IMPORTANT NOTE: These events will fill up on a regular basis. We may or may not be able to accommodate everyone on any given weekend, and there will often be a waiting list on the event. Please be courteous and update your responses if your plans change, so you're not taking up someone's seat.
The minimum age for a paddler is 14 years old.
The new member boat will meet up by the boat promptly at the scheduled start time. Our coaches will then go over the basics of dragon boating with you on land, do some basic stretches and then we will get on the dragon boat and learn by doing! No previous skill required. Puff provides life vests, seat cushions and paddles. We recommend bringing a bottle of water, sun screen and to wear clothing that you will be OK exercising in and getting splashed with water. Shades, gloves and hat are worn by most of our paddlers as well but are not required. Practice lasts roughly 2 hours.
If you do not see a large number of attendees, don't worry. Our member's only practice is right before the new member boat and veterans join the practice to teach and encourage you on your first dragon boat experience!
Puff Dragon Boat Racing Team
Sometimes we grab lunch afterward at The Daily or other spots, you are welcome to join us.
Directions: As you're coming in towards Key Biscayne, take the double left turn lanes going toward the Marine Stadium. Take a right on the access road parallel to the causeway, the road ends in the Rowing Club parking lot. From the parking lot, you'll see a small fenced-in yard with various types of boats in it. Look for the Puff signs. If you're early and you don't see us, it's because we're still on the water from our previous practice.