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Beginner's Guide to Dragon Boat Racing

Beginner's Guide to Dragon Boat Racing

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This article was originally published on Hornetwatersports.com. As long as there have been boats on this earth, there have been paddles. And different cultures developed their own versions of propelling watercraft over the centuries, from the outrigger canoes of the Pacific Islands to the ornate dugouts of the coastal tribes in Alaska. In China, dragon boats reigned supreme. Short History of Dragon Boats Dragon boats made their debut on the Yantze River in China about 2,500 years ago. As the name suggests, these weren’t casual watercraft designed for pleasure cruises. They were precision boats designed to take part in rituals...

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Love is In the Water: SUP as a Dating Activity

Love is In the Water: SUP as a Dating Activity

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This article was first published on Hornetwatersports.com. Sick of going to dinner and a movie for date night? Yeah, us too. As a lover of the great outdoors, you want to stay outdoors – not get holed up in a dark movie theater for hours. And chances are, the person you attract will feel the same way.  If you’re looking for a shake up to your current date night (or date day) routine, consider SUP as a dating activity. SUP is Romantic SUP isn’t just meant for adrenaline junkies. Many people love to paddleboard on calm waters while enjoying some...

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Essential Tips for Choosing the Right Dragon Boat Paddle

Essential Tips for Choosing the Right Dragon Boat Paddle

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This article was originally published at Hornetwatersports.com. Have you ever heard stories about how elite golfers choose their clubs? Let’s just say they don’t simply walk into their local shop and choose whatever club is on sale. It’s often taken to a much higher level. For example, many golfers prefer to spend several hours using a club before buying it. If they’re religious, they might pray about it. Others will go even further, sleeping with the club under their pillow. If they still feel good about it in the morning, then they’ll consider it the perfect match. At the bare...

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What to Wear When Paddleboarding

What to Wear When Paddleboarding

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This article was originally published on Hornetwatersports.com. One of the best parts about being on the water is the freedom. The freedom to relax while you push yourself to new depths. The freedom to work your muscles without having to work your mouth (unless, of course, you want to chat with a friend). The freedom to be unapologetically you. To embrace the freedoms that go along with being on the water, there are a few things you can do to make your experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. One of those things is to dress the part. Wardrobe plays...

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How to Paddle Faster on Your SUP

How to Paddle Faster on Your SUP

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This article was originally published on Hornetwatersports.com. The beauty of SUP is that speed is often optional. In many case, simply being on the water is pleasure enough. In fact, many paddlers feel the slower you go, the more you can enjoy your surroundings. The more meaningful the experience becomes. That being said, there are times when you’re trying to cover a large distance in a limited time and faster speeds are needed. Competitive races are the obvious examples of this, but it could also be as simple as trying to paddle back to your car in time to make...

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