In the spirit of almost all international dragon boat racing teams, Philippine dragon boat racing teams comprise groups of people who enjoy a simple passion - to laugh and joke between one to five minute intermissions of extreme pain and exhaustion.
Many Philippines dragon boat teams are from enterprises, colleges and universities in Metro Manila and you can find them practicing in Manila Bay
, along the waters in front of Baywalk (Roxas Boulevard), most weekends and some weekday evenings, when the Manila Bay waters are flat.
Dragon Boat Racing is not a water sport that immediately springs to mind as a Philippine championship sport but in August 2009, at the 9th IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championships, held in Prague, Czech Republic, the men and women of the Philippine dragon boat racing team paddled their way to two gold medals and a silver medal.
World Record: Dragon Boat Racing
Team Philippines hold the World Record - Dragon Boat Racing
in the Premiere Open 200m category - 40.03 seconds is the new World record set in Prague, that actually beats the previous Premiere Open 200m category World Record set by Team Philippines in Sydney, Australia.
The Most Fun Dragon Boat Racing in The Philippines
Every year, usually in April or May, Boracay Beach hosts the Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival. The Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival dominates the waters in front of the most famous white sand beach of Boracay Island for four days as teams arrive from around the World to compete and enjoy Boracay's famous charms. If you want to join in the fun of the Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival then you need information on Boracay / Caticlan airport
- the nearest airport to Boracay Island.
The Newest Dragon Boat Racing Venue in The Philippines
Dragon boat racing arrived in Camarines Sur at the CWC Wakeboarding Park's new boat lagoon in May 2009. This man-made lake near Naga City, Camarines Sur, is not a traditional place for dragon boat racing but with cash prizes and participation grants on offer, it will probably become a regular venue for the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation activities because there, it is possible to control the waves. To visit the CWC Wakeboarding Park you need information on Pili / Naga Camarines Sur airport
- the nearest airport to CWC.