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Learn to Race a Dragon Boat
Dragon boat racing is the ultimate team sport. Twenty paddlers propel a long, narrow racing boat in a challenging sport that's really taken hold in the Bay Area. Our racing season runs from March to October every year, but we paddle year 'round and welcome newcomers on Saturdays. Active adults are invited to attend a free introductory session at one of our 90 minute practices. We'll provide the boats, a paddle and personal flotation device, coaching and camaraderie. Practices are on Saturdays from 10:30 to noon. Arrive a few minutes early to get oriented and outfitted. We don't paddle in strong winds, so if the weather looks iffy, call our Weather Phone[masked]. If the practice has been cancelled, the Weather Phone will be updated a half hour before start time. When you RSVP for our Meetup, you have reserved a seat in the boat. If you find you cannot come, please change your status so we can make room for someone else. It's a water sport -- there is occasional splashing. So wear layered, quick-dry clothing and wear shoes that can get wet. Bring a filled water bottle and sun protection. Read "Visitor Info for Alameda DragonFlyers" in the Photo section, and download the waiver form to turn in at your first visit.

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