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The Bahamas Chinese Dragon Boat Association

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The Bahamas Chinese Dragon Boat Association. Thanks for stopping by.


What is Dragon Boat Racing?

Dragon boating is a fun-filled, adrenaline pumping, water sports activity. Teams compete in Dragon Boats, which are large canoe-like vessels fitted with ornately carved dragons' heads and tails. 

Our Dragon Boats accommodate 14 person teams consisting of 10 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 helmsperson, and 2 persons in reserve.  The paddlers sit in pairs to compete in races over distances of 200m, 500m, and more. Each boat has a drummer beating time to keep the paddlers in unison, and a helmsperson at the stern to guide the boat. Minimum persons on a team is 10 members.

Originating in ancient China, Dragon Boat Racing is now the fastest growing water sport in the world and a favourite among charities and corporations for its fundraising and team-building benefits.



The 3rd Annual Bahamas

Dragon Boat Festival

October 12-13, 2024

Goodman's Bay, Nassau


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Video of Our Inaugural Festival 2022

Photos of Our 2nd Annual Festival 2023

Photos of Our Inaugural Festival 2022

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