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6th Annual Greater Triangle Area Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon boating simply put, is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person, paddling to cross the finish faster than their competitors. The paddlers paddle in unison to a drummer's beat in a long, narrow boat decorated at bow and stern with a dragon's head and tail. It's a team sport in its purest form that encompasses the elements of power, speed, synchronization and endurance.

Often referred to as the “ultimate team sport’, dragon boat racing is the world’s fastest growing water sport. With annual events held in over 60 countries and spaning across all 7 continents, dragon boat racing attracts hundreds of thousands of participants and millions of spectators worldwide.The appeal of dragon boating is partly due to the sport’s ability to accommodate a wide spectrum of skill levels ranging from novice to competitive.

At the novice and recreational level, teams often form as a means of social outlet, team building and an alternative means of exercise. It has become extermely popular as a corporate team building activity.