dragon boat day

               DRAGON BOAT DAY
Friday JULY 5, 2019



DRAGON  BOAT  DAY           Darsena  of MILAN     Friday July 5  2019

Description of the Event and Service


The Dragon Boats, similar to canoe boats with the bow and stern in the shape of a dragon, are driven by 20 athletes to the rhythm punctuated by the tambourine, while the helmsman at the stern of the boat holds the direction with an oar. The athletes, comfortably seated on wooden benches, cleave water with single-handed paddles.

The particularity of the boats, stable and fast, and the ease of paddling technique make this sport suitable for everyone, even not expert or disabled people. Up to 20 disable people are foreseen to be welcomed for this Service, arriving from Lions Leo Youth Camp 108 Italy (www.campogiovani.org) and coming by bus from their residence  “La Prateria “ at  Domodossola.

Organization of the Dragon Boat Service for Milan Lions Convention, as already done for the last six years, will be performed jointly by Leo District 108 Ib4 and  Lions Association “I GIOVANI PER I GIOVANI” (www.giovanixgiovani.org).

Each athlete will be assigned the official t-shirt of the event of a particular color.
Each team will be characterized by a color and, once gathered, will elect a team leader and will include up to 5 disabled people placed in the boat in between volunteer Leo/Lions, who should take care of them since arrival to Dragon base of A.N.M.I. in Darsena of Naviglio
The aim is to promote the integration of the disabled by creating a big sport event where the contribution of each component, able and disabled together, will be fundamental for each team and for the race result.
Program of the Dayfoto_dragon_boat_lr

8.30   Meeting of the participants in the MiCo where they will go on the Buses waiting (the 40 Leo/Lions. Volunteers enrolled in the Service and accompanying  Lions enrolled for the Service)

8.45   Bus departure from MiCo

9.30   Arrival of Leo and Lions participants to the ANMI base in Darsena: subdivision into 4 Teams of 20 people for each Dragon Boat, to which a color will be assigned (10 volunteer  Leo/Lions + 5 disabled  boys from Youth Camp + 5  Leo / Lions of the 108Ib4 District who have experience)

      1. 9.45-10.30   Short lesson to the 4 teams of Dragon Boat on the use of paddles held by expert instructors of Canottieri Olona. The 40 Leo/Lions volunteer will take care of disable people since their arrival. Heating and water test of all teams and preparation of the 1st qualification heats (teams 1 - 2)

10.30-10.50   1st Qualification runs between teams 1 and 2. Parallel water-proof test of the other crews of teams 3 and 4

10.50-11-15  2nd Qualifying Heats between teams 3 and 4

11.20-12.00   Final for the 3rd and 4th place among the teams losing the Qualification Heats . 
Final for the 1st and 2nd place among the winners of the Qualification Heats

12.00-12.30  Awarding of the winners, brief exhibition of the SICS dog-lovers units and refreshments for all the participants and their companions

12.30   Departure of the buses with the participants for the return to MiCo and with disabled people to their residences

13.15   Arrival at the MiCo of all Lions participants

NB:  all people who like to attend the DRAGON BOAT race and service in Darsena are welcome.
Please take Metro MM line 2 (the green line) till PORTA GENOVA station and then 6 min walking
canottieri_olona_e_anmi to Darsena