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Dragon Boat Thursday Night Practice
• What to bring: All you need to bring is a bottle of water, 32 oz minimum because of the high temperatures. All other equipment will be provided. • What to wear: You should wear athletic attire. Also as this is a water sport, wear cloths and footwear that you don't mind getting wet, as you will get splashed. • How Much: There is no cost to give it a try.

Tempe Town Lake Parking

517 E Gilbert Dr · Tempe, AZ

What we're about
Wanted: A few good paddlers! No equipment or experience needed Compete Travel Affordable Fun Co-ed and gender dragon boat teams Every Monday & Thursday night Practices: 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Saturdays Morning Practices: Winter (Oct thru May) - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Summer (Jun thru Sep) 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Tempe Town Lake Marina (North shore).

Arizona Dragon Riders is a dragon boat racing team. We are one of a few dragon boat teams that are a member of the Arizona Dragon Boat Association (AZDBA) ( Dragon boating is a water sport that originates from China. The sport consists of a large canoe of 10 seats with 2 paddlers per seat plus a steers person and a drummer. Each dragon boat team paddles together in unison to reach the finish line. A typical race is a distance of 250 to 500 meters. A 500 meter race is usually the main race event and lasts for about 2 min and 20 sec. A 250 meter race is usually a sprint race, and lasts for about 1 min and 10 sec. Here is a YoutTube video of our women's team in one of our favorite race sites in Long Beach California.

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