Dragon Boat FAQ

Dragon Boat racing rapidly gains popularity as the 8th fastest growing sport in the world. The growth stems from the participation of various groups and corporations using it as an opportunity to build their internal teams.

The most fun, unique cultural event featuring adrenaline-pumping action, teams rave about the excitement, friendly competition and community spirit surrounding the sport. Paddlers race in authentic 46-foot long Chinese dragon boats. All ages, skill levels and physiques can participate, making it the ultimate team building sport, requiring synchronicity and finesse, more than power to win.

Teams decorate their tents, wear their dragon apparel and cheer throughout – this is their day and they enjoy it to their fullest extent!

  • Dragon Boating is the 8th most popular sport in the World.
  • Teams race with 20 paddlers, a drummer, and steerer. Eight padders must be women.
  • Teamwork is the key to a successful race.
  • At dragon boat events, typically each team races in qualifying rounds.
  • It’s a company picnic, community & cultural festival, and competition in one.
  •  Almost anyone, regardless of size and fitness level, can paddle in a dragon boat race.
  • Festivals often are also fundraisers, collecting thousands in pledges and attracting donors to the cause.

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