PRCC has a recreational dragon boat team and also rents boats for any teams wishing to practice on Frenchman’s Bay. Dragon boat is a paddling sport that has been around for centuries and has recently gained huge popularity in Canada, making our nation one of the top teams on the international stage.
The boat holds 20 paddlers at a time with one steers-person as well as a drummer. The goal is for all paddlers to paddle in sequence to propel the boat forward as fast as possible. Typical races take from 2 to 3 minutes, requiring a combination of technique, endurance, and concentration.