Seagods is a Hong Kong mixed Dragon Team. The team combines a great mix of commitment, high achievement and fun.
The team was founded in 1999 to promote mixed dragon boat racing in Hong Kong.
Since then, Seagods has evolved to combine a great mix of commitment and high achievement, without losing the fun social roots that bring teams together. We are more than 70 paddlers strong, entering 3 full crews to races across Hong Kong each year, as well as aiming to race internationally as schedules permit.
Seagods were Mixed Dragon Boat Champions at the Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships in 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2016, 2017 and 2018 (coming second in 2010 and 2012). We’re the most successful mixed team in the Championship’s history. We also won the Mixed Championship at Miu Wo in 2018 and claimed Bronze at the televised Hong Kong International Championships ‘Mixed Grand Championship’ 2017, along with numerous other successes.
Highlight of the year: 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 numerous 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.
To see the team in action, check out our gallery.
Each year we head off to somewhere nice in Hong Kong for a training camp and bonding session. Sai Kung in 2017 was pretty epic:
We always welcoming new members so if you’d like to join us, drop an email to info (at) seagods.hk