Become a Member of Tacoma Dragon Boat Association

First three practices to try us out are FREE! Drop by one of our practices or email us ahead of time. Membership dues are just $100 per year. Email us of your interest or drop by one of our practices. To join, Just complete a membership form and a waiver and send them in an email to us indicating your interest. Great exercise with a unique view of the great NW!

destinydragonsIf you’d like to try dragon boating, please contact us. Participate in our ongoing practices, races, special events and outings, or just getting together for fun, excitement and adventures. Trips, events and races around the Pacific Northwest, up and down the West Coast or around the world. It’s totally up to you.

Dragon Boat racing is the fastest growing team sport in the world, with over 50 million paddlers and growing. While there is plenty to do, from helping to prepare the boats, to getting the crews safely in and out of the boats, to actually paddling in a race, or helping out at the start 
and finish lines. Racing is where the paddles really hit the water. You’ll have the opportunity to go to 6 – 8 races annually, or just a couple, or none at all. Like we said it’s entirely your choice.



Rainier Dragon Boat Festival – May 7, 2016 – Be There!

TDBA is pleased to present our annual Rainier Dragon Boat Festival. We invite competitive teams from around Puget Sound and the Pacific NW to join us. Please see the RACE page for registration information including our online payment options.

For questions about the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival registration please contact Mike Gehrke, Rainier DB Festival Race Registrar: cell phone 253-307-5355, email


Practice Schedule:

(We don’t go out on days below 34 degrees, lightning, or winds over 15 miles an hour; otherwise, we usually paddle on.)

  • Saturdays: Arrive at Johnny’s Dock 8:00 a.m., Leave dock 8:30 a.m. Return to dock 10:00 a.m.
  • Mondays & Wednesdays: Arrive at Johnny’s Dock 5:30 p.m., Leave dock 6:00 p.m. Return to dock 7:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: Arrive at Johnny’s Dock 4:00 p.m., Leave dock 4:30 p.m. Return to dock 5:30 p.m.
    Special Events: Summer 2015