This will be a special event during the Foster City Art and Wine Festival on June 1-2, 2013
We will be running free rides, free lessons, and races continuously from 10AM to 4pm. The Art and Wine festival features food, wine, art, retail, live entertainment, and kiddie rides.
A ride lasts around 15 minutes. You hop on a boat and we give you a quick safety lesson. You paddle around a bit and head back to shore.
A lesson lasts about an hour. You will learn a bit of basics of competitive Dragon Boat
Racing - Your team will race 3 times over the course of the day. The Treasure Island race fee is over $1000 per team. Our race fee is merely $200 and includes a practice lesson before the event. email [masked] for more info.
This will be busier than the usual free lesson offered every Saturday at 10:30am. There will be a lot more activities and parking will be plainly marked. If you can not get up at 10:30am, we will be running until 4pm.
The Bay Area Dragons provide life jackets, experienced coaches, excellent steerspeople, and flat water. In over 15 yrs, they have not had a single flipping. A dragon boat is a 38 foot long boat that holds 20 paddlers, a steersperson and a coach. It is extremely safe and the water in Foster City is extremely calm. It is salt water but not directly connected to the Bay so no tides or currents.
What to Wear - Comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting wet. This is in case you splash yourself. Things you are recommend to bring: 1) Sunscreen as UV is higher on the water 2) Water to keep yourself hydrated 3) A Towel - to dry off after in case you splash yourself while on the boat.
Where to meet - We will near the water to the left of the Parks and Recreation bldg. 650 Shell. Shell itself will be shut down for the Art and Wine Festival. There will be banners and if you look out on the lagoon, you will see the Dragon Boats. We will be where they dock.
To speed things up, please fill out the waiver ahead of time
More info and a video at