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].