The PDBA Championships are held every two years in preparation for the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Championships. This regatta will select regional representative teams to represent the United States at the 2020 World Championships in France.
Over 1,000 athletes, coaches and supporters are expected, with teams from up and down the West Coast and as far away as Arizona.
Dragon boating traces its roots back over 2,300 years to China. In the Western Region of North America over 6,000 people participate in dragon boating and world-wide over 50 million people, most in Asia, are dragon boat paddlers.