Water Season – Ends October 4, 2023!

What We Do 2 Hour Dragon Boat Team Practices, with a typical breakdown of:

– 10 minutes: Introductions, Personal Item Storage, and Getting Equipment
– 10 minutes: Warm-ups
– 45 minutes: Technique, learning how to paddle in the dragon boat
– 45 minutes: Endurance, applying our technique to training and race simulations
– 10 minutes: Stretching/Warm-downs
– 5 minutes: Announcements/Debrief

Beginners are welcome to join us at any point in the season!
Where99 Necco Court, Boston MA 02210 (5 min walk from South Station)
When April – October
Monday: 5:45pm – 7:45pm (Open to All)

Wednesday: 5:45pm – 7:45pm (Members Only)

Saturday: 8:45am – 11:00am (Open to All)
Dragon Boat Races and Dragon Boat Festivals– June 10-11 2023: Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
– June 23-25 2023: Vermont Training/Paddling Camp
– July 29 2023: Springfield MA Dragon Boat Festival
– August 19 2023: Hartford CT Dragon Boat Festival
– September 16 2023: Mercer NJ Dragon Boat Festival

Cancelled/Postponed Festivals in 2023: Worcester, GWN Boston
CostTwo Practice Trial: $20 ‘ * ^ ~

Water Season Membership (May 2023 – October 2023) if ≥ 25 Years Old: $160

Water Season Membership (May 2023 – October 2023) if ≤ 24 Years Old: $128

‘ The $20 2-practice trial counts towards Water Membership if you join.

* If cost is a barrier preventing you from trying dragon boat racing, please email us. We want dragon boating to be accessible to all interested.

^ Fort Point Residents are welcome to attend a practice for free! Please email us to coordinate a date and connect with our Community Engagement Coordinator!

~ Active Duty Service Members, National Guard and Reservists, and Veterans receive 20% off water season membership if they choose to join.
How to JoinHow do I attend my first training session with B1?
1. Sign our online waivers

2. Pay the $20, 2-practice trial fee using Venmo (@boston1dboat), cash, or check (“Boston One Dragon Boat Team, Inc.“)

3. Pick the dates you’ll be joining us by RSVPing on Meetup

4. Come to training 10-15 min early and talk to the session’s coach. They will introduce you to the team, explain safety, and take you through the basics.
What to WearMoisture Wicking/Quick Dry Athletic Clothing & Flip Flops/Sandals
What to Bring-Water, Sunscreen, and Sun Protection (Hat, Sunglasses, etc.)
-B1 Provides: Paddle and Life Vest/PFD

Note: Since we wear PFDs, you do not need to know how to swim to join!
Personal BelongingsWe have a space to securely store your personal belongings.
Rain in the forecastTraining is only canceled when conditions are dangerous (e.g. lightning).
This decision is made by the coaches the day of (and will be communicated via Slack/ Meetup).
Questions?Email us at boston1.dboat@gmail.com