What does 划 mean or do here?
Using the paddle to 划 in the water
明年我会参加划龙舟比赛 was rejected, though. Wasn't able to report it as I didn't expect this answer to be correct.
It is now accepted.
Why is 划 required? Are there dragon boat competitions where you can use an outboard motor?
Shouldn't this work without 会? Because it doesn't.
I would say that 我明年会参加 and 明年我会参加 are 100% natural for me, whereas 明年我参加 is only 50%~60% natural. I don't know a lot about grammar so I couldn't explain...