A dragon boat is a human-powered watercraft.They were traditionally made in the Pearl River Delta region of China's southern Guangdong Province out of teak wood (mostly imported from Pontianak,Indonesia) to various designs and sizes.In other parts of China,different kinds of wood are used to build these traditional watercraft.It is one of a family of traditional paddled long boats found throughout Asia,Africa,and the Pacific islands.
A dragon boat is somewhat similar to a canoe,as both are paddle-craft rather than a rowing-craft,and crew members paddle rather than "row".The paddles are not connected or attached mechanically to the hull of the boat,whereas the oars and sweeps manned by rowers are joined to their shells by a kind of hinged joint.This joint acts as a pivot point and allows for a mechanical advantage.Canoes are derived from hollowed out tree trunks (either single log,or single log supported by one or a pair of outrigged float pontoons or else catamaran style double logs.); or from birch and other deciduous tree bark shells stretched over wooden frames.Traditional wooden dragon boats,however,derive from rafts of three lashed-together timber beams,similar to the long and slender bamboo rafts consisting of lashed bundles of hollow bamboo stalks which can still be seen in China today.The center beam acts as the keel with another beam attached on each side of it acting like a pair of sponsons for stability,preventing the center beam from otherwise rolling.It is the three lashed,rafted beams of old that give the Hong Kong style of dragon boats its characteristic hull form cross section underwater seen today,which is like the shape of the letter "W".Which can be derived from the canoe form of two.hollowed logs lashed together.If one looks at the Hong Kong boats brought to Britain are made out of 4 planks in the w shape as mentioned earlier and topped with another plank on each side to give more freeboard.This unique design feature is a vestigal throwback to earlier primitive lashed-log raft forms on which modern hulls are based.Traditional wooden boats are slender and heavy,typically weighing in at approximately 1,750 pounds for a 22-person hull.As the sport of dragon boating has increased in popularity and spread to countries outside Asia,many countries have switched to using dragon boats constructed of fibreglass and plastic resin,which are significantly lighter.In Britain the dragon boats were initially made in two pieces for transport and bolted together at competition site with many bolts.The first one piece boats in Britain were made on the Isle of Wight for Dragon Boat Events.
Dragon boat race is a traditional culture of our China.The annual Dragon Boat Festival will hold a dragon boat race.I once went to the Dragon Boat Festival folk culture village to see the Dragon Boat race.Each boat there are many players,there are also many dragon boat.Dragon boatstopped at the starting line,the players sitting rest at the Dragon Boat festival.Not long after,only saw a man whistled,all the Dragon Boat fast to the front running,each dragon boat above all a player in front of the drums,for the behind playerscheer,other players in the back raised his oars desperately forward rowing dragon boats.I saw every Dragon Boat color all have differences,similarities of dragon boat is like a dragon,a faucet,a tail,is really beautiful!A dragon boat is dark red,carved with fine patterns.A dragon boat is blue,it also has many beautiful patterns,a beautiful whiteswan carved on a dragon boat,sparkling.A dragon boat is brown,the dragon boat is really different,other dragon boat has a pattern to dress themselves,and the dragon boat a bit patterns are not,just an ordinary dragon boat.This dragon boat made of wood.There is a dragon boat is orange,this dragon boat is made of a little bitpatterns,this point is very delicate,very beautiful!For a start,the deep red dragon boat ahead.In the second row is that orange yellowdragon boat.But then the brown one dragon boat,I do not know how,as a powerful force with brown,brown dragon boat,dragon boat on the players to rowing the d......余下全文>>
Dragon boat racing
Dragon boat racing is an indispensable part of the festival. Legend originated in ancient Chu people were reluctant to Qu Yuan to throw the river to die, many people to catch up with the rescue boat. They fall over each other, when not a trace Zhuizhi Dongting Lake. After a year in May 5th to commemorate the Dragon Boat racing. Borrow rowing River to disperse the fish, eat fish so as not to the body of Qu Yuan.
How are you?
You asked me about the dragon boat race in your last letter. I'm writing to let you know something about it.
Basically, it takes place on the Duaneujie-the Dragon Boat Day, June 9th, this year. People bow a boat with a dragon shaped on the boat head. There are a number of boats on a line to race. The first to reach to the end line is winner.
Now the dragon boat race not only takes place on the dragon boat day, it also does in anytime as a sporting event.
All the best,
Dragon Boat Race
龙舟赛; 赛龙夺锦; 龙舟比赛
英 [ˈdrægən] 美 [ˈdræɡən]
英 [bəut reis] 美 [bot res]
We all go to see the Dragon Boat race.
eat rice dumplings 吃粽子
watch dragon boat races 看龙舟比赛
take dragon boat races 举行龙舟比赛
carry the spice bags 带香包
hang Ay Tsao 挂艾草
赛龙舟Dragon boat racing
dragon boat race
"race" 常用于从起点到终点的竞速比赛﹐如﹕formula one car race （一级方程式赛车）﹐dragon boat race （赛龙舟）等.
Dragon Boat races
...的几个 new events （新增项目）,如 dance sports （体育舞蹈）、 roller sports （轮滑）等,而 dragon boat races （赛龙舟）、 weiqi （围棋,也译作 the game of go ）、 xiangqi （象棋,也译作 Chinese chess ）这三个项目则属于传统的中国 odd events...
Shenzhen Daily News ...iron-man triathlon 铁人三项 dragon-boat racing 赛龙舟 jogging 慢跑 ...
Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat race is a unique folk activities,the causes of this event is to commemorate one of ancient China during the great poet - Qu Yuan established.
I am fortunate enough to see a dragon-boat race,because my father just the day time,so our whole family to see the dragon-boat race.Dragon-boat race to reach the venue,the shore on both sides has long been the people watching Wai was packed,and I saw a gap on the bridge,perhaps family members crowded the past.This position clear at a glance down the entire river.
Dragon-boat race began,each boat is like a arrow,the一个劲forward,every boat is tied to many of the following are dumplings,each step forward,there are people on the boat with a knife to cut rice dumplings thrown into the water the next.Each dragon boat is not at the speed of up and down:on the 1st minute lead on the 8th again and pretty soon to catch up with the.Van
Suddenly,it seems efforts to increase boating hand,each only a faster boat.At this time,the hands began to beat the drum-ming,rowing hand is immediately followed by the rhythm of the :"Thunk!Thunk!Ho!Ho!Ho ho ho ." seems to boost the morale of God ,has started drizzling.Really drum!Voice!Cheers!Blast sound!Rain!Sweat!Compatible with the river water!
Dragon pace,as if in the long rapid river groups in the FT.Gradually,gradually.1,5,9,constitute the leading group.100 meters!50 meters!20 meters......The end draws near,only 5 of the power of the outbreak out of control!......余下全文>>
We often hold dragon boat races to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival.