Competition Racing

Dragon boating is a sport that is accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels, and the range of athletes that participate is very varied. On one end of the spectrum are people who paddle recreationally for the well-known physical and mental fitness benefits, or perhaps they race once per year on a corporate team in their local dragon boat festival. On the other end are the athletes at the pinnacle of their abilities participating in international competition. If you have tried racing and find you really love it, please see our infographic about competitive racing. In these pages, we present the options for upper-level competition.

Club Crew

Bay Area Dragons push to the finish. Photo ©Ed Nguyen

Team USA

Members of WAM at 2020 World Nations in Thailand.

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