Dragon Boat Open Practices

These are practices open to anyone who would like to paddle, but doesn't want to join a team.

Dragon Boat Open Practices

Please view the current practice schedule for information about dragon boat open practice times. Currently, there are two groups holding open practices:

  • Morning Madness, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
    Email Mary Minor for more information about Morning Madness.
  • Golden Dragons, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    Email membership@goldendragonspdx.org for more information about Golden Dragons.

Meeting times for dragon boat open practices are typically about 10 minutes before the practice session(s) of your choice. Please be sure to contact the groups to confirm schedules and seat availability before your first practice. Paddles and U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices (PFDs) are available in the DSUSA lockers or you may bring your own.

Charges for participating in the dragon boat open practices are:

  • $2 per practice
  • $10 per month (with up to 3 practices per week)
  • $25 per quarter (with up to 3 practices per week)

First-time paddlers are entitled to three free practices to get a feel for the sport. No need to join DragonSports, but you will need to sign a provisional waiver (see below). All paddlers must be at least 14 years old.

NOTE: Many teams are "open" in the sense that they don't require full practice attendance. People paddle when they can and pay a flat monthly fee, typically for up to 3 practices per week. Look at the team descriptions for more information.

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