Dragon boating is an adrenalin pumping water sport with origins stemming back over 2000 years to the rivers of China. Originally conducted during the summer solstice in response to superstitious beliefs that racing would ensure prosperous and bountiful crops, the sport is now fiercely competed around the globe with World Championships held every 2 years.
Teams consist of 20 paddlers plus a sweep and drummer who work together to propel the boat forward for race distances of 200m, 500m, and 2km. Timing, teamwork, technique and commitment are essential elements for a successful dragon boat team. Dragon boating is a sport unlike any other with each and every member dependent on the other every step of the way.