In the past, it has witnessed athletes strive for Olympic Gold, but this May the magnificent Canal Olímpic de Catalunya welcomed the Plurabelle Paddlers (along with 63 other teams) for the 4th Barcelona Regatta.
The Plurabelle Paddlers joined 1,323 paddlers from 17 nationalities competing at the regatta. Despite some very stiff competition, the Plurabelle Paddlers finished second in the Minor BCS Final and the club also secured a fourth place in the Senior Women’s Open 200m competition. Terrific job, ladies!
There was great support and camaraderie between the three Irish teams at the Regatta – Lagan Dragons, Suir Dragon Paddlers and us. Though the cheering didn’t extend to the other Irish teams when they were racing against the Plurabelle Paddlers – it is a competition, after all!
A huge thank you to James and Dragonboat Emotions and to all our fellow paddlers at the Regatta. We had a wonderful time!