Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday 30th September 2023
What is Dragon Boat Racing?
Dragon boating is a fun-filled, adrenaline pumping, water sports activity. Teams compete in Dragon Boats, which are large canoe-like vessels fitted with ornately carved dragons' heads and tails.
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Our Dragon Boats accommodate 14 person teams consisting of 10 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 helmsperson, and 2 persons in reserve. The paddlers sit in pairs to compete in races over distances of 200m, 500m, and more. Each boat has a drummer beating time to keep the paddlers in unison, and a helmsperson at the stern to guide the boat. Minimum persons on a team is 10 members.
Originating in ancient China, Dragon Boat Racing is now the fastest growing water sport in the world and a favourite among charities and corporations for its fundraising and team-building benefits.