Midlands Regatta September 2021

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The final race of the 2021 season was at The National Water sports Centre in Nottingham where over 18 crews battled it out over distances of 2000m, 500m and 200m in mixed, open, men’s and women’s racing. Amathus was represented in the mixed, women’s and men’s categories.

Bkack and Gold Dragon’s receiving a pearl from The Ancient Dragon.

In Chinese culture and legend, the pearl represents being a true dragon. True dragons usually have a pearl in their mouth or claw symbolising being a ‘true’ dragon.

The pearl symbolises being a ‘true dragon’ and helps us to be true dragons and strong on the water together.

Crews together on the water during the eye dotting ceremony.

The day began with all crews on the water together taking part in an eye dotting ceremony to ‘awaken’ the dragons ready to race.

The dragons being ‘woken’ ready to race.

Racing began with a 2000m pursuit race with over 17 teams racing over 2 heats with Amathus finishing in 1st place.

Amathus Mixed Crew racing.

Amathus Mixed Team raced over 500m and 200m. They achieved excellent results: 1st place in the 200m mixed competition and 2nd place in the 500m mixed competition.

Amathus ladies S12 crew of 12 paddlers competed in the 200m competition, placing 4th overall.

Amathus S12 mens crew ( 12 paddlers) competed in the 200m competition and came 3rd overall.

Amathus celebrations on the water.

Amathus enjoyed racing together with some excellent results. Our overall results were:

1st in the 2km Mixed race

1st in the 200m Mixed race

2nd in the 500m Mixed Race

3rd in the 200m S12 Mens Race

4th in the 200m Womens S12 Race

If you would like to become part of Amathus and one of our teams get in touch! We welcome new and experienced paddlers.

Contact us: enquiries@amathusdbc.org.uk


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