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Try out Dragon Boating for Free

2006_AACOday3_300x225.jpgThe Bay Area Dragons offer FREE dragon boat lessons every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Foster City. We provide the life jackets, paddles, boats, and expert coaching. A dragon boat is a 44 foot canoe that seats 20 paddlers.

We are at the Foster City Boat Park (see address and directions below) close to the parking lot next to the dog park area. Walk to the water. You will see friendly people and 2 large boats.

Click here to download our flyer

Before stepping on our boats, you MUST read, fill out, and sign a waiver form.

Click here to download the waiver form


Practice Schedule

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Free and Beginners Lessons:

  • Saturdays at 10:30 AM

 

Member Practices:

  • Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
  • Saturdays at 9:00 AM
     
Practice Location & Directions

Foster City Boat Park
899 Bounty Drive
Foster City, CA 94404

Map link here

From 101 going towards San Mateo:

  • Take CA-92 RAMP EAST towards HAYWARD
  • Take the FOSTER CITY BOULEVARD Exit
  • Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp Turn LEFT onto METRO CENTER BLVD
  • Turn RIGHT onto FOSTER CITY BLVD
  • Turn RIGHT onto BOUNTY DR
  • Take the next LEFT into the Boat Park.

From 880 (East Bay) going towards Hayward:

  • Take CA-92 RAMP WEST to SAN MATEO BRIDGE
  • EXIT #14B/FOSTER CITY BLVD/E. HILLSDALE BLVD onto CHESS DR toward FOSTER CITY BLVD/E HILLSDALE BLVD/THIRD AVE
  • Turn RIGHT onto FOSTER CITY BLVD
  • Turn RIGHT onto BOUNTY DR
  • Take the next LEFT into the Boat Park.

Policy and Procedures - PLEASE READ!

1. Before stepping on our boats, you MUST read, fill out, and sign a waiver form.  Bring the signed waiver form to the practice site.

Click here to download the waiver form

2. Initial practices with Bay Area Dragons are FREE (all equipment is provided). If you want to continue to paddle with us, you must become a full member.  Current yearly new membership is $120.  Please contact us for specials including mid-year membership options.


3. Practice rules:

  • Avoid making noise (e.g. yelling stroke counts) before 10am.
  • In the evening, finish practice before it gets dark.
  • Keep the dock and dock area clean.
  • Wear a personal floatation device (available at practice, or you may use your own).
  • Avoid doing anything that can entice dogs to bark or jump in the water.
  • Keep away from houses known to have dogs that bark and paddle away if a dog starts barking.
  • Stay out of the main lagoon where the wind surfers are located.
  • Do not splash people on shore.
  • Finally, use common sense.

4. Unless otherwise noted, each paddler is responsible in paying for the designated race fee, travel, and accommodations when participating in a dragon boat race tournament.


Newcomers to dragon boat paddling are welcome to try out at no charge.  No experience is necessary and equipment is provided.  You probably want to bring drinking water and be aware that you are likely to be splashed with (salty) lagoon water.  

For any questions about practices, you may contact us by sending email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


 
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