|（Institute of Sports Engineering，Wuhan Institute of Physical Education，Wuhan 430079，China）
Abstract: The author gave an overview to the methods, current state and achievements made with respect to re-searches on fluid dynamic performance of aquatic sports equipment in China, so as to provide a reference for the development of researches on fluid dynamic performance of sports equipment in China. The main methods for re-searches on fluid dynamic performance of equipment for aquatic sports events are experimental study and numerical simulation. Researches on fluid dynamic performance of aquatic sports equipment in China were started early, mainly involving with the aerodynamic characteristics of sailboats, sailboards and wind sails, the propulsive char-acteristics of the propeller of racing boats and leather rowboats, the propulsive characteristics of swimming flaps, etc. These researches have built a theoretical foundation for designing high performance sports equipment, and their research results have provided criteria for the enhancement of scientific performance of sports training.
Key words: aquatic sports equipment；fluid dynamic；progress in researches