The Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand (RCAT) has held the Asian Dragon Boat Championship 2012 in Pattaya.

The Asian Canoe Confederation (ACC) has given the opportunity for Thailand to host this international event during February 7-8. Participants from 12 countries in Asia joined the contest.

Races were divided into 200 meters, 500 meters, and 2 kilometers. This year, many of the Thai rowing teams have won the races.

For Thailand, the competition was aimed at improving the local rowing sport to the international level and raising public awareness for this kind of sport which practically promotes unity. The contest also helped Thailand develop itself to become the center of rowing and canoeing in Southeast Asia.

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