THE Cuevas del Almanzora rowing channel is the chosen location for a Guinness Record attempt, initially planned for next month, by a team from San Pedro de Pinatar.
The Club Dragon Boat rowing team has been taking part in international competitions since 2005, the same year the Cuevas channel was built for the Mediterranean Games, and has had considerable success, winning European and World championships in the 200 and 500 metre category and setting a world record in Mar Menor last October by rowing a total of 188 kilometres in 24 hours.
The record, however, was snatched by the German national rowing team and Club Dragon is on a mission to get it back.
The club and Cuevas Council are seeking sponsors to help finance the attempt, which requires bringing 43 rowers and two boats plus judges and notaries to town and putting them up. In exchange for covering the costs, the sponsor’s name will go down in history as it will be included in the inscription of the record.