Become a Member of Tacoma Dragon Boat Association

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

For Membership Contact:

contactTacoma Dragon Boat Association

at Johnny's Dock Resturant and Marina

1900 East D Street.Tacoma, Wa 98421


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Mailing Address:

Tacoma Dragon Boat Association (TDBA)

PO Box 64862

University Place, WA 98464

If 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.

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: 2015

about1 Allyn Days and Geoduck Festival, Allyn WA, July 17-19. Dragon Boat Races wil be one of the many entertainments and will be held all day July 19. For more information go to the Allyn web site select Events > Allyn Days > Geoduck Festival. Note: The festival organizers are solicting potential paddlers from the surrounding area and have a sign up page.


Festival hosted annually in May by TDBA. The Tacoma News Tribune article on our May 16, 2015 Festival illustrates the fun!

Notice: Download 2015 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival Race Results

Great people, great fun, in the great NW!