Racing: 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.
Recreational: newer paddlers and those who can’t commit to racing this season.
Two Ways to Join
#1. Get Your Feet Wet – FREE
Join us for an indoor (Nov-May) or on-water (June and August) 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 racing 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
Sign up with the links above, or visit our Signup Page for more information. Our coaches will take it from there. You’ll also need to complete our online waiver/release of liability before your first session.
And check out our Facebook group for what we’re getting up to on and off the water!
What to Wear/Bring to Practice
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.
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.
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 and our members’ Facebook group. Please make sure we have your correct contact information in case we do need to cancel.