COVID-19 – If you are not feeling well DO NOT come to practice.

Practice Schedule

  • Monday 6 – 7 pm
  • Wednesday 6 – 7 pm
  • Saturday¬† 9 – 10:30 am

New Paddlers

If you are new, please email us at, so we know to look for you — thank you!

Don’t worry about coming to practice and keeping up with experienced paddlers, we all began as novices and our coaches will work to teach you technique and scale the practice to your needs. Above all, we love to get out on the water and have fun so come give dragon boating a try!

Saturday practice is generally an endurance paddle. New paddlers are encouraged to attend on Mon or Wed.

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

Your first three paddles are free!
Club dues are $100.

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

If you are new, please arrive 20 minutes early so you can sign your waiver and get your gear. You can also print a waiver and bring it with 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 cancellation, Team Cowboy will be updated to reflect the practice is canceled, and an email will be sent out to all TDBA members.