Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a dragon boat?
A dragon boat is a 550 lb., 40 ft. long canoe-like boat, holding 20 paddlers sitting two abreast on ten wooden seats. The paddlers use single blade paddles, shorter than most canoe paddles. A steersperson stands in the stern with a long oar and a drummer in the bow faces the paddlers.
2. What experience is needed?
No experience is needed, just an adventuresome fun loving spirit. This is a team sport enjoyed by all ages, women and men. We ask that participants be at least 18 years of age.
3. How much does it cost to join?
Annual Dues are $150 for a Full Paddling member and $50 for an Associate Member.
4. What about equipment?
Quick-drying clothing (not cotton) is preferred. We will loan you a life jacket and paddle for the first year. Bring water, a hat and sunscreen.