Become a Member of DragonSports

Join as a Provisional member or a lifetime member. A one-time lifetime membership allows you to join the fun, participate in races, and paddle all year on a Dragon Boat in Portland
PLEASE NOTE: This form is for DragonSports only. If you are participating in the Rose Festival races, please go to the PKSCA website: https://www.pksca.net/Default.aspx?tabid=1166896

Become a Member

You may initially join as a Provisional Member (no cost) and practice for free three times, after which, you will must become a permanent member for a one-time $40 membership fee ($20 for students 18 years of age or younger).

The same form is used for both the Provisional and Full membership - you will be asked to select which membership level after entering your contact information. Full membership gives you lifetime membership to DragonSports USA.

You may join online:  fill out the application below and if joining as a full member, pay with PayPal or send a check to:

DragonSports USA
PO Box 8233
Portland, OR 97207

Refund Policy
DragonSports will issue a full refund if requested within 30 days. Refunds requested in writing will be processed within
30 days of receipt of notification.

NOTE: Outrigger Canoe paddlers must also complete the Membership form and join DragonSports as full-time members with the applicable fee.

Membership Application Form

Due to COVID-19, under current guidance regarding outdoor activities, all participants must be fully vaccinated to use the DSUSA dragon boats and outrigger canoes. “Fully vaccinated” means an individual has received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the individual’s final dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Team captains have the discretion to ask participants to view confirmation of this completed Waiver and Questionnaire prior your participation in any DSUSA activity. Some teams may also require a vaccine booster. Please be sure to save the confirmation email once you have completed this form. Team captains further have the discretion to require utilization of personal protective equipment on the dragon boats and outrigger canoes.

Vaccination Policy/Status

Due to COVID-19, under current guidance regarding outdoor activities, all participants must be fully vaccinated to use the DSUSA dragon boats and outrigger canoes. “Fully vaccinated” means an individual has received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the individual’s final dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Team captains have the discretion to ask participants to view confirmation of this completed Waiver and Questionnaire prior your participation in any DSUSA activity. Please be sure to save the confirmation email once you have completed this Waiver and Questionnaire. Team captains further have the discretion to require utilization of personal protective equipment on the dragon boats and outrigger canoes.


Provisional or Membership?

Provisional members are entitled to three free practices before they must join DSUSA. Check "Provisional" below if you're unsure that you'll keep paddling after your three free practices.

DragonSports USA, Inc. (DSUSA) is an Oregon Amateur Sports Club whose mission is to promote fitness and friendship through paddle sports. The club furnishes paddles, personal flotation devices, dragon boats and outrigger canoes for training by its members at regular practices held throughout the year. Members are required to follow all DSUSA Safety Rules & Guidelines, US Coast Guard rules governing boating and river navigation, and be at least 14 years old. Provisional members that have signed this waiver are entitled to three free practices before they must join DSUSA. Thereafter, there is a one-time membership fee of $40.00 ($20.00 for students 18 years of age or younger) to join DSUSA . 

NOTE: "Refreshing" is for paddlers who'd previously joined DragonSports, but are instructed by your coach/captain to "refresh" your membership by signing the online Waiver. Select "Refresh" ONLY IF instructed to do so by your coach/captain. There is no charge for this option. 


WAIVER, RELEASE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING

This waiver must be signed before participation in any event sponsored by DSUSA is allowed.

I hereby certify and declare that I am an applicant in a paddling program that provides periodic practices in watercraft owned by DSUSA. In consideration for the privilege of using the watercraft for paddling activities, I do hereby personally, without reservation, waive, release, acquit, and forever discharge the watercraft owner, officers and Board of Directors of DSUSA, agents, and employees from any and all suits, claims, demands, or assertions of liability, injury to incorporeal interests, or other like damages occasioned by, arising from, or otherwise connected with my participation in the said program, and do personally covenant that no action of law or suit in equity shall be brought against the sponsors, owners, or any of them, their officers, agents or employees, or the owner of the premises upon which the activities of the program are to be conducted on account of any matter hereinabove set forth. I declare that I am aware of the contemplated activities and potential risks and hazards therewith. I authorize the sponsors, owners, officers, and employees who may be in charge to direct and control my activities when required for participation. I authorize the person or persons in charge to secure any necessary emergency medical services for myself, agree to pay for such services, and to hold the sponsors, and each of them, and their officers, agents, and employees harmless from any claims thereto. The provisions of this instrument shall be legally binding on my heirs, agents, successors, and assigns.
 
Membership Agreement
As the parent/legal guardian of the above named minor person, I agree to be governed by all club bylaws and rules and agree to the waiver, release and covenant not to sue printed herein.
 

WAIVER, RELEASE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING

This waiver must be signed before participation in any event sponsored by DSUSA is allowed.

I hereby certify and declare that I am an applicant in a paddling program that provides periodic practices in watercraft owned by DSUSA. In consideration for the privilege of using the watercraft for paddling activities, I do hereby personally, without reservation, waive, release, acquit, and forever discharge the watercraft owner, officers and Board of Directors of DSUSA, agents, and employees from any and all suits, claims, demands, or assertions of liability, injury to incorporeal interests, or other like damages occasioned by, arising from, or otherwise connected with my participation in the said program, and do personally covenant that no action of law or suit in equity shall be brought against the sponsors, owners, or any of them, their officers, agents or employees, or the owner of the premises upon which the activities of the program are to be conducted on account of any matter hereinabove set forth. I declare that I am aware of the contemplated activities and potential risks and hazards therewith. I authorize the sponsors, owners, officers, and employees who may be in charge to direct and control my activities when required for participation. I authorize the person or persons in charge to secure any necessary emergency medical services for myself, agree to pay for such services, and to hold the sponsors, and each of them, and their officers, agents, and employees harmless from any claims thereto. The provisions of this instrument shall be legally binding on my heirs, agents, successors, and assigns.

One-time membership fee: $40.00
One-time membership fee: $20.00

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