On the last weekend in June, the date had come round again.
Staged for the tenth time, the world’s largest Dragon Boat Fun Regatta attracted 170 teams and thousands of visitors to Duisburg’s Innenhafen (inner harbour). Sinalco was naturally among the competitors.
A colourfully mixed Sinalco team entered the advanced race with ambition and a great sense of fun. This year, the 25-person crew included colleagues from sales, purchasing and marketing. All of them literally sitting in the same boat.
The real crowd-puller was the celebrity race that followed the regular racing schedule. 12 boats fought out a thrilling competition and the Sinalco boat was naturally one of them. The highly motivated crew of international Sinalco partners had come especially for the Dragon Boat Fun Regatta.
The famous Sinalco Showtruck ensured a great atmosphere between races. The bright yellow truck proved especially attractive to younger visitors with its game and entertainment offerings. Wii games on the giant display and a goal wall competition were just as popular as the tunes spun by the Sinalco DJ.
Tired but happy, the competitors wound their way towards the Sinalco Showtruck after each event, where the prize-giving was celebrated with plenty of great-tasting drinks and a real party mood.
Following the success of the Sinalco Crew under Captain Mario Mais last year, the yellow Sinalco dragon boat “Huang Long” this year achieved a respectable 10th place. The Sinalco VIP boat was even more successful, pulling away from the competition to be first across the winning line.
All told, the Sinalco canoes enjoyed a sporting and successful weekend. But even more important than the results was that Sinalco once again proved the great value of teamwork!