Gold medals galore for Boobops!

The Tauranga-based Boobops have had another successful dragon boating season winning six gold medals and one silver in the space of five weeks! They competed in three festivals including the Wellington Dragon Boat Festival, the Auckland Regionals Dragon Boat Festival and the National Championships in Ashburton.

The team now take a well-earned break during April and May before getting back into some winter training. Towards the end of the winter this will become training for the IBCPC International Breast Paddlers Commission World Festival which is taking place in Sarasota, Florida, USA in October.

There are 100 teams registered to date and all those taking part are breast cancer survivors. There will be both an opening ceremony and a closing ceremony and with close to 2500 competitors and 2000 supporters it will be a sea of PINK!

This event only takes place once every four years and the Boobops will be joined by one other New Zealand-based team from Wellington. Both teams are expecting to compete strongly against the overseas teams.

The Boobops can’t wait to participate in what will be an amazing event and make the most of an incredible opportunity to meet so many other teams and individuals all in one place.

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