THE DRAGON SPIRIT
Play the game for the game’s sake, be modest in victory and generous in defeat. The most important thing in dragon boating is not to win, but to take part, just as in life, it is not the triumph but the struggle. Be true to your fellow paddler. Paddle not for yourself but for your team. Work hard. Be strong. Expect no reward and reward will come.

THE PADDLERS OATH
I promise to take part in this regatta showing mutual respect and abiding by the rules that govern with the Dragon Spirit in heart and mind, for the glory of dragon boat and the honour of all teams.