Two Crew Levels
Sport: competitive crews who aspire to race their way to the regional and national championships, with an ultimate goal of vying for a berth to the World Championships.
Community: newer crews who aspire to become sport crews, but don’t have sufficient experience to do so just yet.
Two Ways to Join
#1. Get Your Feet Wet – FREE
Join us for an indoor (Nov-May) or on-water (July-Sept) session or two. Learn about the sport and meet the crew before you commit.
#2. Jump Right In
Decide whether you want to go the recreational or competitive route, and start coming to practice! The sooner you get started, the quicker you’ll progress! If you’re looking to be part of the racing crew but this is your first time in a dragon boat, we may have you start with a Saturday practice or two just to get oriented — our coaches will connect with you to figure out a plan.
What to Do Next
Reach out to us on Facebook to let us know whether you’d like a trial session or if you want to go all in. Our coaches will take it from there. You’ll also need to complete our online waiver/release of liability before your first session.
What to Wear/Bring to Practice
Circuit training: wear gym clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle.
Indoor paddling tank: wear gym clothes and flip-flops; bring a water bottle. Bring snacks and a change of clothes for the ride home.
On-water practice: Wear plenty of sunscreen, and lycra/wicking pants/shorts and shirt. (No cotton shirts or jeans please.) Flip-flops on your feet. Have a water bottle, hat and/or sunglasses (with strap) to bring on the boat. Bring a change of clothes or towel to sit on for the ride home. We’ll provide the life-vest and paddle.
We practice rain or shine—unless there is extreme wind, a torrential downpour, thunder, or lightning. In that case, we will send notification that practice is canceled via email, Facebook and Twitter. Please make sure we have your correct contact information in case we do need to cancel.