Jacksonville Dragonboat Festival coming November 5

Mark your calendars for the inagural Jacksonville Dragonboat Festival coming November 5, 2011! Wrap up your season along the banks of the St. Johns River in the comfortable setting of downtown Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park.  FREE TO ATTEND!!!

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Jacksonville Dragonboat Festival November 5, 2011

Mark your calendar for the inagural Jacksonville Dragonboat Festival coming November 5, 2011! Wrap up your season along the banks of the St. Johns River in the comfortable setting of Metropolitan Park, and the hospitality of Jacksonville.  FREE TO ATTEND!!!

Please stop back by; more Posts to follow soon.

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OK, so tell me about Dragon Boats!

From the International Dragon Boat Federation:

  • “Dragon Boats have been used for spiritual and competitive purposes for over 5000 years in China, with the smallest boat, called a “Baby Dragon”, having a crew of eight Paddlers, while some boats are designed for more than 100 paddlers.  The modern design of the IDBF International Standard Racing Boat has a Crew of 22, consisting of 20 paddlers, one Drummer and a Helm (Steerer).”
  • The IDBF is recognized by SportAccord (formerly GAISF), an International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognised organisation.  The United States Dragon Boat Federation (USDBF) is a volunteer organization dedicated to the sport of dragon boat racing.

Additional information from the International Dragon Boat Federation:

http://www.idbf.org/dragonboats.php

 In the United States of America, the USDBF is the Governing Body for Dragon Boat Sport.  It is a member of the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF), which is the World Governing Body for Dragon Boat Sport.

http://srdbadragonboat.wordpress.com/

 The USDBF consists of four regional entities across the country; Jacksonville falls into the Southest Region Dragon Boat Association.

http://srdbadragonboat.wordpress.com/

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