Team building, through an activity such as dragon boating, requires many different sub-sets of skills. It motivates people to pool their talents together and perform at their best, individually and as a team. Team members discover that diversity is their greatest asset and trust, cooperation and effective communication are the keys to a team’s success. Dragon boating not only encourages individual development, but brings all members together for a common cause. The effects of synergy in a team are well documented, and similarly in Dragon boating, synergy is one of the most important aspects. Regardless of individual skills or strengths, it is not until the team is in complete synergy and harmony that true results are realized. The sport requires that everyone participate fully, give 100%, support each other totally and communicate effectively. When this is achieved, the Dragon boating experience becomes inspirational. The boat moves cleanly and swiftly through the water, team members feel the power of the combined efforts and motivation levels increase swiftly.