Dragon Boat World Championships

 Penang World Championships

July/August 2008

Phuket Dragon Boats are sending the team that won the first Phuket International Dragon Boat Regatta to the Dragon Boat World Championships.

  Dragon Boat Championships

Penang Dragon BoatsThis all Thai Nationals team are training at Ao Yon every Sunday and they are really beginning to be slick. Working out at their hotel at least once a day in the gym is turning these hotel workers into Phukets finest, fittest hoteliers.

Phuket Dragon Boats trainer is Henry Boissonault the Canadian World Champion Helm. Henry has been doing this for years and is dedicated to the sport of dragon boating.

He returns to Canada in under a month to begin his World champion training with the Canadian team but with luch he will have trained a formidable Thai team before he leaves. The World Championships are being hosted in Penang on July 29- August 4th and we expect to see an amazing turnout. 149 teams of 28 persons joined already and the crowd is forecast at more than 15000 people.

Our Thai team are fortunate to have great sponsorship from Tourism Authority of Thailand, Hotel Travel,com, Firefly, Phuket Gazette and Sail in Asia. More sponsors are being sought to cover expenses so if you want to support our team please check out the following link Sponsor the world championship's Thai Team.

Phuket supporters who wish to travel with the team or want to be in Penang to support them should book with Hotel travel.com and contact us to find out what is going on!

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