Race in Dragon Boats; Compete in Taiwan!
The Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club is seeking volunteers to join a dragon boat racing team representing the City of Seattle in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in mid-June 2013 and/or to compete in local and regional dragon boat races through the year.
The club will review volunteer applications and select 40 members. Team members must have paddling, rowing, biking, swimming or other competitive experience, be physically fit and able to paddle 600 to 800 meters. Minimum age is 18. Team tryouts and practices will be held at Lake Union Park in Seattle two days a week during April and May.
This team’s international race will take place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in mid-June where the team will represent the City of Seattle and Seattle/Kaohsiung Sister City Association. Paddlers will pay their own round-trip airfare at reduced group rates (est. $1500-$1700), however all meals and lodging in 4-star hotels while in Taiwan are fully provided.
Interested in paddling closer to home this year? Please know that our Club competes in 8-10 local and regional races from May through October. You’re invited to look into joining any of those teams too.
Flying Dragons Announce their 2013 Race Schedule -- At a Glance:
Flying Dragons Community Events and Fun Races --
Windermere Cup / Opening Day
Clean Sweep of Lake Union
Mercer Island Sausage Pull
New Year's Challenge!
Check out our Calendar page to see what we’re up to. And Flying Dragon Members, you can check out the coordinated 2013 race schedule on the Race Calendar page under the Members tab. You find detailed information and useful links about each event all in one location.
Our first race of the season will be a local one: The Saint Martin’s University Dragon Boat Festival in Olympia in April. Here's a video of the Flying Dragons at the Saint Martin's race last year taken with a helmet cam worn by our tiller, Wai.
Our next event will be paddling in the Windermere Cup and Opening Day festivities on May 4 – Seattle’s traditional start of the boating season, and always a great kick-off to the dragon boating season for the Flying Dragons.
Lots more photos on the Photos page!
See you on the lake!