Dragon Boat racing is a team paddling sport involving typically 20 paddlers (10 along each side), a steersperson and a drummer, racing in a long boat against several others. Dragon boating emphasizes working together with teammates to persevere and synchronize every paddle stroke to fight for the finish line. The sport originated in China, and dates back over 2000 years. In recent years it has become one of the fastest growing international sports, as exhibited by an increasing number of race festivals being held in the US, Canada, Australia, Africa, Europe and throughout Asia. Paddlers of any skill level can enjoy the sport and develop their technique in order to eventually compete on a local, national or even international level.

Learn more about the history of dragon boat racing by downloading the following pdf created by the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) – Click here to download the pdf.

 
International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) Video Promo