Dragon Boat Racing

What is dragon boat racing? Dragon boat racing is a 42 foot canoe with a dragon head and tail. It has 10 benches, a drummer seat and requires 20 paddlers and a drummer to work together in harmony to acheive a common goal.

The DC Dragon Boat Club invites you to come out and experience paddling first hand. What a way to spend a beautiful morning, paddling on the Washington Channel and Potomac River.

What to expect: You will warm up with the club and other beginning paddlers. We will then get on the water for about an hour and free paddle, teach you the stroke technique, and the mechanics of paddling in a race. You can find more information about the sport and what to expect on our website at http://dcdragonboat.org/firstday.htm

What to bring: Bring water and dress appropriately for the water and the weather. Should the weather be cold it's best to wear layers of non-cotton clothing.

Location: Gangplank Marina (600 Water St., SW)

Time: 8:30 AM - 10 AM

Metro: Waterfront (Green line)

Cost: $0

Seats Available: 40

See you on the water!

Thanks,

Carlo Veloso

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNGAfLvbXjY

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  • TNC

    Fun activity, learn something new, friendly people. A++

    October 14, 2013

  • Shiao-Ke SK C.

    Hoped you all liked the paddling despite the rain (after all, it is a water sport)! If you did, you might also be interested in knowing that the club helps train the Out-of-Sight Dragons, consisting of blind and visually-impaired paddlers. Let them know if you want to be a sighted volunteer, and someone will connect you to the right people!

    October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The event still going? we are getting ready, but the weather looks bad

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Joyce C.

    Still raining

    October 12, 2013

  • Joyce C.

    Is the event still happening even if it rains?

    2 · October 11, 2013

    • Joe N.

      yes, this is rain or shine. bring a raincoat. we'll also have some friends joining us from China-US fusion. A Chinese-American young professionals and students group.

      October 11, 2013

  • tim

    After nice lunch some where:)

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool video. Great cardio workout. I can not wait to hit the water with you guys.

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • Joe N.

    Wow, this is really cool :-)))

    You may want to get brunch afterward too. Isn't the fish market nearby?

    1 · October 2, 2013

    • Carlo V.

      Yes. The fish market is just down the street and there are restaurants in the area too that we can go.

      October 2, 2013

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