Most of us have probably seen dragon boat racing in some form on television and having participated in the sport we can tell you that it is truly fun and addictive. The problem is most of us don’t have a boat or a place to practice which admittedly, are pretty big barriers to overcome. The Humber Bay Dragon Boat Club in Etobicoke eliminates that barrier with ease.
The Humber Bay Dragon Boat Club is a not-for-profit organization that offers teams at all levels everything you need to practice the sport. That is, the use of dragon boats, paddles, life vests, and a practice site. If required the club will also provide coaches for teams whether they compete internationally or are getting onto the water for the first time. The ultimate goal is to promote the sport of Dragon Boat Racing in Toronto by providing “a hassle-free, affordable, and fun paddling experience”. The Humber Bay Dragon Boat Club operates out of the Toronto Humber Yacht Club.
So what is Dragon Boat Racing exactly? It is a sport where 20 individuals along with a drummer paddle together in a 40 foot “dragon” boat. Races, or regattas, are typically 200 to 2000 metres in length over mostly calm waters. What makes the sport great is that teams that work together and paddle in unison tend to be faster in the water. This is a sport where teamwork is essential.
Whether you are an individual looking for a team, a company looking for a team building activity, or a professional dragon boat crew looking for a place to practice, you’ll want to give the Humber Bay Dragon Boat Club a call today!
Humber Bay Dragon Boat Club: Where and When in Etobicoke…
|WHERE:||929-2261 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3X1|