What is Dragon Boating?
Dragon Boating is the sport of paddling and racing 40-foot boats, each with a crew of 20 paddlers, a steersperson at the stern, and a drummer at the bow. It is the fastest-growing water sport worldwide.
Dragon Boating is a team sport that promotes physical conditioning and wellness. Anyone can do it! It is effective for overall body fitness, and the necessity for coordinated paddling promotes cooperation and teamwork. In fact, “a synchronized team can almost always beat a stronger, but less coordinated team.” (Great White North Dragon Boat Assoc.)
Dragon boats weigh about 500 pounds and resemble a giant canoe. For festivals, the dragon head and tail are added.