Dragons ahoy!

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - Front Page -

Tor­re­vieja will be host­ing a Guin­ness World Record at­tempt this week­end when 250 pad­dlers from seven coun­tries try to beat the world 24-hour Dragon Boat dis­tance record.

The cur­rent record of 247km was set by the Hong Kong Dragon Boat As­so­ci­a­tion in De­cem­ber. The at­tempt will start at 22.00 on Sat­ur­day evening and will fin­ish at 22.00 on Sun­day. The Span­ish Dragon Boat as­so­ci­a­tion has cho­sen Ma­rina In­ter­na­tional as the head­quar­ters for the chal­lenge. The event forms part of the sec­ond in­ter­na­tional Dragon Boat Fes­ti­val, which is tak­ing place in the town this week­end.

There will also be races at Playa del Ace­quión from 08.30-17.00 on Sat­ur­day.

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