11TH IDBF CLUB CREW DRAGON BOAT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
July 17. - July 22.
C’mon let’s Dragon Again!
You don’t have to wait long for the most colourful programme of the summer. Less than a week before the 11th IDBF Club Crew World Championship begins, where 5 continents, 30 countries and 140 teams are struggling to get the first place on the podium of the greatest competition in the history of the dragonboating.
6,200 paddlers are facing a real challenge, as the top paddlers of the world will come to Szeged to prove they are the best.
The event starts with an incredible opening ceremony with the parade of the club’ flags at Klauzál Square , which is one of the most beautiful part of Szeged. Club crews will march to Huszár Mátyás wharf to admire the glamorous air show of Péter Besenyei, World Champion aerobatic pilot . The show will start at 19:00 sharp, the pilot will fly under the City Bridge, which will be the opening of the week: C’mon let’s dragon again.
Short distance races (200m, 500m) will be held at Maty-ér Olympic Centre on the first four days of the event (17-20 July), while long distance races (2000m) can be seen in the Centre of the City on 21 and 22 of July, between 8.00 a.m. and 18.00 p.m. All events are free for the visitors.
Visitors can approach the venue from the North part of Maty-ér(Baja road), where parking is also provided.
However, the highlights of the week can be seen on Saturday and Sunday morning from 10:00 a.m., when the competition moves into the center of Szeged, where crews will perform a 2000m races – alias Ben-Hur Races – on a 500m circuit.
The “Week of Dragons” will then continue with an unforgettable open street party on the wharf at 21.00 p.m. (21 July) where Dj. Viktoria Metzker takes care of the good mood.
For more information and the program of the competitions please visit the official event website on the following link:
You can follow the results of the competition on the mobile application of the event. App can be downloaded from Google Play and App Store. Look for Simi, CCWC 2018.