Welcome to the San Diego Dragon Boat Team (SDDBT) website! SDDBT is rooted in a proud tradition that began in 1983, when Singapore presented three dragon boats to “America’s Finest City.” Since that time, our 501(c)(3) has progressed with a mission to promote and preserve the sport and culture of dragon boating in the San Diego community.
During that process, SDDBT has amassed an impressive history of paddling success during competitions at local, regional, national and international levels.
SDDBT is comprised of some 80 men and women athletes from diverse backgrounds and age groups. Our crews include educators, engineers, attorneys, emergency room nurses, graphic designers, a realtor, travel writer and even a judge.
Many of our members have also garnered success in outrigger paddling, rowing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, triathlons and other moderate to extreme sports.
SDDBT has expanded beyond its Open, Women’s and Mixed crews by adding our affiliate Team Survivor Sea Dragons Women’s All Cancer Survivor Crew and University of California San Diego Surf Dragons Crew.
While proud of our past accomplishments, SDDBT is even more inspired by what should be a very exciting, productive future in promoting and participating in the sport of dragon boating that we all live for and love.