"Martin Doktor, also a member of the crew is better known as a canoeist and Olympic gold medallist. Successful in 500 and 1000 metre races he took up dragon boat races to get some company.
"It is a chance for me to do a team sport which is really different to my discipline where I am alone on my boat. Here I am together with another 21 people and it is great fun for me. Until I am sitting in a boat it is not serious for me but when I am in the boat I am paddling like hell because when I am paddling I always would like to be first."
Although it is not very likely fans of dragon boat racing hope that their sport will one day become an Olympic discipline, maybe in Beijing 2008. But in the meantime there are many competitions to look forward to. Petr Klima again.
"Next year in 2006 will be the European Championship here in Prague so let's do it like Olympics."