7th and 8th October 2017

  • 7 October 2017

Only a year ago FIRENZE IN ROSA Onlus, the Organising Committee of the IBCPC Dragon Boat Florence Festival, announced the dates and location chosen for the International Festival which will bring over 4,000 Donne in Rosa to Florence from all over the world. By taking on the technical planning of the Coppa Italia di Dragon Boat, Firenze in Rosa Onlus was able to prepare a race meeting with 5 landing stages and 13 boats. This served as a trial run for the future race grounds of the International Festival of Breast Cancer Dragon Boat ladies which will be held in Florence from the 6th to 8th of July 2018. The banks of the Arno, packed with curious Florentines, were alive with numerous teams from all over Italy, there to take part in the enthralling Dragon Boat races.
The choice of the Cascine park, a wonderful sporting location in the heart of Florence’ said Lucia de Ranieri, President of the Firenze in Rosa Onlus and of the 2018 IBCPC Dragon Boat Florence Festival Organizing Committee ‘ has proven to be a great choice, we have been able to verify our planning procedure and after the success of this trial run we have been given an extra impetus for the organisation of the International Festival which will take place in 10 months time.’
Among those present for this occasion were the Counsellor for Sport Andrea Vannucci, President of the Commission for Culture and Sport for Florence Maria Federica Giuliani, Mirko Dormentoni President of Quartiere 4 and Barbara Felleca President of the Sports Commission of Quartiere 4.