Author: Jeffers

  • Water Sports for Beginners

    Water Sports for Beginners

    This is all about having the opportunity to exercise in a single paddler boat but with the safety of qualified coaching. It’s as effective as any personal trainer gym session, covering core, cardio and strength. However it has the added benefits of being on the water, outdoors in a fantastic setting. The type of boat…

  • Water Sports Training in Coronavirus Times

    Water Sports Training in Coronavirus Times

    In line with government guidelines, Amathus Dragon Boat Club are now running single paddler boat sessions. Although on a limited basis, it is a welcome return to water exercise for club members. A lot of planning has taken place to enable safe water sports training in coronavirus times to happen. This included discussions with the…

  • History of Dragon Boating

    History of Dragon Boating

    Its Origins The history of dragon boating dates as far back as 2,500 years ago. Originating among fishing communities along the Yangtze River in Southern-Central China. On the 5th day of the 5th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, locals participated in a ritual designed to appease the rain gods. The desire was to, encourage…