Dragon Boat Training and Regatta

Your school group must be at least 30 students in number to have a dragon boat regatta. If your group is 60 or more we can have heats and at least 4 teams. This is ideally a half day activity and can be paired with a cardboard boat making (which is also a half-day activity). If that's the decision, how about one of our famous Beach BBQ's for lunch?

The organisation for this activity is very straight forward, we do land training with crews and then we board the boats and spend 30 minutes learning to paddle and respond to the calls of the helmsman.  After a short break ashore, with refreshments and fruit to refresh and restore energy, we start the Regatta. Crews race against the clock and each other; if possible we do three races but sometimes that's enough for the crews. It really is exhausting although lots and lots of fun!

Risk Assessments

Additional Information

  • Teams of 12-16
  • Command Skills on Dragon Boat
  • Strokes (practical))
  • Launching and Recovery
  • Safety Briefing
  • Loading and unloading the boats
  • Training
  • Race Start
  • The Race
  • Crew attire
  • Weather
Previous experience: No previous experience required
Duration: 2 days
Qualifications: Learn to sail
What's Included: Safety equipment, Instruction, Yacht, Bottled Water, Fuel and Insurance
What's optional: Sailing Gloves, SiA T shirts, SiA Caps and Log Books
What's required: WWaterproof roll bag, light deck shoes,shorts or long trousers,t shirt, sunglasses and sunblock
We can help you with the following on request:

Accommodation
Airport Transfer