Boston One Dragon Boat Team is a competitive dragon boat club operating out of the Boston Harbor.  Founded in 2013 by a group of experienced paddlers, we have since grown to become an elite club. Our focus is on promoting the sport of dragon boat in the greater Boston community. We welcome paddlers of all fitness levels and strive to make Boston 1 a fun experience for everyone.

During the water season, we paddle three times a week to prepare for regional and international dragon boat competitions. In the off-season, our focus is on gym strength training, mixed with circuit training, cardio sessions and paddling erg practices.

2020 is especially important to our team as we have been selected out of hundreds of teams to represent the US in the 12th World Club Crew Championships, held in Aix-Les-Bains, France this August.


Boston 1 with a silver medal at the 2019 Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

We strive to paddle at an elite level and to race competitively against the strongest crews in North America. Setting goals is a powerful motivator in sports performance and, as such, we aim high.

2020 Race Schedule


Feb 8Boston Indoor Erg Regatta (BIER)pErg race
Feb 22Beasts from the East (BftE)pErg race 
May (29)* 30H20 Open 
Montreal, Quebec
June 27Springfield, Massachusetts200m
July (23)* 24-26Canadian Nationals
Welland, Ontario
1k, 2k
Aug (21)* 24-30CCWC
Aix-le-Bains, France
200m, 500m, 
Sept 21Worcester, Massachusetts200m

* indicates travel dates

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Social Events

Not just a crew but a family! Our team is comprised of a diverse group of people who are students and professionals that hail from all corners of the globe such as Canada, Mexico, Germany, Australia, India, China, and the United States. Whether you’re new to the city or looking to expand your social circle, we are a socially active group. From potlucks to game nights, we do everything.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay tuned to more social events! 


Inquiry Form

Interested in joining the team? You can contact us by sending an email to, or filling out the inquiry form below. Feel free to include any questions you might have about our team!