Dragon Boat

United we stand

When was the last time you tried something new?' Robert Sheriff asks as he effortlessly balances a long board on his head that dwarfs his almost 1.8-metre frame.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

Race trashed over poor recycling

Organisers of last week's Club Crew World Championship dragon boat races have been criticised for failing to offer sufficient recycling facilities - not least by a team who used recycling to pay their way to the event.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Harbour tests world's best paddlers

Victoria Harbour might seem like a world away from Germany's Neckar River, but the Neckardrachen Heilbronn dragon boat team felt very much at home at the Club Crew World Championships that ended yesterday.

The crack German outfit, who race as the Boeckingen Canoeing Club back home, finished as one of the most successful overseas crews in the five-day long championships.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon boats event hit by cheating claim

An international event intended to showcase dragon boat racing's viability as an Olympic sport has been hit by allegations over the non-eligibility of some competitors.

The claims concern a leading local racing club that has added 'ringers' to its squad at the last minute to improve its chances in the Club Crew World Championships which end today in Victoria Harbour.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK event to boost bid for Olympics

Dragon boat chiefs are hoping to paddle their way into the Olympics by using this week's Club Crew World Championships in Hong Kong as a showcase.

The sport is preparing to make a formal bid to be included at the Olympics but much will depend on how much it grows and evolves.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Thousands of rowers shrug off shark sighting

Under an unforgiving sun followed swiftly by thick clouds, thousands of competitors yesterday paddled their way through the choppy waters of Victoria Harbour during the city's annual Dragon Boat Carnival.

Canada's 22 Dragon-MDBC won the Women's International Championships, while Thailand's national dragon boat team took the International Cup.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon boat races aim to mark HK as sport's centre

There will be dragons in Victoria Harbour this week - but you are more likely to get scorched by the sun than these floating beasts.

The annual Dragon Boat Carnival gets under way today and then again from Thursday to Sunday, bringing in more than 6,000 competitors from around the world for a series of races.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

An all-action sports lover and talented journalist

Former South China Morning Post staffer Tony Allison, who died last Wednesday aged 59, will be remembered for his love for sports and a swift rise through the newsroom ranks in South Africa and Hong Kong as a talented editor.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon boat race upbeat despite shark alarm

Not even the reported sighting of a shark earlier last week could spoil the fun for the thousands attending the Stanley Dragon Boat Championships yesterday.

More than 250 local and overseas teams of more than 5,000 paddlers took part in this year's event, with the Hong Kong Friendship Dragon Boat Club winning the day's big race.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Dragon boats take to the water across Hong Kong

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Let the dragon sail into the sunset!

The dragon - that divine, mystical creature we have inherited from the ancient Chinese - has been spearheading our dragon boats for as long as we can remember. For this week's Top 10, we asked our readers what creature they would use to replace those old dragon heads if they were given the chance.

1. Lion

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mark Six

The HK$28,364,760 first prize in last night's Dragon Boat Snowball draw was won by 1.5 tickets. The numbers were 2, 5, 8, 13, 17 and 35. The extra number was 28. The HK$353,590 second prize was won by 9 tickets. Third prize paid HK$32,080.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Women with the fire to create a new tradition

Dodo Kwok Tsui-yuk's fascination with dragon boats goes back to her childhood growing up in a fishing village steeped in tradition.

But indulging in that fascination was not easy. As a girl, tradition dictated she could not even touch the objects of her desire.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Dragon boats expected to draw 150,000 crowd

The Dragon Boat Carnival in Tsim Sha Tsui East this weekend is expected to draw 150,000 spectators.

That would be a 7 per cent increase from last year, when the races returned to Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Eco-furniture boutique sails into new waters

Eco-furniture boutique Tree has tapped into 'something old, something nostalgic' with its latest collection of furniture reclaimed from a traditional teak dragon boat.

The 30-year-old boat was languishing on a beach when the Lantau Boat Club alerted the store.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am