The Dragon Boat female crew is going to fight for the medals at the European Championships in Spain in July 2019. However, we lack money for air tickets. We know how to win, but we need a financial support.
Author: DB Tragédky
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Relaxing, in World championship in Hungary, 2018
How to get 20 heads into 1 selfie :)
In the gym
To know who we are.. In Hungary 2018
Sport camp :)
Indoor championship. Racing even in winter
Dressed for a boat but skying instead
We learn how to pose...
Friendly male team we race with in MIX category
Another Sport Camp.., Nymburk 2019
Our medal collection...
One of the rewards.. Tragic Backpack
We got together in the fall of 2005 and we are one of the oldest dragon boat teams in the Czech Republic. We are a purely female crew, we are called DB Tragédky – “Tragic girls” - and we are proud of it.
14 years ago we couldn't agree on the name of the team for so long, that someone finally said we were TRAGIC and we have stayed with it. In fact, with this version of the story, we are hiding the other version, according to which it was not "easy" for us to board a boat in our early days
Our achievement in the Czech Cup ranking in the latest season qualified us to participate in the 18th European Championship of Dragon Boat Clubs in Seville, Spain, which takes place from 25th to 28th July 2019. We will compete in the highest possible category of Premier Women on 200m, 500m and 2000m tracks. So far, we have invested hundreds of running kilometers into our training, a whole-morning workout in the gym and we have been freezing in water since March
Travel and attendance costs will exceed 350,000 czech crowns. Just the starting fee for the European Championship is 60 k Czech crowns, plus transport, accommodation… Because Seville is quite far away from Prague we have to travel by plane, so the cost is much higher than in the last years. For some of us, participation in the Championship is at risk due to costs, so we decided to reach you through Hithit. Your kind financial contributions will cover at least part of the cost of our tickets. Contribution of 100 k CZK would reduce our expense by 25%... and to be one-quarter lighter on the boat? Surely this can be felt on the boat!
Dragon boats are a collective sport. One dragon boat crew consists of 20 paddlers on a standard boat (or 10 paddlers on a small boat). We are paddling by the sound of the drum and the instructions of the drummer and an experienced helmsman is in charge of the correct direction.
In the Czech Republic, dragon boating appeared as a sport in 1997, when the first 2 dragon boats were brought to Prague. The first Dragon Boat Festival took place in 1998 and remains an annual tradition. In 2001, Czech representatives competed at the European Championship for the first time. Since 2004, the best Czech crews have been fighting at the Czech Cup, which was divided into men and women in 2006, and since 2007, veterans and mix have joined.
During the first season in 2006 our number grew, and the training effort resulted in silver medals from the Czech Republic Championship and the second place in the Czech Cup. At the end of the season, we moved to the shipyard in Malá Chuchle, Prague, where the “turquoise dragon” has been dwelling until today.
In 2007, we founded the association - DBT o.s. - and we were looking forward to the new racing challenges with full expectations. In the October, same year, we organized our own race for the first time in Malá Chuchle - Tragically long tracks.
Since 2018, the race organized by us has been part of the Long-distance Czech dragonboat championship.
Since 2015, we have been training on our own boat, which we baptized Hydra.
Over the years, the crew has changed, and we still welcome new members.
For four years we have been holding the 1st position in Czech Cup - organized by Czech Dragon Boat Association! At the European Championship in France in 2017 we won 2nd place and this year in Spain we plan to fight for medals again. In order to make it real, we workout, we slave, we sweat…but we need financial support as well.
We are proud to meet regularly for training and to build a strong team, and at the same time we spend our free time together by trying to push through other sports and living our “Tragic Sports lives”.
We love our sport and we enjoy our success :-)
Dear Tragic Girl / Tragic Boy Welcome to the team! We train as hard as we can and thanks to you, we are fastly approaching 100 % of our goal! Getting to 50 % in a week is a huge success and we can't express our thanks and appreciation enough! In return, we have something from our private archives…More