Dragon Boat Racing is one of the world’s fastest growing participation sports. It is a whole-body workout that builds strength, stamina, and endurance. Whether you are looking to improve your strength and fitness, push your limits, meet new people, try something new and fun, any, or all the above, THIS is the sport for you!
The Dragon Boat is deeply embedded in China’s ‘Dragon’ culture, with each Boat having an ornately carved dragon’s head at the Bow and a tail in the Stern. The Hull is painted with the Dragon’s scales. The paddles symbolically represent the claws. There are generally 18-20 paddlers per Standard size Dragon Boat, plus a drummer and a helm (Steerer).
We have our own team at MWBC called ‘Team Manvers Dragons’ which was created in July 2019 and entered their first British Dragon Boat Racing Association (BDA) league events later in the summer. We are currently ranked 3rd in the National League (Open category)!
Dragon Boating is one of the most exciting and inclusive water sports - we have teams for mixed, mens and womens!
We are always looking for new members. If you are enthusiastic, committed and willing to take part in a team sport please come along to our regular training sessions