the honour to welcome the participants of ICF
Dragon Boat World Championship 2014. I am delighted
that once again Poznań is hosting the contestants
from the European and global elite, whose spectacular
struggles can be admired in the beautiful surroundings
of Lake Malta.
boat championships in Poznań have many years'
tradition. For example, the European Championships
and twice the World Championships were held
in the capital of Wielkopolska. School youth
and university students are regularly racing
on the picturesque waters of Malta Regatta Course
and in theTermy Maltańskie recreational and
boat competitions in Poznań are always accompanied
by a great atmosphere of sports festival, co-created
by the reliable Poznań audience. I am convinced
that this year's international team competition
will be interesting for many fans of this spectacular
sport, stemming from traditions cultivated in
China for thousands of years, which also has
become fascinating for the Western world.
encourage residents and visitors to Poznan to
get some rest in the recreational areas around
Lake Malta and to support all the teams participating
in the Dragon Boat World Championships 2014.
To the contestants, I wish satisfaction, success,
unforgettable sport emotions, as well as an
enjoyable and pleasant stay in Poznan.