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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 for adults (18 and older) — the NBP Dragons and Survivors In Sync (SIS). You must create an account in our registration system, including a form of payment, by clicking here.

NBP Dragons: This team is a
community team that competes
in races across the nation.
All are welcome!

Survivors In Sync: SIS is
a team of breast-cancer survivors
that competes in events

Dragon Boat 101 Sessions

All sessions consist of four classes. Class minimum is 10 participants.




3/2, 3/3, 3/9, 3/10







No April DB101 will be offered, but we have a special "Experience Dragon Boat Racing" seminar! Click here for this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

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

Click Here For Dragon Boat 101 Registration

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

Ages: 12 through Adult
Fees: $80 per session (total of 4 classes per session)
Location: Regatta Island at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle Sarasota, FL 34235

Cancellation Policy


Ongoing NBP Dragon Boat Programs

If you are interested in becoming part of one of our ongoing NBP dragon boat programs, please contact us at or 941-358-7275 for more information.

Ages: 18 years and older
Fees: A monthly fee may apply. Teams will be responsible for their own team registration fees for competitions.

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NBP's Survivors in Sync and NBP Dragons teams

Hosts of the 2014 IBCPC (International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission) Dragon Boat Festival at NBP. The Survivors in Sync (SIS) team took fourth place at the 2018 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival held in Florence, Italy.

Park Hours

April - October: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November - March:     6 a.m. to 6 p.m.



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