Intro to Dragon Boating

Come experience a beautiful fall morning and the ancient tradition of dragon boat racing on the Anacostia River, now one of the fastest growing modern sports in the world! What is dragon boating? It is where twenty paddlers work together as one to surge through the water toward the finish line, all in time to the rhythmic beat of the drummer.

The DC Dragons (DC's premier dragon boat team) have offered a free intro and technique class to dragon boat racing!  You will learn basic stroke technique and timing from experienced paddlers who have raced on the East and West Coast of the USA, in Canada, and at the 2013 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships. No experience is necessary and after a quick warm-up, you'll get right on the water to learn how to paddle.

This unique, low-impact sport is a great workout for people of all ages and fitness levels.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 7th, 8AM-10AM.

COST: $0. Only 35 spots! Since this event is free - please only RSVP if you are serious about attending. If you are unable to attend - please change your RSVP to allow someone else to attend.

WHAT TO BRING: Bottle of water, comfortable clothes you don't mind getting wet.

MORE INFO: http://dcdragons.org

CARPOOL: Don’t forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride be a friend to the environment, save money, and make friends by just posting a message!!

-Please post where you are coming from, what time, and how many spots you have.

- Need a ride: Post that you need a ride and contact any offers via e-mail for those that are offering rides.

 PARKING: Our lot is free to use but please do not park in front of of the gates, that path needs to be kept open for emergency vehicles (not that we're expecting any!)



Edit in response to filling up: Thanks for all the interest! We will definitely be offering more meetups soon, but if you would like to try out dragon boating sooner than later then please contact our recruitment team at [masked].

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  • A former member
    A former member

    made the list but didn't read until now....so guess need to read my mail at 2 am.

    September 7, 2013

    • Joel

      Me too. And I really wanted to be there :s

      September 8, 2013

    • Tim F.

      If you'd like, you can email us at [masked] and we can let you know when our next beginner-friendly practice is.

      September 8, 2013

  • Bukola

    Sore in my lower back. Just on one side. Totally worth it! Thanks DC Dragons for the intro course!

    September 8, 2013

  • Lauren Stacy F.

    I'm signed up to do this event on September 21. Any suggestions on what to bring, what to wear, and where to park?

    September 7, 2013

    • Tim F.

      Lauren, thanks for signing up. Everything you asked for is in the meetup description, let me know if you have any questions about it.

      September 7, 2013

  • Nieri

    We had so much fun! Thanks much!

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Tim F.

    Thanks everyone for making this a huge success! Hope to see you all back on the water!

    September 7, 2013

  • Tish

    Amazing! Thank you to Tim for organizing, all of the great DC Dragons instructors, and Mother Nature for providing such a spectacular day!

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, Went to one of the DC Dragon technique practices last Saturday. Had a great time. Everyone on the DC Dragonboat team are great, they teach you about technique, teamwork, and staying in sync. Have a wonderful time!

    2 · September 3, 2013

    • Tim F.

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Katherine!

      September 7, 2013

  • Gi_Kyo

    Actually, I have to back out for tomorrow. I will give up my spot. Will be another intro session in the near future??

    September 6, 2013

    • Tim F.

      We have another one scheduled, but it already has a waitlist. We'll probably do one in October but it's a little early to schedule one I think. In the mean time, we're always happy to have people come join us at our technique practices. Please email the recruiting team at [masked]. Thanks!

      September 6, 2013

  • Reid

    My girlfriend and I can give you a ride we will be there at i 7:40. my email is mueller22031 at yahoo dot com please confirm you still need a ride and text me when you arrive at the metro station.

    2 · September 6, 2013

    • Tim F.

      Thanks, Reid!

      September 6, 2013

  • Warrie

    Is there still a possibility to be picked up from the Navy yard Metro station? Would love a ride from there :)

    September 6, 2013

  • Marlan K.

    Looks like we going to miss this one! Have fun!

    September 6, 2013

  • Sheila

    I just got on the list, but am already signed up for the next one. Changed my RSVP - whoever is next on the wait list should get my spot! Have fun.

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • K Chandler S.

    Metro accessible?

    September 2, 2013

    • Tim F.

      We're a few miles away from the Navy Yard and Eastern Market stations. We can pick you up and drop you off from there if you'd like.

      September 2, 2013

  • Kimyata Y.

    how do you know if someone is going to back out I am on the wait list

    August 30, 2013

    • Tim F.

      I set the list to automatic so it moves people up to the main list in the order that they left the waiting list.

      August 30, 2013

  • Lauren Stacy F.

    I'd also like to attend for my first time.

    August 30, 2013

    • Tim F.

      We are full up right now, but we've scheduled another meetup for two weeks after this one. Hope you can make it!

      August 30, 2013

  • Gi_Kyo

    I too would like to attend for my first time.

    August 27, 2013

    • Tim F.

      (please forgive me for copy-pasting this on a few replies) I have opened up a wait list, but I just want to make sure that you only come down if you make it on to the regular list. There are only so many seats in the boats and I don't want to have to leave people on the shore. We do have other recruiting days and if you would like more information on them then please email [masked]. Thanks for the interest!

      August 27, 2013

  • Sheila

    Any news on a waitlist?

    August 27, 2013

    • Dunori V. P.

      Same question.

      August 27, 2013

    • Tim F.

      (please forgive me for copy-pasting this on a few replies) I have opened up a wait list, but I just want to make sure that you only come down if you make it on to the regular list. There are only so many seats in the boats and I don't want to have to leave people on the shore. We do have other recruiting days and if you would like more information on them then please email [masked]. Thanks for the interest!

      August 27, 2013

  • Warrie

    Is there a waiting list?

    August 27, 2013

    • Tim F.

      (please forgive me for copy-pasting this on a few replies) I have opened up a wait list, but I just want to make sure that you only come down if you make it on to the regular list. There are only so many seats in the boats and I don't want to have to leave people on the shore. We do have other recruiting days and if you would like more information on them then please email [masked]. Thanks for the interest!

      August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tim, I sent an email to the website listed in your email response to Neda. I left my name and contact information so they could contact me back. I will wait for a response.

    August 27, 2013

    • Tim F.

      Thanks! We have a pretty active recruiting team so you should get a response soon.

      August 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Tim for the help.

      August 27, 2013

  • Tim F.

    Honestly, I didn't expect this to fill up so quickly. We will be having more meetups but if you really want to come down and try it out, email [masked] and our recruitment team will help you out.

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • Richard

      Glad you'll be doing it again! I'd love to come out and try this. I'm going to try and get some friends into it as well!

      August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I be put on a waitlist, just in case someone cancels at the last minute?

    August 27, 2013

  • Neda

    I really want to come! I see that it's full, but can I pay a fee to attend? or, when is the next one?? Any info. is helpful. enjoy!! :-)

    August 27, 2013

    • Tim F.

      Neda, please email [masked] . We do have other novice practices and our recruitment team will be happy to set you up.

      August 27, 2013

  • Monica

    I have a plus 1 is there a standby list

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Michael

    August 27, 2013

    • Tim F.

      It's a little more fun that that :)

      2 · August 27, 2013

  • Tim F.

    Hi everyone! I want to confirm that the time is 8 AM on Saturday, not 7 PM. I apologize for the mix-up.

    August 27, 2013

  • Marlan K.

    Wow sounds like fun!

    August 27, 2013

  • Sandra O.

    Sounds like fun! However, what time is the event? To header states 7 PM, but the description states from 8-10 A.M? I'm driving to the event, from Montgomery Village, if anyone needs to carpool, let me know. I'd rather not drive to DC, so if anyone is willing to let me hitch a ride, that'd be great :D

    August 27, 2013

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