Red Sea Dragon Boat Club

Community Clubs | Red Sea Dragon Boat Club

The Red Sea Dragon Boat Club strives to promote the sport of Dragon Boat racing. The Red Sea Dragon Boat Club encourages the KAUST Community to participate as a means for cultural exposure as well as promote physical fitness. Join us to enjoy the spirit of enthusiasm and involvement when being part of a Dragon Boat Crew.

marine-center-location.pngMembership is open to the KAUST community, approved service providers and graduates. If interested visit us at Marine Operations Center down from the Al Marsa Yacht Club.

  • Join the Red Sea Dragon Boat Club.
    Paddle for Fun! Race to Win!

    For Inquiries Contact Us
    Phone: 808 2963

  • Brief History of Dragon Boat Racing

    Dragon Boat Racing can be traced back 2,500 years in Central Southern China. Races were conducted as a ritual during festivals to honor the Dragon Water Diety for fertile crops and a prosperous harvest. Now, dragon boat racing is popular throughout the globe and is a competitive sport. From Australia, the Middle East, as well as Europe and America, dragon boat racing is soon becoming a fan favorite.

    Parts of the Crew

    On a traditional dragon boat crew, there are 22 people total; 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a sweeper/steerer.

    The paddlers sit forward and paddle to the beat of the drummer.
    The drummers sets a beat to the pace to set the speed of the boat.
    The sweeper/steerer controls the direction of the boat using an oar fixed to the left side of the boat. Working together, these "parts" of the crew can paddle their way to victory.


    To join, please fill the registration form and send to any of the committee members
    Registration Form

    Group Charter: Click Here
    Activity Schedule: Click Here

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    Group Officers

    Salim Bougouffa
    808 2963 
    Deputy Director
    Ian Shore

    Sultan Ahmed

    Special Committee
    Ann Bauwens

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