Welcome to the first annual Battle on the Bay hosted by Island Paddle and Houston Heat Dragon Boat Club in cooperation with our partner, Moody Gardens. Dragon Boat racing has a long, rich history dating back more than 2500 years to the Guangdong Province in Southern China. In the modern era it is a sport that takes the idea of teamwork to its highest level. Teams consisting of up to 22 members, train to work together to reach the finish line first. It’s also one of the fastest growing sports.
Stand-up paddling, although more recent, has a strong following as well. It has been reported that stand-up paddling is one of the most popular activities among first-time participants. What many do not realize is that both activities share much of the same technique and mechanics.
With the combined forces of Island Paddle and Houston Heat Dragon Boat Club, we are excited to bring both paddling disciplines to one great event: Battle on the Bay, held at Moody Gardens! We’ve taken our first-hand experience and input from fellow participants to put together an event like no other! This truly will be a paddling event run by paddlers!