Intro to Dragon Boating

Come experience a beautiful 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's a competitive sport 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 would like to invite you to one of their free offering free intro and technique classes for dragon boat racing!  You will learn basic stroke technique and timing from experienced paddlers who have raced in the US, 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: Every other Sunday, 8:30AM-10:30AM.

COST: $0. Only 15 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: (Please do NOT sign up for the event there, we're keeping the sign ups separate)

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!


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  • Tim F.

    Hi all, thanks for coming! If you're interested in paddling more, you can sign up at our website here: ( We're doing beginner practices almost every Sunday. Let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to browse through our website ( for more info. You can get the latest updates via facebook by searching for "DC Dragons (NCAWPA Dragon Boat)" or Twitter (#DCDragonsPaddle).

    May 5, 2014

  • Asha

    Where is the boat 2 pic? :P

    May 4, 2014

    • Guang

      Only the winning boat gets its pictures taken. Just kidding. ;)

      May 4, 2014

    • Tim F.

      I'll try to do better next time! :)

      May 5, 2014

  • Amanda S

    Hi! Sorry I just saw that I made it on the list overnight. I won't be able to make it in time.

    May 4, 2014

    • Tim F.

      No worries. Next time.

      May 4, 2014

  • Duane

    Good paddling with you all !

    3 · May 4, 2014

  • Jahnvee

    Running a little late, sorry Tim!

    May 4, 2014

  • Tim F.

    Just a reminder to everyone to please follow Google Map's directions exactly. We're pretty far out of the way and we're dealing with construction on the road.

    May 3, 2014

  • Jenn L

    Where is the meeting point? Inside Anacostia community boathouse? Thanks.

    May 3, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Yeah, we have a large parking lot.

      May 3, 2014

  • suraj

    anyone driving or metroing to DC for the event from VA?

    April 30, 2014

    • Darya

      Suraj, do u want to carpool together?

      May 2, 2014

    • suraj

      Ok, yeah thats fine for me,shoot me an email or something so that i can get your contact info

      May 2, 2014

  • Tim F.

    Just a friendly reminder: As usual, we have a long waitlist. If you change your mind about attending, please remove your name from the attendee list as soon as you can so that someone can take your spot. That said, Sunday looks beautiful so I hope we won't have many cancellations! Thanks!

    May 1, 2014

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