SEAGODS IS A HONG KONG MIXED DRAGON TEAM
Stanley & Beyond
Seagods were champions in the mixed division at the Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships in 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2016, 2017 and 2018 and are the most successful mixed team in the Championship’s history.
In 2019 we won silver and bronze medals at the Hong Kong National Championships.
THE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
The Stanley International Championships are the focus of the Seagods racing calendar and are part of a major Chinese festival called Duanwu in Mandarin or Tuen Ng in Cantonese.
Dragon Boat racing, which is the main activity linked to the festival, is held each year on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Lunar Calendar (the “double fifth”) to commemorate the death of Qu Yuan (pronounced Chu Yuan), a well-loved statesman and poet, who lived in the Chinese kingdom of Chu more than 2,000 years ago.
While our sporting goal is to win races, it is even more important to us that we have fun doing it. We have social events throughout the year, including during the off season; and we are invariably the last team still partying on the beach at the end of a day’s racing.