WHAT: More than 750 dragon boat paddlers from 30 teams across the country will be in at this year’s Suncoast International Dragon Boat Festival in Sarasota, many of them vying for a berth to the 2018 club crew world championships in Hungary. Dragon boating is the fastest growing water sport in the world with teams racing in more than 80 countries. This event is open to teams seeking a chance to compete internationally and to those choosing to race solely in the club division of the festival.
WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
8:30 a.m. racing begins
6:00 p.m. closing and awards ceremonies
WHERE: Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Park Circle
MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Grossman
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