Para athletes can have a variety of mental & physical impairments. They race fully integrated within able bodied crews as well as in their own crew. They also compete internationally alongside other paradragon crews.
It all started in 1996 when a Canadian sports medical specialist, Dr Don McKenzie, embarked on a research project to explore the benefits of regular, repetitive, strenuous exercise following breast cancer surgery.
Even more exposure for Dragon Boat racing in the UK recently.
Those of you that were at Nationals 2017 may well remember two film crews running around on the Saturday. Well the second lot of filming was for a BBC program about the A1, they followed Powerhouse from their base in Stockton down to Nottingham for National Finals.
Great Britain has been involved in international competition since the inauguration of the first World Championships held in Yue Yang, China in 1995. GB Squads have competed in every European and World Championships held since then.