NBP Paddling Classic

The NBP Paddling Program welcomes all paddlers to join us in the inaugural NBP Paddling Classic at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida!

We’ll set up Champion small boats from the recent 2022 International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships for 200m and 500m racing.

This is a perfect opportunity to compete on a world-class course, the home of the 2023 USDBF Club Crew National Championships, and, of course, have fun! Food trucks  with food and beverages for purchase. You can also bring your own beverages. Tents will be offered for rental or you may bring your own 10×10. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.

Newly added is a U18 division!


By December 31, 2022: $120 per crew per division (pre-registration is required; cash-only payment on-site).

After December 31, 2022: $220 per crew per division

*Registrations end on January 22. Any requests after the deadline are on a case-by-case basis and will be $320 per crew per division

Register Here

Teams from states across the country have already registered and shown interest, please pass the word along, as we are excited to welcome you from wherever your team is based!

More Events are Coming!