Come experience the tradition of dragon boat racing on the Anacostia River, now one of the fastest growing modern sports in the world! What is dragon boating? It is where twenty paddlers work together as one to surge through the water toward the finish line, all in time to the rhythmic beat of the drummer.
During an introductory practice designed for novices, you will learn basic stroke technique and timing from experienced paddlers who have raced on the East and West Coast of the USA, in Canada, and internationally. No experience is necessary and all equipments will be provided.
This unique, low-impact sport is a great workout for people of all ages and fitness levels.
WHAT TO BRING: Bottle of water, comfortable clothes you don't mind getting wet.
DIRECTIONS: visit http://www.ncawpa.org/contact-us.html#boathouse for updated directions to our boat house.
NOTE: Our novice practice occurs every Sunday during our on-water season unless the team is racing. If you're unable to select a desired date, that practice may be full.
NCAWPA DC Dragons
DC Dragons is the original dragon boat club in the DC area, celebrating our 20th year on the Anacostia. We are a co-ed team of paddlers, come from all levels of experience and range in age from 18 – 72. Our club also offers Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing as well as paddling opportunies for youths 12-18. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.