Lantau Boat Club Paddling

LBC - ATIR 2015

Lantau Boat Club Paddling Section (previously known as LIOCC) was formed in March 2005 and has about 60 members, mostly residents of Discovery Bay. 

We have six OC6s (six-person canoes) - four are Bradley Lightning outriggers (Va'a Pake Nui, which means "Strong Chinese Boat," and Va'a Pake Awiwi, which means "Fast Chinese Boat") and two are "Unlimited" canoes. The club also owns a number of OC2s and OC1s.

Whilst outrigging is our main sport, we also race in the Dragon Boat events. More information can be found below.

Interested? Find out how to join us.


Overseas Paddlers...

If you are visiting Hong Kong and fancy joining us for a paddle, you are more than welcome. To find out more information, email us on


Calling all dragon BOATERS!!!!

Each year, our paddlers participate in dragon boat races around Hong Kong, including Deep Water Bay, Lamma, and Mui Wo. We always organize teams to paddle at Discovery Bay for the Tuen Ng fetival as well. Training starts around January/February each year, with races from April to June.

We are now recruiting for the 2017 Dragon Boat Season

Contact us for for information about joining our team.

LBC Mixed Red powering to 1st place

Below is all the latest news on past races, results and upcoming events:


LBC were delighted to participate in a marine conservation event inspired by Iain Brymer’s unfortunate discovery of a dead green turtle in ghost nets off Pui O in January. A coastal clean-up was instigated and organized by Iain, Adrienne Ng … Continue reading


Having said farewell to a number of our experienced paddlers last year, this season promised to be challenging. Kevin Kelly took over as coach and was ably supported by Maaike Van Dijk and Ant Said in terms of organization of … Continue reading


Tai Pak Bay, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong – May 7 2016 It was a sad day on Saturday, May 7, as the Paddling Section of Lantau Boat Club said goodbye to one of its more prominent members, Brandon Viuhkola. After … Continue reading

Dragon Run – November 2015

Some LBC paddlers took on the challenge of the Dragon Run 2015. The 24km race starts in Clear Water Bay, proceeds to the Nine Pins, heads south west to Cape D’Aguilar and finishes in Stanley. This year strong winds and … Continue reading

Around the Island Race – November 2015

LBC entered one mixed team in the annual Around the Island Race. The team comprised experienced crew who had competed several times before and new faces who were experiencing this unique event for the first time. Having sent an advance … Continue reading

2015 Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Festival

Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong – June 20, 2015 The 2015 dragon boat season for Lantau Boat Club drew to a close on a sweltering Tai Pak beach at Discovery Bay on Saturday, with paddlers out in force … Continue reading

2015 Mui Wo Dragon Boat Festival

Silvermine Bay, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong – Sunday June 14, 2015 Lantau Boat Club’s dragon boaters were aiming to defend their title of gold cup champions in the mixed category on Sunday. And with strong competition out in … Continue reading

16th VRC DWB Dragon Boat Regatta

Deep Water Bay, Sunday May 24, 2015 As we had only entered one mixed team for this event, we allowed ourselves a late start by Dragon Boat day standards of 7:30 am. All boarded the bus from Discovery Bay on … Continue reading


Tai Wan To Beach, Lamma Island, Hong Kong, April 26, 2015 The 2015 dragon boat season curtain-raiser for Lantau Boat Club saw 4 teams entered at the Lamma 500 dragon boat festival. A men’s, a women’s, and two mixed teams were … Continue reading

2014 Dolphin Quest

2014 Dolphin Quest, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, Saturday December 13 2014 Each year at the end of summer, Lantau Boat Club organises a fleet of 6-seater outrigger canoes and support junks which embarks on a 72km journey around Lantau Island, … Continue reading

Around the Island Race 2014

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Middle Island, Hong Kong, Sunday November 16 2014 The final team race event of the season, Hong Kong’s International Around The Island Race (ATIR), saw over 30 outrigger canoes and ocean rowers compete in the … Continue reading

Micronesia Cup 2014

The Micronesia Cup was held in Guam this past October 25-26, and the LBC paddle club was once again, proud to be paddling with the Hong Kong United Team. With nine paddlers from the LBC, the Lantau Boat club was … Continue reading

Lantau Classic 2014

Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong- September 27th, 2014 Outrigger season has begun! And to commence the season, the first event was the Lantau Classic held in Discovery Bay! Hosted by the Lantau Boat club, it was a gorgeous, … Continue reading

LBC Paddlers Win Around Lamma Race

Tai Wan To Beach, Lamma Island, Hong Kong, Saturday October 18 2014 Lantau Boat Club had 3 mixed teams out in force on Saturday for the annual ‘Around Lamma Race’. A total of seven mixed teams raced around Lamma Island … Continue reading

2014 Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Festival

Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong – June 1, 2014 Lantau Boat Club’s final dragon boat race event was held in Discovery Bay at the weekend. And on the back of some scintillating performances during the month of May, … Continue reading

2014 Mui Wo Dragon Boat Festival

Silvermine Bay, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong – May 18, 2014 Sunday saw another hugely successful day in the dragon boat for Lantau Boat Club. This time, at one of the more traditional fishermen race events at Mui Wo, … Continue reading

2014 Deep Water Bay Dragon Boat Regatta

Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong, May 11, 2014 The Victoria Recreation Club (VRC) played host to the 15th Dragon Boat Regatta at Deep Water Bay, Sunday May 11. This was the second dragon boat race event of the season for … Continue reading

2014 Lamma 500 International Dragon Boat Festival

Tai Wan To Beach, Lamma Island, Hong Kong, May 4, 2014 Lantau Boat Club was out in force on Sunday, May 4 for the annual dragon boat festival on Lamma Island. Two mixed teams were entered for the 500m and … Continue reading

Mixed Team Takes Beaufort Island Race

Strong gusty conditions marked the annual curtain-raiser of the outrigger paddling calendar, the Around Beaufort Island Race on Saturday March 22. Two of LBC’s paddling teams turned out to weather the conditions, which were more fitting for a yacht race. … Continue reading

LBC Paddlers Dominate 2013 Lantau Classic

LBC’s paddlers dominated the medals in the 2013 Lantau Classic, held on National Day, Tuesday, October 1. This year’s edition of the annual event hosted by LBC’s Paddling Section attracted 90 outrigger paddlers from racing teams representing Victoria Recreation Club … Continue reading


Update: Because many members will be out of town, this event is postponed until further notice. This year marks the 30th anniversary of LBC, come and join us for a fun LBC Open Day, meet with all members and enjoy … Continue reading

Paddlers Capture Jan 1 Challenge

On New Year’s Day, the weather turned out to be glorious and very favourable for man-powered boats entering our annual sail-paddle-row New Year’s challenge. Sadly there was hardly any wind for the sailors, who were becalmed on the far side … Continue reading

LBC Teams Win Around HK Island Race

Two LBC teams won honors in the RHKYC 2012 Around the Island Race on Sunday, November 11. Alexandra Nitsch and Christoph Grebe finished in 4:32:12, taking first place in the F18 class. Nine F18s competed this year, with three breaking … Continue reading

3rd Annual Lantau Classic

The Lantau Island Outrigger Canoe Club, LBC’s paddling contingent, hosted its third annual Lantau Classic Paddling Invitational on October 7, 2012, at LBC in Discovery Bay. All of HK’s main paddling clubs sent multiple teams to Tai Pak Beach for … Continue reading

LBC Paddlers DB Dragonboat Champs

LBC’s paddlers had a tremendously successful Tuen Ng Festival this year, capturing the championship trophy in the mixed crew dragonboat races at Discovery Bay, along with second place in the ladies’ event and 4th place in the men’s. The races … Continue reading

Kayaks Available for Members’ Use

As of May, LBC has four club kayaks available for members’ use, free of charge. These include two blue-and-white Gemini sit-on-top kayaks (one two-person, one three-person) and two one-person Voyager plastic kayaks. 

Members may reserve the kayaks for one to … Continue reading

Do you own one of these kayaks?

The LBC General Committee has collected together nearly 20 kayaks, canoes, and sail or paddle boards that were stored on and around our boat racks without a 2011 LBC parking sticker. These craft will be placed in the back row … Continue reading

Rowers Win Sail/Paddle/Row Challenge

Congratulations to Liam Fitzpatrick and David Coudert, the LIRC mens’ double scull team, for winning the 2012 Sail/Paddle/Row Challenge, held on January 2, 2012. Liam and David defeated the first sailing boat by three minutes. Next were Christoph and Nelson … Continue reading

Around Peng Chau Records

Current records paddling around Peng Chau from the yellow buoy and back (8.7km).    Category  Time     Paddlers Date   Men’s OC6      47m:18s 49m:13s     Tony, Jens, Paul, Guy, Joost, Tim   Tim, Bill, Ross, Peter A., … Continue reading