After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus the dragon boats are returning to Sparta! Get your crew together and join us on May 22nd for the Sparta Education Foundation’s Dragon Boat Festival on beautiful Lake Mohawk.
What is Dragon Boat Racing?
Dragon boat racing is a fun-filled, adrenaline pumping, water sports activity. Teams compete in large canoe-like vessels, which are fitted with ornately carved dragon’s heads and tails.
Originating in ancient China, Dragon Boat racing is now one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and a favorite among charities and corporations for its fundraising and team-building benefits.
Crews of 20 people sit in pairs and paddle to compete in races over distances of 250 meters just off the Boardwalk at Lake Mohawk. Each crew also has a drummer beating time to keep the paddlers in unison, and a professional steersperson in the stern to guide the boat.
Get all the details on the Festival Info