There is a dragon boat team that is starting, and we need more people for our team. it's a fun activity to try if you like paddling with a team and a drummer. You don't need to know how to dragon boat paddle, they will teach you there. We meet every Sunday at 4:00. It's 5 dollars a practice, but it's free the first practice. Come meet up with us every Sunday down on the flats. It's a fun team sport and a different thing to do in your very own city of Cleveland.
THE DRAGON BOAT
What is Dragon Boat Racing? Dragon Boat racing is held throughout the world and is one of the fastest growing water sports. It involves teamwork, a high degree of energy and enthusiasm. To get a truly inspirational feeling of the spirit of Dragon Boat racing, and the level of enthusiasm, motivation and teamwork involved in the Dragon Boat Race, click on the link below.
Is any prior experience needed? No experience necessary. Dragon Boat racing is for all ages and levels of fitness. If you enjoy working with team mates and having fun on the water, Dragon Boat racing is for you. Teams will have the opportunity to practice together, learn proper paddling techniques and develop the ability to work as a team. Still not convinced that this sport is for you? Click on the link below to view "DBTV The Dragon Boat Channel It's Your Sport...Now It's Your Channel."
What is a Dragon Boat The boat is approximately 40 feet (12 meters) in length and holds a team of 22 persons. Click on the link below to view a "Paddling Technique" video and see video clips from other Dragon Boat races.
The Team The team consists of 20 paddlers, a drummer and an experienced steersman (provided by Cleveland Rowing Foundation). We recommend 4 alternates for a total team of 25.
The Race The race is 500 meters and can take between 2 to 4 minutes to complete by a team working in unison. The race begins at the Cleveland Plain Dealer Pavilion (formerly Nautica Stage) and ends at Shooter's near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. The objective is not to win, but to establish a working relationship with team mates, unify in spirit and energy, and enjoy the races.