Gusty paddle and gutsy Dragons on the canal!

With strong winds forecast all over Scotland on Saturday 19th we decided to paddle Emma, our small dragon boat on the canal. After a briefing for new paddlers, we set off towards Ratho focussing on timing to keep the boat stable in the wind.  It sure was...

Lochore Meadow in May

Lovely photos by Fiona Nicolson from today’s paddle at Lochore Meadows!! The weather was nice, the water was pleasant and we all had smiles on our faces.   Learn more about dragon boat paddling, Port Edgar Dragons and breast cancer recovery by clicking...

Dragons Capsize!

We all know that it COULD happen and we had a vague sort of plan about checking for our buddies and blowing a whistle but I don’t think any of us really knew what it would feel like to capsize and how we would react and if we would know what to do!! So on Saturday...

Training Techniques

The biggest challenge of dragon boating is managing synchrony. Since there is no gym exercise for building synchrony, teams that spend more time practicing on water tend to have an advantage.   PaddlingSome teams that emphasize stroke rate might put their...

Flower Ceremony 2017

The flower ceremony has become an important tradition in breast cancer survivor Dragon Boating. On our first paddle of the season, we come together to remember the Dragons who we have lost but whose spirit lives on in each of us. Sally, our helm, took the opportunity...

Awakening the Spirit of the Dragon

Each year we honour the ancient Chinese tradition of dragon boat racing with an Eye Dotting and Dragon Blessing Ceremony. The climax of the ceremony is the eye dotting ritual, which officially awakens the Dragon. Ancient Chinese dragon mythology has it that the Dragon...