Team Practice and Special Event Schedule
Guests, passengers and team prospects are invited to try out dragon boat paddling at almost any scheduled practice session. No experience is necessary, and BRCC supplies lifejackets and paddles. Dogs and small children are usually welcome, but it's best to ask first. See the membership page for more details.
Practice schedule for 2015:
DragonMax team practice:Saturday morning 9:00-10:30East Bay high school team (hosted by El Cerrito, guests from other schools are welcome)
Most summer practices are inside the Berkeley Marina, where there is 600 meters of clear water along the long east-west axis and 500 meters along the north-south axis. (Most local dragon boat races are 500 meters long, so this is adequate for a full race course practice.)
In the winter, conditions are often mild enough for extended practice runs and recreational paddling outside the marina.
Practice is cancelled in the event of heavy rain or high wind. Check this website for latest information if conditions are marginal.
The Bay Area Dragons also offer rides at major events in Foster City, such as the Art and Wine Festival in June.
The DragonMax technique video on YouTube
The view from just inside the detached rock breakwater,
looking into the harbor along the 610 meter east-west
axis of the Marina. Traffic is light and the water is
smooth on a typical weekday afternoon.
The structure on the right is the
Berkeley Yacht Club,
usually available for team meetings and social functions.