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: http://dcdragons.org (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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  • Sue

    Thank you Tim! It was so much fun! Thank you so much for being such a great host! And thank you to Monica for being so nice about my paddling!

    June 29, 2014

  • Tim F.

    Thank you all for coming out this morning and I hope you had a good time! We'd love to have you back and we practice every Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. See www.dcdragons.org for more info!

    June 29, 2014

  • Monica H.

    Lots of fun and whew, what a workout! Thanks Tim!

    June 29, 2014

  • Anastasie

    Sheryl, are you still lost?
    If yes, we wanted to go six flag. Maybe we can purchase group tickets. Let me know if you want to join

    June 29, 2014

  • Anastasie

    Can not find the correct address :(

    1 · June 29, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Check the location info on the meetup. There's construction and a detour, but I posted directions.

      June 29, 2014

  • Brooke Z

    Sorry to cancel 1 week out, but I injured my Achilles' tendon a month ago and the recovery is slower than I expected - still in a walking boot!

    June 22, 2014

  • Sue

    Hi Tim, I sent you an email for this Sunday. Sue +2 and Nancy Corsiglia. Thank you.

    June 22, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Added you. FYI for everyone else, Sue and Nancy had signed up for a different one but that one had to be cancelled because a race was rescheduled for that weekend. She thought she had been signed up for this one but it got lost somehow.

      June 22, 2014

  • Linda

    Would really like to get on the list for this one once it opens!

    1 · May 4, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Ok, signups are open now.

      June 8, 2014

  • Anastasie

    I would like to get on the list. I have a friend who would love to join. It would be great if you have 2 spots left. Thanks

    June 7, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Ok, signups are open now.

      June 8, 2014

  • Tim F.

    I believe I set it to open up three weeks ahead of time. I'll double check when I get home, I'm currently at a race :)

    June 7, 2014

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