Louisiana Dragon Boat Races

Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:00am

Lake Buhlow
Pineville, LA 71359

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This is the ultimate Team Building Activity. The sport involves 20 team members paddling in unison to a drummer's beat in a long, narrow boat decorated at bow and stern with a dragon's head and tail. This 2,500 year-old Chinese sport is said to have "a visceral feel that appeals to everyone." Dragon boat racing is recognized for the camaraderie, strength and endurance fostered among the participants and has become extremely popular as a corporate team building activity.

Dragon Boat Racing

-Ultimate Team Building Activity

-The sport involves 20 team members paddling in unison to a drummer's beat in a long, narrow boat decorated at bow and stern with a dragon's head and tail.

-This 2,500 year-old Chinese sport is said to have "a visceral feel that appeals to everyone."

-Dragon boat racing is recognized for the camaraderie, strength and endurance fostered among the participants and has become extremely popular as a corporate team building activity.

Dragon Boat Festivals

-Dragon boat races are held in conjunction with community waterfront festivals and events, feature an exhilarating combination of premier sport competition in concert with local community and entertainment showcase for corporations, community organizations, and families.

-They provide great opportunities for sponsors to reach a diverse group of consumers and business networks through an innovative medium.

Race Day

-20 Paddlers, a minimum of 8 female paddlers must be in the boat at all times
-1 Drummer
-Optional alternate paddlers allowed
-Practices take place on evenings the week leading up to the event
-Practices will include the basics of paddling, the basics of racing, and safety instruction.
-Each registered team receives a 10'x10' tent space area along the river.
-Paddles, life vests, boats, drums, and steerspersons will be provided to each team at practice and on the day of the race
-Teams that bring their own equipment must use the regulation equipment

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