This was the speechless backdrop to the opening ceremony of the 2015 IDBF World Dragon Boat Championships where Doug raced for the US team in the Niagara Region of Ontario.

OK, not everyone in the boat needed a

Dragon Saddle at practice today, not even Kristin in Miami.  

Of course children will play before their final "A" division championship or do Becky and Christianne act like this to relieve competitive race day stress. This was at Downtown Disney when the Orlando Int'l Dragon Boat Festival was held on the lake side of Cirque du Soleil.

Taking the back country route to the

starting line and getting lost on the way. 

Dragon boat racing is the ultimate team sport.

Sit on it once, yours forever!

Hey, who's in my chair?

...and who could this be, up the creek without a paddle? Then 32 years later he was among the founders of Keouhou Canoe Club in 1980 racing long distance outrigger canoes in Hawaii. Doug in 1948 standing on the deck of a wooden row boat with his aunt.

a busy seamstress in 2011, Key West

Ya wanna be a drummer like Grace?


Paddles up!

Dragon Saddles hangin out in the team tent

Really? How many trophies can a team win in one day?

Beginners are always welcome.


This Chinese sport is thousands of years old.

A pyramid drill? Winners of the first dragon boat race in Puerto Rico.

Within hundredths of a second...why so often?

other creative uses for the perfect gift

       Bespoke Stitchery in Orlando making Dragon Saddles 

Yes, gold cups are a good thing.

Is there a race today?

The Dragon Saddle

 the super saddle and more​