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Dragon Boat Paddling

Are you competitive? Do you like being out on the water? Learn how to paddle at NBP! Once you learn the basics, you can join a team.

Dragon Boat 101: Learn the fundamentals of paddling in our Dragon Boat Paddling 101 course. Participants can expect to get the basics of stroke as well as on the water experience in the boat! Dragon Boat Paddling 101 is the prerequisite for joining our community team.

Join one of our teams! NBP offers two community teams — the NBP Dragons and Survivors In Sync (SIS). The Dragons compete in races across the nation, and SIS, which is a team of breast cancer survivors, competes around the world.

Dragon Boat 101 Available Dates

All Dragon Boat sessions take place on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m.
and consist of 4 classes







9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

11/17, 11/18, 11/24, 11/25

12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22

2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23

3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23






If you can't attend one of our sessions, we're still happy to teach you! Contact Meghan Farrell at


To register, please click choose a link below


Dragon Boat 101 Registration

If your schedule does not allow you to attend a 101 course please contact our programming department at about introductory private lessons with our instructor.


12 through Adult


$80 per session (total of 4 classes per session)

Provided by NBP:

  • Venue
  • Paddling Equipment
  • Safety Equipment
  • Water
  • Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
  • Nationally Certified Dragon Boat Instructor
    • Certified in First Aid & CPR
  • NBP T-Shirt
  • Certificate of Completion

Participants Must Bring:

  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water Safe Shoes
  • Form Fitting Clothing
  • Ability to Pass NBP Swim Test


Regatta Island at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle Sarasota, FL 34235

Cancellation Policy

Class minimum registrants: 10


Ongoing NBP Dragon Boat Programs

Dragon Boat 101 

If you are interested in becoming part of one of our ongoing NBP Dragon Boat Programs, please contact the Program Manager at or 941-358-7275 for more information. 


18 years and older


A monthly fee may apply.  Teams will be responsible for their own team registration fees for competitions.



NBP Ongoing Program Payment

FOR EXISTING TEAM MEMBERS:   To sign up for automatic monthly billing, please contact the Program Department at or 941-358-7275 x5812.

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NBP's Survivors in Sync and NBP Dragons teams!

Host of the 2014 IBCPC (International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission) Dragon Boat Festival at NBP.

Survivors in Sync (SIS) Dragon Boat Team- 4th place finishers at the 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival held in Florence Italy.

Park Hours

April - October: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
November - March:     6:00 am to 6:00 pm



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