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 paddled forward 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 70 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 paddle boarding, triathlons and other moderate to extreme sports.
SDDBT expanded beyond Open, Women’s and Mixed crews by adding affiliate crews representing Team Survivor Sea Dragons and University of California San Diego Surf Dragons.
While proud of our past accomplishments, SDDBT remains inspired by what should be an exciting, productive future in promoting and participating in the sport of dragon boating that we all live for and love.