Dragon Boating is unique among the sports we ‘paddlers’ involve ourselves in. For instance, a single dragon boat carries enough people for two soccer teams – compare that to your single scull!  Below we have some helpful articles for boat club managers about dragon boating, from safety protocol to stretching, teamwork and finances.

Safety First

Dragon boating is unique and therefore carries its own safety guidelines. Your own guidelines should be related to your club specifically, your location – waterways and the kind of weather patterns that you get. However, some things are universal to all clubs. Take a read of these safety rules and see if there’s any overlap with your own. It can help you develop safety protocol.

If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, here is a timely article on paddling in winter – don’t forget your neoprene socks and booties.

The importance of stretching (seriously).

There’s no ‘I’ in ‘Team’

The importance of teamwork – if you’ve been on a doubles rowing team, you know how important teamwork is.  Imagine being in a boat with 20+ people, all handling a paddle. Incredibly rewarding to work together, here is a great blog post on how to do it successfully.

Dragon boat memberships help club finances

What’s so special about dragon boating? Read our article about how Dragon Boaters can save your rowing club finances. Critical to clubs in a pinch in these tight financial times!

Resources

Looking for more information?  Here’s a dragon boating resources page with more helpful articles.

Storage

Lastly, dragon boats are b-i-g. How are you storing them? If you think you could utilize more space (or make use of a stacker that does all the heavy work for you), check out these mechanical dragon boat stackers from Space Saver Rowing Systems.

Have a great article to add? We’re all ears.