Dragon boating originated in China over 2,400 years ago and is considered the world’s oldest surviving team sport. Dragon boat racing involves boats that seat either 10 or 20 paddlers in a crew, with a drummer on the front and a sweep (someone who steers) on the back. These boats usually race distances of between 100 metres to 2000 metres but crews often go for leisure paddle of much longer distances.
Today, Dragon Boating is considered one of the most inclusive sports, welcoming people of all ages, genders and fitness levels. This sport promotes fun and active living while simultaneously offering opportunities for individuals to compete in regional, national, and international competition.
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