DragonSports USA
Dragon Boat Paddling in Portland

Dragon boating association in Portland with teams of all ages, genders, and skill levels. New paddlers are always welcome.

Announcements and News

Watch this area for updates on practices, races, and more.
Dragon Boat Practice Updates and Vaccination Policy
Please review DragonSports USA Supplemental and Temporary Rules for Outrigger Canoes and Dragon Boats last updated March 13, 2023. Vaccinations are strongly recommended, but no longer required.
The 2023 Festival
Festival Website
We're racing again on September 9th and 10th in 2023.

Registration is CLOSED
Combined Waiver/DragonSports Application
We have combined the Provisional Waiver with the DragonSports membership application onto one form.
Waiver / Application Form
Practice Schedules
Master Practice Schedule
Outrigger Updates
Please email outrigger@dragonsports.org to receive announcements about scheduling and volunteer opportunities as we get our program back up and running.
Current Master 2023 OC ScheduleQ3 OC Schedule
Dragon Boat and OC Steers Registration
We ask that all steers people (Dragon Boat and OC register here so that we can more easily stay in touch with you. 
Steers Registration

Check out DragonSports

About DragonSports
Learn about the sport of Dragon Boating and DragonSports. DragonSports is a nonprofit organization supporting the health and well-being of our members.
New to the Sport?
Whether you're new to the sport or just looking for a team to join, the good news is that you've got many choices. Here's where you'll get the information you need to start your paddling journey.
Are you a Coach, Captain, or Tiller?
If you're a team coach, captain, tiller, or other team official, you'll want easy access to the information most relevant to you. You'll find it here.
Are you a current paddler?
Existing paddlers can find helpful information about teams, practice schedules, waivers, and supplies here.
Interested in Outrigger Canoe?
DragonSports also has a couple of 6-person Outrigger canoes (OC-6) that we rent out to Hawaii  Five-O aficionados and anyone who'd like to paddle in something other than a dragon boat.
What teams belong to DragonSports?
If you'd like to read up a bit more on the variety of teams that call DragonSports home, you'll find everything you need here.

Please Support DragonSports!

DragonSports is a legally organized non-profit corporation under Oregon law, and is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation with the IRS. Donations to DragonSports are tax deductible to the extent provided by law and regulation.
Donations through PayPal
Search for DragonSports USA or organization number SX758

Our Portland Dragon Boat Festival

We plan on resuming our annual festival this year on the weekend after Labor Day - September 10th & 11th. Team captains will be notified when registration begins.

Looking for the Rose Festival?

Some DragonSports teams participate in Rose Festival, but the races are organized by the Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association (PKSCA), not DragonSports USA.

If you'd like to get a leg-up on Rose Festival, many teams practice year-round in Hong Kong-style dragon boats with DragonSports USA. Contact us and we'll try to connect you with a team.
Visit the PKSCA Website for Info
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