Dragon Boat racing is another fast and exciting flat water human-powered watercraft sport which is performed on a long boat with a face of a dragon at the head. The boat accommodates 10 or 20 players who paddle on the beat of a drum over a predefined distance.
The sport has its roots from the east, where it was celebrated as a traditional sport in China, Malaysia, Indonesia and other eastern nations.
A team constitutes of 10 or 20 paddlers according to the event i.e. either of 10 or 20 seater paddler boat race along with 4 and 2 substitutions respectively. The paddlers sit in pairs side-by-side and use a single-bladed paddle. Both the classes have a drummer and a steerer with everyone in the boat paddling to the rhythm of the drum.