On 29 July, the Navy Day, Voronezh held a Dragon boat race – Petrine regatta.
This was the second event of the kind in the Central Black Earth Region. The regatta was named in the memory of first battleships built in Voronezh at the order of Peter the Great.
The crew of each “dragon” includes 20 paddlers, who synchronise with each other, a steerer, and a drummer who leads the paddlers using the rhythmic drum beat. The participants of the regatta are representatives of universities, enterprises, and authorities. Voronezh State University took part in both regattas. Our team is in the top 6 among the teams of enterprises and institutions.
The next regatta will be held in September as a part of the celebration of the Day of the City.