We are a top performing dragon boat team whose victories are a result of a unified and cohesive team effort; where the merit in victories are not measured by the number of medals but the growth and impact of the team as a whole.
The University of California, San Diego Dragon Boat Team was started in 2003 by a group of ambitious students looking to take their passion for the competitive sport they first encountered in high school to the college level. From its humble beginnings, the team has now grown into one of the top collegiate teams in California, competing in San Francisco’s CDBA Collegiate Championship, Tempe’s Arizona Dragon Boat Festival, the Long Beach Spring Race, and the Long Beach Summer Dragon Boat Festival.
The Sport of Dragon Boat
Dragon boat racing is an ancient canoeing sport originating from an annual ethnic ritual over the past two thousand years throughout southern China, that later spread throughout southeastern Asia and recently all over the globe. A dragon boat is essentially a 40 foot canoe that accommodates 20 paddlers (2 per row), a drummer and a steersman. Although competition has taken place for more than two millennia as part of religious ceremonies and folk customs, dragon boat racing has more recently risen as a competitive international sport.
Come check out what UCSD Dragon Boat is all about! Fall recruitment is approaching and we’ve got an eventful two weeks for you to engage in both the sport and the team. Please check our recruitment schedule and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook on the UC San Diego Dragon Boat page.
Stay updated by visiting/following our 3 social mediums:
Home website: http://ucsddragonboat.org
Facebook: UC San Diego Dragon Boat
First Info Session: Friday 9/29, 7:00-9:00pm @RIMAC Gymnasium Green Room.
Land Practice Tryouts: Monday 10/2, 8:00pm-9:00pm @Warren West Field.
Land Practice Tryouts: Tuesday 10/3, 7:00pm-8:00pm @Muir Field.
Poolside Technique Practice: Tuesday 10/3, 10:00am-2:00pm @Natatorium (Wear flip flops and clothes you can get wet in).
Land Practice Tryouts: Wednesday 10/4, 8:00pm-9:00pm @Warren West Field.
Bonfire Social: Friday 10/6, 7:00pm-10:00pm @La Jolla Shores (meet at Peterson Loop @6:30pm for provided rides).
Water Practice Tryouts: Saturday 10/7, 8:30am-12:00pm @Mission Bay(meet at Town Square @8am for provided rides).
Water Practice Tryouts: Sunday, 10/8, 8:30am-12:00pm @Mission Bay(meet at Town Square @8am for provided rides).
Wear athletic shoes and comfortable, athletic clothes
NEWS AND RESULTS
From September 30th to October 1st, the shores of Fiesta Island in San Diego, CA, served as the backdrop for the 2023 San Diego International Dragon Boat Race. With the dawn of the school year, we embraced this event as the starting point of a new season. Read More >
The 2023 Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival, hosted at Marine Stadium in Long Beach, CA, was our team’s mid-summer race. This 1-day festival stands among California's largest dragon boat festivals with over 100 teams competing from as far as Northern California and Texas. Read More >
The 2023 Baby Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival on April 23rd, held at Marine Stadium, Long Beach, CA, was our second and last race of the season. The 1-day event is a miniature version of the Big Long Beach Festival, one of the largest dragon boat festivals held in California at the end of July. Read More >
The 2022 Long Beach Spring Race held at Marina Stadium, Long Beach, CA on Sunday, April 24th was our second and last race of the season. Read More >
It has been 2 full years since UC San Diego's Dragon Boat team has raced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 17th Annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival (2022) at Tempe Town Lake Marina was our first race of the season since the College Cup (2021) was canceled. This festival is a 2-day event... Read More >
The 2019 Arizona Dragon Boat Festival on March 30th and 31st at Tempe Town Lake Marina was the first race of UC San Diego’s Dragon Boat season due to the cancellation of College Cup in November. It is a very exciting race because it is a 2-day event in which 13 collegiate teams, 35 mixed Read More>
It’s hard to capture the excitement that runs through your body, throughout your limbs and down your back, when you’re at the starting line of a race. In a single moment, you sort of forget the training that you pushed yourself through all quarter, and it becomes a part of you. Read More >