Although we practice all year long, we form racing teams in March and April for training and competition in the spring, summer and fall. All ages over 18 are welcome. Anyone that wants to work hard, have fun, appreciates a team activity and wants to meet great people is a candidate for our club. We have adult co-ed, men’s and women’s teams.
Individual teams consist of 20 to 23 members, one coach, one ‘steersman’ and alternates. During races a drummer will be placed at the front of the boat. We have 3 boats available for practice.
Teams practice once a week from November – March. Twice a week during the last weeks of March through May and then three times a week in June and July in preparation for the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival. Practice times depend upon team coaching and steering availability AND the availability of the youth camp.
You are welcome to paddle three times before making a decision to join our club. Our objective is to have fun while paddling at our best, so if you are competitive, then bring it on!
Membership fee for 2017 is $120 and includes:
- LAHDBC Membership
- Club T-shirt
- Boat and PFD fee
It is recommended that you purchase your own paddle when you join the club.
Race fees are separate from registration fees.