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Intro to Dragon Boating

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    1900 M St. SE , Washington, DC (map)

    38.878868 -76.975929

  • IMPORTANT: There are detours due to construction on M St. Please follow the instructions here: . As of April 4th, Google Maps is doing a good job of providing directions around the construction.
  • 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm very sorry, but I'm going to have to cancel this meetup. The flooding in Georgetown last weekend postponed the DC Dragon Boat Festival to the weekend of this meetup, June 14/15th. The Baltimore race is the next weekend, so the next time we can offer a new paddler practice will be the last weekend in June.

    If you were looking forward to coming then please email us at [masked]. We'll try to squeeze you in somewhere.

    May 19, 2014


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