What we’re about
Boston 1 is a nonprofit dragon boat club operating out of the Boston Harbor. Our water season begins April 22, 2023! Winter season resumes November 2023!
Boston 1 is a team that balances a fun social atmosphere with a competitive edge - a family away from home where we encourage friendship, support and physical fitness. We welcome new members at all times of the year. No prior experience necessary!
If you join Boston 1, there will be ample opportunities to race, paddle, socialize, and get stronger together. During a normal year, we race in regional dragon boat race festivals about 6 times over the summer. We treat race events like road trips: driving with friends around the Northeast, paddling competitively, having adventures, eating, drinking and getting to know each other better!
Dragon boat is an athletic sport. We aren't going for a lazy sight-seeing paddle. Your heart will be pumping, you will get sweaty, you will get splashed, you will have a lot of fun. We work hard together so that we can race strong and be proud of our efforts. Do expect to get a good workout with some impressive beasts on the boat, but most importantly, we do all this in a non-judgmental and welcoming environment. All fitness levels are welcome.
The team also comes together at social events that are organized throughout the year (long bike rides, bowling, pub nights, pot lucks, winter ski retreats and end-of-year banquets).
In the event of inclement weather, announcements will be made through the comments area of each meetup event, also via slack.