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© 2018 by the Cyprus Girls Can Team 

Dragon Boating Open Day

28 April 2018

 

Cyprus Girls Can largest event yet! Over 85 women from all over the island came together to spend an exhilarating morning on the water in Germasoyeia Dam, in beautiful boats adorned with dragon heads and tails!

 

Under the guidance of the Cyprus Dragon Boat Federation, participants were instructed on how to paddle in the boats, how to follow the beat of the drummer at the head of boat and even how to back paddle! Three boats of 20 paddlers and three boats of 10 paddlers lined up to race, once they had gotten to grips with paddling! The 200metre race was over in less than a minute, but the smiles lasted much longer!

 

We thank all those who attended, for bringing with them their positive attitude and will to try something new! A huge thank you to all instructors who volunteered their time to ensure we all had a great time!

 

For those that would like to continue with Dragon Boating, the following information on clubs on the island may be useful: 1. Limassol Spartans. Based in Limassol. Coach: Mr Djordje Pavlovic (99853386). 2. Limassol Dragons. Based in Limassol. Coach: Mr Angelos Papadopoulos (99443351) 3. Tamassos Dragons. Based in Nicosia. Coach: Mr Christos Georgiou (99477449) 4. Raging Mouflons & Pink Mouflons Based in Limassol. Being launched for new people who would like to join the sport - mixed and a women’s team. President: Mrs Eleni Rousounidou (99622068) 5. Begafigo. Based in Paralimni, Famagusta. President: Mr Chris Parry (99226829) 6. Famagusta Nautical Club. Based in Limassol. Contact: 25879767