Hong Kong is recognised as the birthplace of modern competitive dragon boat racing and is known internationally as a leading dragon boat competition destination. The Hong Kong Tourism Board organised the 1st international dragon boat races in 1976. The International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) was established in Hong Kong in 1991 as the worldwide governing body for the sport. The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Association was also established in the same year to coordinate local dragon boating activities.
This year is particularly exciting as the Lee Kum Kee 8th IDBF Club Crew World Championships, which is the second largest dragon boat competition in the world, will be held in Hong Kong for the very first time. It is also a first for both the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races and the IDBF Club Crew World Championships to be staged in our beloved Victoria Harbour. This is shaping up to be the biggest team sport event ever hosted in our city.
Event : Lee Kum Kee 8th IDBF Club Crew World Championships and Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races
Date: 2, 4-8 July 2012
Venue: Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
Organiser: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Association
Co-organiser: Hong Kong Tourism Board
Ticketing: Free admission
How To Get There
- MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit G, walk along Mody Road towards the East Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront for about 15 minutes or MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit P1.
- Star Ferry from either Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui. Turn right after alighting from the ferry and walk along the waterfront for about 15 minutes.
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