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European Dragon Boat League Kicks off in Liverpool

16 May 2007 - 
Amathus Dragon Boat Club in Liverpool hosted the first European League event of the season on 6 May. UK turnout was strong with 21 crews participating as the EDBL event was also part of the British Dragon Boat Association League circuit. The only international entry for the EDBL event came from United Dragons of Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

dragonboats at the docks of Liverpool
Amathus won the days events, gaining 6 points for the EDBF League and United Dragons gained 4 points to start off the League tallies. The Dutch Dragons also participated in Amathus event as a guest team and came in second in the days overall results.

Amathus is planning on a reciprocal visit to the Netherlands to defend their League position, as they take on the Dutch teams and any international comers in the third EDBL race on 11 June in Alkmaar.

The next EDBF League Race will be held in Gyor, Hungary on 19 & 20 May. Gyor is a charming town situated between Vienna and Budapest and the site of Hungarys national championships. For more information go to the Hungarian Dragon Boat Federation site at www.sarkanyhajozus.hu.

For more information on the European League see the Calendar section for League event dates and the Documents section for League rules.

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