10 Reasons To Try Dragon Boating

From my other blog – ‘Without A Paddle’ … Dragon Boating is a great sport to help you get fit and meet new people.

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First of all… What is Dragon Boat Racing?

Dragon Boat Racing is a water sport spanning thousands of years, originating from the Pearl River Delta region of China’s Guangdong Province. It is one of the most up-and-coming sports in the world, with over 50 million participants worldwide.

Modern Dragon Boat Racing began as an international sport in Hong Kong in 1976 (for more information, click here).

Dragon Boat Racing consists of crews of 10 or 20 paddlers in a boat (+ Sweep/ Steerer and Drummer). The boats are typically made of carbon-fibre, fibreglass and other lightweight materials:.

Source: http://www.seadragons.net.au/gallery/Adelaide Sea Dragons Club

Source: http://www.seadragons.net.au/gallery/Adelaide Sea Dragons Club

So how does it work?

Dragon Boat Racing involves each crew member paddling in synchronization/ as part of a team, against other Dragon Boat Racing teams from a start to a finish line.

Race lengths vary, with the most popular being 200m, 500m and 2km.

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