Try it, you'll like it
Dragon boats are like long canoes, with 10 paddlers on each side. It's a tough workout that works your whole body and will get your heart pumping. New paddlers are always welcome, regardless of fitness level. We'll teach you the proper technique and ensure you have a good time.
Open practices are available if you'd like to give it a try without committing. Check out Open Practices
Plenty of teams...
You can select a team or we'll help you choose based on your desires and needs. Teams vary in age, gender, and competitiveness and practice throughout the week and weekends at different times. Some teams offer "open" practices that enable you to paddle when and how often you like.
Once you're ready to paddle, we ask that you pay a minimal one-time membership fee and complete our liability waiver. If you're not ready to join, but would like to give it a try for free with a team, please join below as a "Provisional" member.
What do you need?
The good news is that we have plenty of life jackets and paddles, available for your use until you get your own. The Next Adventure Paddle Store provides all the equipment you need and offers a discount to DragonSports members. Other than that, dress in layers appropriate for a water sport in Portland (synthetic or wool - no cotton).