Living Root Dragon Boat Buys New Chinese Dragon Boat Fleet

June 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Boston, Massachusetts — Living Root Dragon Boat (“LRDB”), a competitive Boston dragon boat club, is proud to announce the purchase of its new fleet of Chinese dragon boats.

On Saturday May 12, 2007, Living Root Dragon Boat unveiled its new fleet of 2 Simon River Sports Chinese dragon boats at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital dock. Photos are available at

These dragon boats represent 2 years of earning a team of athletic, hardworking, committed, and team-oriented men and women, through extensive recruiting and training, to properly utilize these dragon boats as soon as they touched the Charles River. Their practice fees, donations, and fundraising efforts all helped make this achievement possible.

These dragon boats are a concrete example of what can be accomplished by having an idea and taking the necessary steps to transform it into reality. Living Root Dragon Boat is about growth, development and excelling at the highest level possible both as individuals and as a team. These dragon boats mark a milestone towards our long-term goal of having a team who will compete at an international level and race against the best of the best. We are currently training to compete at the Boston Dragon Boat Festival on June 9-10, 2007.

Our Simon River Sports dragon boats were built in Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada, and are constructed from fiberglass/vinylester resin. They are each 41' long, 45.8" at their widest point, 28" deep, and 620 pounds in weight (see These model dragon boats were used at the August 2006 International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) Club Crew World Championships in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For potential sponsors, we have 10' of open space on the bows of each dragon boat for your name and logo. For more sponsorship details contact Bob Lee at for more information today!


Living Root Dragon Boat, a Boston dragon boat club, is a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. LRDB’s mission is to promote the sport of dragon boat and cross-cultural understanding through the sport of dragon boat and community outreach programs. In 2007, LRDB will field its first youth team to race at the Boston Dragon Boat Festival on June 9-10, 2007. LRDB's adult teams will be racing in Boston, Montreal, New York City, Pawtucket, Hartford and San Francisco. New paddlers always wanted. No prior experience necessary. Inquire today!


Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese sport that has become a global phenomenon held in over 40 countries around the world. According to Paddler Magazine, dragon boat racing is the fastest growing water sport and the second most popular water sport in the world. In the U.S. alone, there are several hundred clubs and teams that compete annually in the sport of dragon boat. In North America, dragon boats are constructed of either wood or fiberglass and typically hold 20 people paddling in unison with a drummer and steerer at the front and back respectively.