DC Dragon Boat Orientation Meeting

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DC Dragon Boat Orientation Meeting

March 5, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

With hopes of being on the water in early April, it’s time to kickoff another awesome Out of Sight Dragons paddling season. Join us at the orientation meeting for an opportunity to eat, make plans for the upcoming paddling season, and welcome new recruits to the sport of dragon boating. To learn more about  the Out of Sight Dragons, read this Washington Post article from 2013 on the team.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Southwest Library, SOW Meeting Room
900 Wesley Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Volunteers will be available to meet attendees at the Waterfront Metro station. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Mark Reumann at mreumann@comcast.net by March 3rd.

A dragon boat is a human-powered watercraft traditionally made in the Pearl River Delta region of China’s southern Guangdong Province out of wood to various designs and sizes. Dragon boats are the basis of the team-paddling sport of dragon boat racing, an amateur watersport which has its roots in an ancient folk ritual that contending villagers held over the past 2000 years throughout southern China.

The Out of Sight Dragon participate in the Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival which is May 21-22 at Thompson’s Boat Center, 2900 Virginia Ave, NW Washington, DC.