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:

Triton Power Hour
Monday 9/19, 11:30am-1:30pm
@Outside RIMAC

Fall GBM
Thursday 9/22, 5-6pm
@RIMAC Green Room

Poolside Practice 
Friday 9/23, 10am-1pm
Wear flip flops and clothes you can get wet in; towel recommended

Team Bonfire
Friday 9/23, 6-10pm
@La Jolla Shores (rides will be arranged)

Water Tryouts
Saturday 9/24, 9-11:30am
Sunday 9/25, 9-11:30am
@Fiesta Island (rides will be arranged and equipment will be provided)
Wear shoes and athletic clothes you can get wet in; bring water, sunscreen, towel

Land Tryouts
Monday 9/26, 8-9pm
Tuesday 9/27, 8-9pm
@Warren Field
Wear athletic shoes and comfortable, athletic clothes


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 >

April 9 & 10 Dragonboat

UC San Diego Holds Down The Bay   The UC San Diego Dragon Boat Team, just this weekend of April 9th and 10th, has come out to Mission Bay to demonstrate just how far the values of “Pride, Tradition, and Passion,” spelled on the back of their jerseys, can take a team in the 7th Read More >

New Recruits Make Their Debut

Just a few days after the conclusion of recruitment, the UC San Diego Dragon Boat team brought their newly-formed team to the 6th annual San Diego Dragon Boat Race at their home site of Mission Bay. The race, which occurred on October 3rd and 4th, would not have been possible without UC San Diego students Read More >

The Beginning of a New Wave

On the weekend of September 26th and 27th, the UC San Diego Dragon Boat Team hosted open practices as part of their annual Recruitment Week. Just over a hundred UC San Diego students came out to try the sport in hopes of earning a spot on the team. With only 55 spots available, the competition Read More >

Nov 14 Dragon Boat

College Cup Championship This weekend, the UC San Diego Dragon Boat Team travelled 500 miles north to San Francisco to compete in the 11th annual CDBA College Cup Championship race along with the top dragon boat teams in California. After six weeks of intense training, UC San Diego showed their true strength and put on Read More >


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