Category Archives: Community team

Drummer’s view of community race at Rainier Dragon Boat Festival

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we’re giving you a front row seat — the drummer’s view — of a community race at the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! Thank you to Metro Parks Tacoma for providing this awesome video! Well done, Ship Rec’d!

The Rainier Dragon Boat Festival was held on May 19 in Tacoma, WA. Thank you again to all the teams for racing with us! See you at upcoming dragon boat races and at next year’s Rainier Cup!


Rainier Dragon Boat Festival — Race Schedule

The Rainier Dragon Boat Festival is just a few days away — May 19 at Thea’s Park in Tacoma! Here is the tentative race day schedule (the grid). This schedule includes races for community teams, women’s teams and mixed teams (combined women and men).

Races start at 9 a.m. with community teams.

Photo of dragon boat race starting line
Starting line at the 2017 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival

Good luck to all the paddlers! Let’s have fun!




Community teams in Rainier Dragon Boat Festival

Did you know that community teams in the Tacoma area will compete in the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival? This year, 16 community teams will race in dragon boat races on May 19 at Thea’s Park! We’re currently providing dragon boat lessons so they’ll be ready to race.

Photo of community team practicing
A community team paddles on the Foss Waterway near the Museum of Glass.

Community teams include 10 teams with MultiCare Health System, 2 teams with CHI Franciscan Health, and 1 team each with Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma Public Schools, Metro Parks Tacoma, and Boeing. Thank you, all!

Here are some photos of recent dragon boat lessons — thanks to Kyran for sharing. Paddles up!