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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.


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


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


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.


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  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Loughborough University
    Harborough District Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    East Midlands Platform
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Equality Standard
  • Blaby District Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Sport England