Join the Boston Dragon Boat Club, 1st Place 2006 Mixed Division A Winners

Ever gone past the Charles and wish you were on one of the boats making their way down the river? Here's your chance!

The Dragon Boat Club of Boston, a 2006 7-time medalist competitive [url=http://www.dbcb.org]Boston dragon boat[/url] team, now in it's 5th and most successful year of racing in Boston, Montreal, New York, Hartford, Pawtucket, Lowell, and San Francisco invites you to join our crews for a free paddle on the Charles in the only two authentic dragon boats you'll find on the river right now.

"In the next race, however, we won, and I began to think about taking up a new sport." - John Tracey, Rowing News

We want to gratefully thank John Tracey of Rowing News for riding along with us and for his writeup about us in the October 2006 edition of Rowing News! Read the article here: http://dbcb.org/media/RN_13-840-47.pdf

What is Dragonboating? It's like a cross between canoeing and crew, but in these giant twenty man fiberglass boats. This is us in Montreal pulling out a narrow win (we're in lane one):

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Montreal International Dragonboat Festival
Olympic Basin, Parc Jean-Drapeau - July 23, 2006

If you're looking to meet some new people and get some good exercise or for a fun new activity to do we'd love to have you come out. Ability to swim is not required - we provide life jackets. We're looking for people with pretty much any level of physical fitness (no one has ever accused me of being a particularly strong guy) or experience.

We hold voluntary practices 3 times a week at the docks next to the Hatch Shell on the
Charles River Esplanade:

(April thru September)

* Sundays: 10AM
* Tuesday: 6PM
* Thursday: 6PM 

Swing by and check us out.

We're looking forward to the 2007 Boston Dragon Boat Festival where
2 of our 3 crews won the Hong Kong Cup Grand Prize and the First Place Prize
in 2006. Practices start in April - race with us!

For more info: http://www.dbcb.org
or email: membership@dbcb.org

Our 2006 season winnings:

  • Hong Kong Cup Grand Prize and 1st Place, Mixed Division A
    DBCB - Drachenfurie Crew
    Boston Dragon Boat Festival - June 11, 2006
  • Hong Kong Cup 1st Place and 3rd Place, Mixed Division A
    DBCB - Wake Riders Crew
    Boston Dragon Boat Festival - June 11, 2006
  • 1st Place, Premier Division E
    11th Montreal International Dragon Boat Festival
    July 23, 2006
  • Silver Medal
    10th Southeast Asian Water Festival of Lowell, MA
    August 19, 2006
  • 1st Place, Lion Division
    Chinese Dragon Boat Festival & Races of Pawtucket, RI
    September 9, 2006
  • Silver Medal, Division A
    6th Annual Riverfront Dragon Boat Races of Hartford, CT
    September 16, 2006
  • Bronze Medal
    Mixed Recreational B
    11th Annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco International
    Dragon Boat Festival - September 24, 2006

Submitted by V3100 on Wed, 09/27/2006 - 3:47am



Join us in our 2007 racing season on the ONLY TWO authentic dragon boats practicing on the Charles River from Spring through Fall. We've got new members joining now and are still welcoming additional paddlers!

Our 2007 Race Circuit:

  • 28th Boston Dragon Boat Festival - June, 2007 (practices begin in April)
  • Montreal International Dragon Boat Festival - July, 2007
  • Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York - August, 2007
  • Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Race and Festival - September, 2007
  • Riverfront Dragon Boat Race of Hartford, CT - September, 2007
  • Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Dragon Boat Festival, CA - September, 2007

Contact: membership@dbcb.org
Website: http://www.dbcb.org


#1 Tue, 11/28/2006 - 8:59am


It states your team is a competitive team when in fact it looks like your team/teams is/are a recreational division team so just something for a paddler to consider if your considering a team such as this .There is a big difference in performance / training & dedication between a Competitive level team & Recretional level team but good luck with recruiting drive

It is a good sport to crosstrain with if you are paddling outrigger ........ It will definately build your sprint endurance


#2 Tue, 11/28/2006 - 10:13am


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