“Dragon boating” is a centuries-old Chinese team sport, where a team of 20 paddlers, a steersperson, and a caller compete in fast-paced races.  The Club Crew World Championship (CCWC) is an international championship race for dragon boating.  It is a competition for members of dragon boating clubs, as distinguished from other competitions, which are for professional, national teams (think Olympics). The CCWC event is held bi-annually at locations around the globe — teams may earn a berth by winning at a regional qualifying competition.

Teams compete at several events in their home region or country, prior to competing in a qualifying race where top teams vie for a spot at this World Championship. It takes an enormous amount of work and dedication to be able to compete at this level against some of the world’s top teams.

In 2015, WAM earned a berth in the 2016 Club Crew World Championship in Adelaide, Australia, in the women’s senior B standard boat (20 paddlers) division.  In 2017, by competing in the Club Crew National Championships, and the PDBA USA regional championships, WAM has secured berths in three divisions for the 2018 Club Crew World Championships in Hungary : mixed senior A small boat, open senior A small boat, and women’s senior C small boat.