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Friday, June 21, 2024

Effect of Dead Weight in a Dragon boat

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What is the effect of dead weight (weight you do not need) on the performance of a dragon boat? Many dragon boaters bring bottled...

Predicting The Performance of Your Crew

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If you are small club, or are (re)building a club, it can sometimes be difficult to predict the performance of your crew due to...

Can 20 paddlers make a dragon boat 20 times faster than one?

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You would think that if every paddler could produce the same amount of power, then 20 paddlers would provide 20 times more power than...

Finding the Ideal Stroke Rate

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In this post we will talk about finding the ideal stroke rate for a crew. This ideal stroke rate can also be referred to...

Analysis of a Dragon Boat Race

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It is the first Regatta of the season. A chance for teams to measure themselves under race conditions and see where they are at...

Thought Experiment: The Influence of Having a Bent Dragon Boat Paddle

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A thought experiment considers a hypothesis, theory, or principle for the purpose of thinking through its consequences. Dragon Boating is steeped in history and, rightly...
Dragon Boat Race Start

Dragon Boat Race Starts

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This post is going to discuss what a good race start looks like and why. It will also show you some different race starts. The...
Dragon Analytics - race start

A High Stroke Rate vs A Long Stroke

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In this post I will attempt to answer the long standing question of whether a high stroke rate wins races or a long strong...

Laying it All on the Table

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I am about to share with you one of the most useful pieces of information that a dragon boat coach would ever want. It...

How Fast Can a Dragon Boat Go?

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Is there a maximum speed for a dragon boat? Has it anything to do with “hull speed”? And therefore, can we answer those questions...