Caught the dragon boating fever but not sure if you want to commit to a full season membership? Try a trial membership with DC Dragons.
DC Dragons is the original dragon boat racing team 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. We're especially proud to have sent four teammates to represent Team USA in the 2013 IDBF World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.
The team practices year round and are on the water from late March to early November, weather permitting. We participate in a number of competitions in different venues across the United States and internationally.
We race about once per month, starting in May at the DC Dragon Boat Festival, and ending in October at the Philadelphia Festival. Most of our races are on the East Coast within driving distance. Once a year, DC Dragons may travel farther for a special race; for example, during winter 2013, we went to Puerto Rico. In previous years, we have raced in Taiwan; Canada (Montreal & Toronto); Miami, Fla.; and Long Beach, Calif.
We welcome new paddlers of all experiences at any time! Want to try dragon boating? Read more about the sport and come paddle with us.