GEG Dragon Boat Team Commemorates its 10th Anniversary with Visit to Jiujiang Training Center

Oct 25, 2016 – To mark its 10th anniversary, the Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) Dragon Boat Team sent over 50 of its paddlers to Jiujiang Training Center of China Dragon Boat Sports Demonstration Base, Jiujiang Town, Nanhai District to train for two days with the elite Nanhai Jiujiang Dragon Boat Team.

On October 13, the paddlers arrived at the Jiujiang Training Center and met with the Nanhai Jiujiang Dragon Boat Team coach and paddlers and the training center staff. The group toured the training facilities, dragon boat cultural exhibition hall and dragon boat experience zone, where they discussed paddling strategies and techniques. A paddling simulator at the center helped the paddlers improve their control of speed and strength. On the second day of the visit, the visiting GEG paddlers had a friendly competition race with the Nanhai Jiujiang paddlers and celebrated the GEG Dragon Boat Team’s 10th anniversary at a gala dinner. Upon their return to Macau, the GEG Team went to the Nanhai Guanyin Temple to pray for luck in upcoming races.

Tyson Hoi, Captain of the GEG Dragon Boat Team thanked GEG for their support and said that the visit had been a valuable learning opportunity. Hoi said that the intensive technical training in Nanhai had greatly improved their skills.    

Over the past ten years, the GEG Team has participated many local and international dragon boat races, including the annual Macau International Dragon Boat Races, the Macau Small Dragon Boat Mid-Autumn Festival Cup, the Duyan International Dragon Boat Race, the 2010 China Nanjing Cross-Strait Qinhuai River Dragon Boat Rally and the Chinese Artistic and Cultural Talent (Dragon-boat Racing) Competition for Global Chinese at Xiamen, taking home several trophies, including championship, first runner-up and second runner-up titles.