BCDBA is focused on inspiring personal growth, community integration and enhanced awareness of the natural environment through the adventures of dragon boating.
Wanna try dragon boating but don’t know where to start? Find out what dragon boat racing is all about thru our Lightning Program. All paddlers welcome. Our experienced and fun coaches will teach you the basics thru on the water practice and end with a race night on the Delaware! This is a great way to check out dragon boating while having ALOT of fun!
Team Lightning – Community Race Crew
Based out of New Hope (metered street parking or lot parking permit is available for purchase)
Practices will begin JUNE 2017
Wooden Paddle and life vest will be provided
Practice nights will be on Monday evenings (6:00 PM) in New Hope:
Monday, June 5, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017 Race Night!
Please arrive at 6:00 pm
Our Boathouse Address is:
156 South Main Street
New Hope PA 18938
There is a spot to leave your keys and bag in our boathouse.
Optional parking permit available
What to wear:
Fast drying clothes, water shoes, hat – bring hydration
This is a water sport, so you may get wet – change of clothes is always a good idea
No Refunds or Credits. We are a volunteer run organization – our focus is on running our dragon boat program. Thank you for understanding.
Registrations will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis.
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!Find Out More
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