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BCDBA is focused on inspiring personal growth, community integration and enhanced awareness of the natural environment through the adventures of dragon boating.

What is Dragon Boat Racing?

Now accepting paddlers for our beginner Summer Lightning Crew.   Back by popular demand!

Lightning Crew Information

Summer 2016

We are forming a crew for new paddlers. Lightning crew will practice for 4 weeks and end with a race night at our New Hope dock, starting in the Summer of 2016.

*Team Lightning-Community Level based team
*Paddlers will be taught basics, intro to dragon boating, paddling technique, safety, etc.
*Based out of New Hope (metered street parking or lot parking permit is available for purchase)
*Will begin August 2016
*4 practices and 1 race night in New Hope
*Membership cost is $150.00
*Wooden Paddle and life vest will be provided

Practice nights/Race night will be on Monday evenings (6:00 PM) in New Hope:

Monday, August 1
Monday, August 8
Monday, August 15
Monday, August 22
Monday, August 29 Race night on the Delaware

Registrations will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis.
No Refunds.

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What is Dragon Boating?

It’s the ultimate team sport…with its beginnings in ancient China, dragon boating today is the fastest growing international team water sport. Dragon boating is a unique sport in its ability to attract a broad demographic of members with varying cultural and occupational backgrounds, as well as varying degrees of age and fitness levels. A typical dragon boat holds up to 20 paddlers in pairs, a drummer and a steersperson. Dragon boating is a team sport with a dash of culture and a great competitive edge, but above all else is fun!

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