Information bulletin

The A.D.Pinatarense club and the San Pedro del Pinatar council are pleased to invite you to participate in the San Pedro del Pinatar’s International Dragon boat Festival IV Edition and II edition of the San Pedro del Pinatar Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge.

The festival will take place in Lo Pagan’s beach, in Water Sport Center of San Pedro del Pinatar, on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March 2016.

Dragonboating clubs from any nationality are invited to attend to the Festival.

The competition will be dispute on the distance of 200 m in a two or four lines racecourse.

There are five categories in the Festival:

- DB 22 Category Open: 20 paddlers Dragonboat with steerer & drummer.

- DB 12 Category Open: 10 paddlers Dragonboat with steerer & drummer.

- DB12 Category Mixed: 10 paddlers Dragonboat with steerer & drummer (minimum 4

women-paddlers).

- DB12 BCS (Breast Cancer Survivor): 10 paddlers Dragonboat with steerer & drummer.

- DB12 Category Women: 10 paddlers female with steerer & drummer.

Boats, paddles & steerers will be provided by the Festival Organization, as well as lifejackets to those participants who request for it.

Those teams that want to use his own steerer or paddles, are able to do, but paddles should be certificated according to 202A specification of the IDBF and the steerers should have enough experience to rule the boat without causing any problem to his own team or others.

The organization will provide enough boats for the regattas, as well as a training boat available for that team than wish for it.

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Festival Schedule:

Event Deadline Remarks Entry form 11.03.2016 To participate, teams must email the inscription bulletin before the deadline date or have contacted the organization showing their intent to participate. Team arrival and Practice season

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If teams want to train before the race, they could do it in the Water Sport Center of San Pedro del Pinatar, always having asked for the boats before use them. DB12 Mixed, DB12 OPEN, DB12 WOMEN & DB22 OPEN & DB12 BCS category Captain Meeting

25.03.2016 (17:00 – 18:00)

Captains meeting for DB12 Mixed, DB12 OPEN, DB12 WOMEN, DB12 BCS & DB22 OPEN will be on Friday 25th. A representative from each team will is asked to take part on the meeting and pay the inscription costs.

DB12 Mixed, DB12 OPEN, DB12 WOMEN, DB12 BCS & DB22 OPEN (Heats & semi- finals)

26.03.2016 (09:00 – 14:00)

Races for DB12 Mixed, DB12 OPEN, DB12 WOMEN, DB12 BCS & DB22 OPEN categories will begin at 09:00 till 14:00.

PAELLA LUNCH 26.03.2016

(14:00 – 15:00)

Giant paella will be prepared for all participants to the festival. SPECIAL DINNER 26.03.2016

(21:00 – 23:00)

Special Mar Menor sea views dinner will be offer to all participants in Water Sport Center Restaurant. Dinner price 10€/person. LOTTO 26.03.2016

(23:00 – 24:00)

Lotto with gifts will be offer to all participants.

DB12 Mixed, DB12 OPEN, DB12 WOMEN, DB 12 BCS & DB22 OPEN (finals)

27.03.2016 (09:00 – 13:30)

Finals for DB12 Mixed, DB12 OPEN, DB12 WOMEN, DB12 BCS & DB22 OPEN categories will begin at 09:00 till 13:30.

Closing ceremony 27.03.2016

(14:00 – 15:00)

At 14:00 pm on Sunday 27th the medals and trophy will be given to the winners of the Festival.



4th INTERNATIONAL DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR

Inscription fee is 25 Euros per participant. Money must be paid in the captains meeting that will take place as per the Festival Schedule. Inscription cost includes participation in all categories and Paella lunch on Saturday 27th.

In the festival area there will be changing rooms, resting areas, restaurant, bar and souvenirs.

On Saturday 26th night a special dinner in the Water sport Centre restaurant with wonderful views to the Mar Menor sea will be offer to all participant at the cost of 10€/person. After dinner, lotto will be held, where t-shirts, paddle-bags and much more gifts will be distributed to the participants. After the Lotto, a party will be celebrated in “La Curva”, with special discounts and prices for all participants.

If participants want to do different activities the days before or after the competition, also look for hosting, transports or places to visit, all the needed information will be available in the competition web or under request to the mail address dragonboat@hotmail.es

Teams are advised to visit “Las Salinas” Natural Park located in San Pedro del Pinatar as well as the typical Good Friday Processions on Friday 25th March 2016.

General Information:

- San Pedro del Pinatar Water Sport Centre Location: Calle Varadero S/N Lo Pagán (San

Pedro del Pinatar), Murcia.

- The nearest airports:

o Internacional Airport of de San Javier (Murcia) - 7 Kilometers.

o Internacional Airport of Alicante (Valencia) – 100 Kilometers.

- There are many different places to stay in San Pedro del Pinatar area, from 4 and 5 star hotels to campings and cheap hostals near the competition place. Please, ask us for special prices and discount for attendants to the festival.

- Information mail: dragonboatpinatar@hotmail.com

- Information telephone: (+34) 607625603

- Information Web: www.dragonboatpinatar.com

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Asociación Deportiva Pinatarense location

Water Sport Centre of San Pedro del Pinatar

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Discovering San Pedro del Pinatar:

San Pedro del Pinatar is a town of over 23,000 habitants belonging to the region of the Mar Menor. Bordered on the north by the province of Alicante, on the west and south-west by the town of San Javier, on the south with the Mar Menor, and on the east by the Mediterranean Sea. The landscape is characterized by its coast, overlooking the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean Sea, and the Regional Park of Salinas and Arenales de San Pedro, a wetland that combines salt, beaches and dunes, whose fauna include flamingos.

Like other towns in the Mar Menor area, with remains of civilizations from the Paleolithic, especially Romans and Arabics, final settlements in the town do not happen until the 18th century, around the construction of the chapel of San Pedro. In the 19th century it became the residence of eminent Spanish personalities, and in the last years of the 20th century happened its economic boom thanks to the tourism, taking advantage of its special location between two seas, between Murcia and Alicante, its 14 kilometers beach, the Mar Menor suitability for water sports, and the virtues of sludge in the area of "Puntica".

Cultural heritage from San Pedro del Pinatar account, among others, the Clock House, where Emilio Castelar, president of the First Republic, died in 1899, the Russian House or Benifayo`s Baron House, the Maritime Museum, and the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, with an area dedicated to underwater archeology.

Its celebrations include the Festival in honor of the Virgen del Carmen, with a maritime Pilgrimage on the 16th of July. Holy Week, declared as Regional Tourist Interest, the festivities in honor of St. Peter the Apostle, in June, and his Cavalcade of Magi, coming from the sea, also deserve to be distinguished.

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Mill from San Pedro del Pinatar.

San Pedro del Pinatar beaches

Flamingos in San Pedro del Pinatar Natural Park

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Las Salinas Natural Park.

Paella rice.

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San Pedro del Pinatar Good Friday Procession

Holy Week in San Pedro del Pinatar is a traditional festival. It has been held in the city since the fifties. It is a nice and colorful event for all ages. The processions are typical of this region of southeast Spain. The squares and streets of the town dress for the party.

Teams are advised to visit Good Friday Processions on 25th March.

Come and discover traditional processions from Spain in one of the most beautiful places in south Europe.

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San Pedro del Pinatar Dragonboat Festival 2013

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