Why dragon boat?
We welcome all Harvard students and affiliates. No prior experience is needed, just a desire to have fun.
You may join us ANYTIME during our season.
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Want to see what dragon boating is all about?
(NOTE: no dues for 2021!) The first 2 practices are free to allow you to try out the sport and meet the team; there is no obligation to join.
After, you have the choice to join the team. Membership dues, which cover the cost of practice equipment (boat rental, paddles, personal floatation devices [PFDs]), are $75/year (NOTE: no charge for 2021!)
We accept checks (made out to Harvard GSAS Dudley Dragon Boat Club” and payment via Venmo (@HarvardDBoat).
While some races are sponsored, for races that are not the entry fees are generally split among participants. With a full boat of 20-22 people, this cost is usually very reasonable; in the range of $15 – $30. We arrange carpools for trips that are within driving distances to reduce transportation costs.
For 2021, see our practice page for details on current waiver.
Please consult with your physician beforehand if you feel it necessary since paddling can be very strenuous. While we provide floatation jackets when in the boat and wearing a jacket are required by organizers at all races we participate in, we recommend that you know how to swim.