2013 China Dragon Boat Tournament to kick off on Mar.12 in Wanning
The 2013 China Dragon Boat Tournament is to be held in Wanning City and the northern port of Lezheng Port on March 12 and 13.
March 13, the 2nd day of the second lunar month, is the Dragon-Head-Raising Festival. After that day, there will be more and more spring rain to nourish the crops, hence the many celebrations traditionally held.
The prize of the event has been increased from the RMB500, 000 of last year to RMB600, 000 this year, and a total of 12 male teams and 4 female teams from all over the country will compete for it. Among them, there are 2 male teams from Hainan including Hainan Wanning Dragon Boat Team and Hainan Hele Dragon Boat Team.
The tournament this year, including the men's 300m and 500m races, and women's 200m and 500m races, will make 8 stops in China, and Wanning will be the first.