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Dragon Boat Racing

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What is Dragon Boat Racing?

A dragon boat is a human-powered watercraft.

Teams typically consist of 20 paddlers sitting in rows of two, with a Cox who steers the dragon boat from the rear, and a drummer who sits at the front. The team of paddlers work in unison to propel the boat forward from a standing start, the aim being to reach the finish line in the fastest time. Generally a race consists of between 4 and 6 boats. Teams can be all men, all women, or a mixed crew with equal numbers of both men and women. Timing, strength and endurance are 3 key elements of a successful team; the fourth and most critical is teamwork.

Benefits

Dragon boat racing is great for team building and getting out of your comfort zone.

Facts

Dragon Boat Racing has ancient Chinese origins and its history has been traced back more than 2000 years.

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  • Harborough LSA
    County Sport Network
  • H&B LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Leicester
    O&W LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA