Boston 1 is a non-profit dragon boat club in Boston. We are always looking for people to join season round!
We're a crew of fun young international people who are young professionals and students who all share a love for paddling. Boston 1 is a team that balances a fun social atmosphere with a competitive edge - a family away from home where we encourage friendship, support and physical fitness.
During the summer season we paddle together 3 times a week (Mon/Wed 6-8pm, Sat 11am-1pm) at Fort Point Channel. We also race in regional dragon boat race festivals about 4 times over the course of the summer. We treat race events like road trips: driving with friends around the North-east, paddling competitively, having adventures, eating, drinking and getting to know each other better!
In the winter off-season we continue to workout together. Our strength coach has designed a winter weight lifting program and you get personal training from the coaches!
Dragon boat is an athletic sport. We aren't going for a lazy sight-seeing paddle. Your heart will be pumping, you will get sweaty, you will get splashed, you will have a lot of fun. We work hard together so that we can race strong and be proud of our efforts. Do expect to get a good workout with some impressive beasts on the boat, but most importantly, we do all this in a non-judgemental and welcoming environment. All fitness levels are welcome.
The team also comes together at social events that are organized throughout the year (long bike rides, bowling, pub nights, pot lucks, winter ski retreats and end-of-year banquets).
Come try our club out, we welcome new members at all times of the year. No prior experience necessary! For more information on our team or the next practice, check us out on www.boston1.org, or email us if you have questions firstname.lastname@example.org
We understand your busy lives and many responsibilities. We encourage our paddlers to attend as many practices as possible, especially around race meets. Attending race meets are not a requirement...but racing is a ton of fun and very addictive.