What we're about

We are an established coed dragon boat team currently recruiting new members. Our paddlers are primarily "masters" age (40+), but all adults of all ages are welcome. Practices are held on Sunday mornings at the Newport Aquatic Center (NAC) in Newport Beach, California.

If you love being on the water, please join us for a free practice session. No experience is necessary, and we will provide a loaner paddler and PFD. Please note the team meets on Sunday mornings rain or shine. If it is raining hard, we may do circuit training inside the facility (if Covid regulations allow).

Participating in local and regional (and international!) races is optional. Some of our members enjoy the workout and camaraderie and don't care to race, and some can't wait to battle it out with dragonboat teams from across the country and world. Whatever your preference, we have a place for you!

(Don't let the lack of RSVPs fool you - our practices are very well-attended!)

**SPECIAL COVID RULES IN PLACE**

Proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination MUST be provided. Please bring your card (and allow enough time to return it to your vehicle before practice so that it doesn't get lost/wet).

NAC asks that masks be worn on the wash deck, but no masks are required once we're on the water.

WHAT TO BRING:
Clothing that can get wet. This is a watersport, and you may get splashed, need to step knee-deep in the water, and/or the boat may capsize (very rare, but it can happen). Cotton is not recommended. Most moisture-wicking and quick-dry gym attire (yoga pants/leggings, t-shirts/tanks, shorts) is appropriate. Long sleeve shirts may be preferred for sun protection.

Water shoes/sandals/flip flops if desired. Many paddlers choose to paddle barefoot, but please be aware of sharp seashells, rocks, branches, and the rare fishhook or broken glass on the beach, as well as slippery surfaces.

A dry change of clothes for after practice. A towel. Outdoor hoses are available for rinsing salt/sand after practice.

Sun protection such as sunglasses, a hat/visor, sunscreen, neck gaiters, and/or long-sleeved shirts. The sun can be fierce reflecting off of the water. Remember that you will be gripping a paddle, and your hands may get wet, so try to keep slippery sunscreen and lotion off of your hands before practice!

Water for hydrating during breaks. Reusable plastic bottles work great and don't clang around as noisily as metal bottles!

A great attitude and willingness to learn and work hard.

We look forward to paddling with you! Please message with any questions.

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NAC Dragon Boat Practice

Needs a location

Paddlers MUST be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and must provide proof of vaccination.

Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. so that you don't miss the boat! We will be on the water at 8:45, but need time to uncover the boat(s), launch into the water, and prepare seating assignments for practice.

NAC Dragon Boat Practice

Needs a location

Paddlers MUST be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and must provide proof of vaccination.

Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. so that you don't miss the boat! We will be on the water at 8:45, but need time to uncover the boat(s), launch into the water, and prepare seating assignments for practice.

NAC Dragon Boat Practice

Needs a location

Paddlers MUST be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and must provide proof of vaccination.

Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. so that you don't miss the boat! We will be on the water at 8:45, but need time to uncover the boat(s), launch into the water, and prepare seating assignments for practice.

NAC Dragon Boat Practice

Needs a location

Paddlers MUST be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and must provide proof of vaccination.

Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. so that you don't miss the boat! We will be on the water at 8:45, but need time to uncover the boat(s), launch into the water, and prepare seating assignments for practice.

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NAC Dragon Boat Practice

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