An ancient past and a very bright future
Dragon boat racing has Chinese origins and dates back over 2000 years. Racing was originally held to avert misfortune and encourage the rains needed for posterity. The dragon of Asia has traditionally been a symbol of water and is said to rule the rivers and seas and dominate the clouds and rain.
Nowadays, dragon boat racing is a mass participation sport with an ancient past and a very bright future. Modern day dragon boat racing is fiercely competitive, with teams of twenty paddlers, a drummer and a helm competing at close quarters across sprint and long distance races.
Dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing watersports in the world.
Stamina, strength, timing and teamwork are critical elements of any dragon boat team.