Practice

Practices start at the dock next to Johnny’s Dock restaurant, 1900 East D St in Tacoma.(map it)

Practice schedule:

  • Monday 6 – 7 pm
  • Wednesday 6 – 7 pm
  • Friday 9 – 10 am
  • Saturday  8:30 – 10 am
  • Sunday 4:30 – 5:30 pm 

New or visiting paddlers should be aware that practices may be canceled due to the reasons listed below. Saturday practice is generally an endurance paddle. New paddlers are encouraged to attend on Mon, Wed, or Sunday.

Current team members should look at the website “Team Cowboy” before arriving to make sure the practice has not been canceled.

Please meet at Johnny’s Dock at least 15 minutes before practice time. If you are new, please arrive 20 minutes early so you can sign your waiver and get your gear.

If you are new, please email us at tacomadragonboat@hotmail.com, so we know to look for you — thank you!

Paddles and life jackets are always available. Dress in layers, wear clothes that can get wet and bring a bottle of water.

Your first three paddles are free!

Our boats are moored on the water at Johnny’s Dock across the Foss Waterway from the Museum of Glass.

Here is some more information about practices and teamwork for new members as well as the “Try Dragon Boating” flyer. Thank you!

Rules for canceling a practice

If one of the following conditions exists two hours before a scheduled practice, the practice will be canceled:

  • When there are sustained winds exceeding 14 mph.
  • When the temperature is below 38 degrees Fahrenheit (check accuweather for zip code 98421).
  • When there is lightning.
  • When the air quality is rated Orange (AQI exceeding 100).
  • When fewer than 6 paddlers signed up as YES for the practice on Team Cowboy.

At the time of cancelation, Team Cowboy will be updated to reflect the practice is canceled, and an email will be sent out to all TDBA members.

We started the new year by paddling under a full moon. Great exercise and fun!