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Interested in joining Bucks County Dragon Boat for the 2020 season? Contact us if you would like to learn more about joining one of our teams. We are actively recruiting men and women for the 2020 season. Send us an email if you would like to speak with one of us directly.

Team Lightning – Men & Women 2020 Beginner Program 

Women’s Lightning Beginner Program. Practice nights will be 2 times a month on select Thursdays at 6:30 PM at Core Creek Park in Langhorne and then transfer to New Hope as the season progresses. Wooden Paddle and life vest will be provided. Registration will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis and spots are very limited. 

Men’s Lightning Beginner Program. Practice nights will be 2 times a month on select Monday evenings at 6:30 PM at our dock in New Hope. Wooden life vest and PFD’s will be provided. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Currently, we have 13 spots for the Men’s Program. 

Both women’s & men’s program dates are TBD but will run May-September 2020. Members of the Lightning beginner programs will be entered into the Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival on September 12, 2020. Check back for updates!

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.

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2020 Bucks County Dragon Boat Teams:

  • Fierce. Recreational/Community women’s team located at Core Creek Park in Langhorne, PA. Coached by Ken Dickerson. Practices on Monday evenings at 6:30 PM. Participates in 3 dragon boat races throughout the season. Season runs May-September. Team full for the 2020 season!
  • Fear. Recreational/Community women’s team located at Core Creek Park in Langhorne, PA. Coached by Bonnie Gepner. Practices on Monday evenings at 6:30 PM. Participates in 3 dragon boat races throughout the season. Season runs May-September. Team full for the 2020 season! 
  • Fury. Competitive women and mixed team located in New Hope, PA. Coached by Laura Kent, Gary Thomas and Laurie McHugh. Practices on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM and will add additional practices closer to race day. Participates in 3 dragon boat races throughout the season. Season runs April-September. Seats available for the 2020 season.
  • Fusion. Elite women and mixed dragon boat program located in New Hope, PA. Coached by Greg Chang and Chris Wetzel. Practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM and Sunday mornings at 8 am. This team races locally, nationally and internationally. Participates in 4-5 dragon boat races throughout the season. Season runs April-October but off-season training is mandatory. Off-season paddling is also encouraged. Prior dragon boat experience is required along with a tryout, fitness testing and a coach’s recommendation. 

Send us an email if you would like to learn how to join one of these teams!