Dragon Boat

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. *Our History* 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 ucsddragonboat@gmail.com 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 Instagram: @ucsddb Recruitment Events: 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


College Cup: A Lesson in Passion

This Veteran’s Day weekend the UC San Diego Dragon Boat Team drove a lengthy 8 hours to San Francisco to compete in the CDBA College Cup Regatta. This particular race is a HUGE one for our team, in part because it’s such a time investment in travel, in part because it’s the race that most Read More >

Long Beach, Baby: Where Babies Grow Up

Its 7AM, 2 hours before the 1st heat, and numerous teams are already out on the sand next to the water, setting up their tents. Among them, still waking up, is  UC San Diego Dragon Boat Team. The sky is slightly grey, inducing some nervous thoughts on how water conditions will be as the day Read More >

No Room for Mistakes at Tempe Town Lake

The end of winter quarter usually means a much deserved relaxing break from the turbulent times of completing projects and finals, but this was not the case for the UC San Diego Dragon Boat team as they were immediately thrown back into the deep end, competing in the 14th Annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival. It Read More >

Look Up! UC San Diego at College Cup!

As we thanked and celebrated our country’s military veterans for their service to the nation this Veterans Day weekend, the UC San Diego Dragon Boat team geared up for competition at the 12th annual CDBA College Cup Championship. The team traveled to the Bay Area for the event which is held at Lake Merced in Read More >

New Recruits Bust Their Glutes

With the end of Week Zero here at UC San Diego and Week One coming around the corner, many excited students of UC San Diego as well as the veterans of the UC San Diego Dragon Boat team have signed up to try out for their spot on the team. This weekend was reserved for Read More >


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