Team GB World Champs

Team GB World Champs

Representing My Country

All those years canoeing and kayaking made the transition to Dragon Boats quite easy and I was very quickly selected for the Great Britain Team. It was a dream come true as I had always wanted to represent my country in a sport. The European Championships in Rome were first, followed by the World Championships in Nottingham 2 years later. I’m so enormously proud of my medals – 1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze.

Why I Quit

The World Championships had been a challenging time for me as my father had died between the Europeans and the Worlds. Without Dad cheering on the sidelines it just didn’t seem right to continue so I bowed out of Team GB and gave up Dragon Boating altogether…. until the Vogalonga and English Channel World Record came along in 2005 and reminded me what a fantastic team paddle sport it is!

World Championships

Nottingham, UK

European Championships

Rome, Italy

Distances

Most races were 250m or 500m

Date

1997 – 2001

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ABOUT

Debra Searle MVO, MBE shot to fame after rowing the Atlantic solo. As a sought after motivational speaker and author, she has spoken at 1,000 events in 40+ countries.  She has founded five companies and presented over 40 programmes for the BBC.

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  • stef@debrasearle.com

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