The Australian Dragonboating Community

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Despite being the fastest growing sport in Australia, Dragonboat racing remains relatively unknown to a vast percentage of the greater community. It’s often associated with ancient Chinese traditions and there is a lack of understanding when it comes to the Read more ›

IDBF

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The established International Federations for dragon boat sport are the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) and its Continental Federations, the European Dragon Boat Federation (EDBF) and the Asian Dragon Boat Federation (ADBF). IDBF is the international governing body for the Read more ›

Paddles Up With A Transgender Dragon Boat Team

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San Francisco’s Rainbow Koi Team- a wide ranging team consisting of many colors, encompasses of homosexuals, transgender and the straight alike. As it appears, the team is as unique as its name, harbouring still the same strong bond of a Read more ›

Kirby’s Tips on Dragon Boat Paddling Technique

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Best paddling technique for Dragon Boat from Kirby Mark Kirby Mark who has been paddling for a few years made some compilation of guidelines and pointers to the dragon boat strokes to improve your technique. Lots of paddlers give thanks Read more ›

A Glance To A Modern Dragon Boat Festival

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From the time of early China up to this present day, in remembrance of Qu Yuan, dragon boat races are still performed. Every fifth day of the fifth lunar month which is the anniversary of his death, people eat zong Read more ›

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The 2008 Montreal Dragon Boat Regatta

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What happens at the 2008 Montreal Dragon Boat Regatta? The Montreal International Dragon Boat Regatta is a 2 days event with approximately 150 teams participating. Each team should have at least 21 paddlers plus a cox and a couple of Read more ›

Arizona 6th Annual Dragonboat Festival

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Arizona will be hosting it’s 6th Annual Dragon Boat Festival for 2009! The boats will be in the water but out in the dessert! A very exciting event. For more information, visit: http://www.azdba.com/Festival/festival_index.htm Dates: March 28/29, 2009 Venue: Tempe Town Read more ›

A Tribute To Jon Taylor – Longest Serving AusDBF President

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Article written by Kel Watt and published as a tribute to Jon Taylor: Jon Taylor 13th October 1952 – 17th December 2008 The problem with trying to recognise the remarkable and extraordinary contribution of Jon Taylor when he was in Read more ›

History of Dragonboat Racing

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Around two thousand years ago in China there lived a man named Qua Yuan, a patriotic poet. Qua was one of the king’s advisors however his ideas were believed to be radical. He was often criticised by his fellow jealous Read more ›

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Dragonboat Stroke Synchronization

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The biggest challenge of dragon boat racing is managing synchrony. To do that, teams that spend more time practicing on water tend to have an advantage. Some teams that emphasize stroke rate might put their strongest members in the front Read more ›

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Keeping a Dragonboat Training Log

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Many competitive dragonboat paddlers keep a training log to record their training activities and race times. They record in their log the sessions about on-water training, pool, weight training and other aspects important to their success in Dragonboating. It’s usually Read more ›

Mesocycle for Dragon Boating

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Recently a reader asked a comment about Mesocycle and what is an ideal Mesocycle for Dragon Boating. Here it is below: The definition of a Mesocycle: “Part a training programme that lasts between 1 and 3 months. It usually consists Read more ›

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Can I Help You?

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I have been very encouraged to see thousands of visitors come to read the Dragonboat blog in the recent months and this blog is continually growing with new articles and reviews about Dragonboating. Last night I was listening to an Read more ›

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Champion Dragon Boats

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Champion Dragon Boats are the next best thing to top end equipment for dragonboating. These boats are manufactured in China and the name of the company that produces these boats are “Dalian Qian Long Aquatic Sports Development Co. Ltd”. I Read more ›

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BUK Dragon Boats

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BUK stands for “Boots und Kunststoffbau” or “Boots and Plastics”, a German company that manufacturers Dragon Boats. They have been constructing Dragon Boats since 1992 and have been at the top of their game. Most countries use BUK Dragon Boats Read more ›

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Dragon Boat Net

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Have you visited and seen Dragon Boat Net? It’s a site for Dragonboat Paddlers. It has updates of events and news about major events happening around the world. You can say it’s like a central hub to dragonboating. “Dragon Boat Read more ›

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The Dragon Boat Channel

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It’s amazing what media can do and what it offers to a community. So why shouldn’t dragonboating like any other sports have live TV coverage and be played on prime time TV? Well a couple of guys by the names Read more ›

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ZRE: Dragon Carbon Fibre Paddle

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Who are ZRE? ZRE stands for Zaveral Racing Equipment and their website is www.zre.com. ZRE is one of the leading manufacturers for top-performance paddles and you can see their awards won in the past here: http://www.zre.com/morenews/award.html The ZRE Dragonboat Paddle: Read more ›

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Dragon Boat World International

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Ever wondered if someone would write a magazine about dragonboating? Well, Dragon Boat World has and this is the most informative and interesting magazine for dragon boaters in the World. It is a magazine that is endorsed by IDBF (International Read more ›

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Bracsa-Sport Dragon Paddle

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The Bracsa Sport dragonboat paddle is very similar to the Chinook paddle, with one slight difference – it has a moulded wooden handle (or palm grip). I found that to be quite strange, as they say it’s a complete carbon Read more ›

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Burnwater Carbon Fibre Paddle

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The Burnwater paddle was once a really high-performance dragonboat paddle with a good feel and well finished design. Since 2006, Burnwater has tarnished it reputation as the paddles began to “pop” and cause a bubble to form on it’s blade. Read more ›

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Land & Ocean: Fibro Paddle

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The Land & Ocean Fibro paddle is just what it is, a dragonboat paddle made from fibreglass. Most manufacturers design and mould canoe and kayak paddles from fibreglass and even use this material in boats. Therefore it is no surprise Read more ›

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Apex Durablade Paddle

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Composite paddles are becoming quite popular in dragonboating over the last couple of years. It has changed the way dragonboating looks and feels. Apex Composites manufacturers dragonboat paddles in Canada and has been very successful with the Apex Durablade paddle. Read more ›

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Grey Owl Wooden Paddles

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The next wooden paddle that is predominately used throughout the Dragonboating community is called the Grey Owl Paddle. Now Grey Owl manufactures two different types of wooden paddles. One they say is for training and club use, and the other Read more ›

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Typhoon8 Wooden Paddle

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Today I am going to talk about the Typhoon8 wooden paddle. It’s a good solid paddle to start off for a beginner and has a nice wood grain finish. Furthermore it is priced fairly at $47.50 USD directly from Typhoon8. Read more ›

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Welcome to the Dragonglobe Blog

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This is the first entry into the Dragonglobe Blog. The purpose of this blog is to record the growth and changes in the sport of Dragonboating. Furthermore I am running this blog alongside the Dragonboating Equipment business called DBV. My Read more ›

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