:: About Dragon Boat Racing

Dragon Boat racing is the fastest growing water sport in the world and, because of its extreme popularity in Asia, is rated the second most popular sport in the world.

The Dragon Boat is deeply embedded in China’s ‘Dragon’ culture, with each Boat having an ornately carved dragon’s head at the Bow and a tail in the Stern. The Hull is painted with the Dragon’s scales. The paddles symbolically represent the claws. There are generally 18 to 20 paddlers per Standard size Dragon Boat and 8 to 10 paddlers in the Small Boat, plus a drummer and a helm.

The races are a colourful spectacle, with at least two boats competing against each other over distances from 200 to 2000 metres and above. Not only are strength, endurance and skill important but teamwork and harmony of purpose.

Dragon Boating is the mass participation paddle sport of today, with an ancient past and a very bright future. Not yet an Olympic sport but heading that way fast, Dragon Boat Racing is a ‘team sport’; a very social sport and great fun too! Attractive to the corporate market and as a ‘community activity’ it is also a high performance sport for elite standard athletes. This ability range in a team sport full of tradition, culture and social interaction is highly desirable in today's world.

Dragon Boating is a sport and recreational activity that can be pursued by everyone and anyone of all abilities and at every level of competition.

That is the greatness of Dragon Boating.

:: Our Team

Established in 1993, PDRT Fireblades prides itself for pioneering the first women dragonboat club team in the Philippines. Over the years, the team has successfully grown to more than 50 active members and has now established a highly competitive men dragonboat crew as well.


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