For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating is a boat of 10 or 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person paddling to cross the finish faster than their competition.
Beginning in Southern China, dragon boating is one of the fastest growing international team water sports. Each year, race festivals are held around the world.
The appeal to dragon boating is mainly contributed to the sport’s ability to accommodate a wide spectrum of skill levels ranging from novice to competitive. At the novice and recreational level, teams often form as a means of social outlet, team building and an alternative means of exercise. Competitive paddlers rigorously train to condition themselves in the areas strength, endurance, form, mental focus and most importantly timing. At this level dragon boat racing becomes a thrilling sport of inches.