Team practices are free and are held year round on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Bair Island Aquatic Center in Redwood City. Bair Island Aquatic Center is centrally located and is within 30 minute from San Jose and San Francisco.
Professional coaching is provided by the DieselFish dragon boat team. The coaches are adults volunteers with many years of paddling experience.
The paddles, dragon boat and personal floating devices are provided free of charge by the California Dragon Boat Association
How safe is the sport?
While it is very uncommon for the boat to capsize, all paddlers are required to wear a personal floating device. An adult is always on the boat with the youth paddlers. At competitions, a safety boat is available at all times and the team steersperson is safety-certified by the California Dragon Boat Association
The Youth team participates in regional competitions in the San Francisco Bay Area. The largest competition is the San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival in late September/early October. The second competition is the California Dragon Boat Association Youth Dragon Boat Race in April. Additional competitions are available throughout the year.
How Much Does it Cost to Join?
The DieselFish Youth Program does not charge a membership fee. The competitions charge a team entry fee. Youth members share the costs of the competition entry fee.
How Can I Join?
To join, contact the DieselFish Youth Coordinator Frank Fung, email@example.com.
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