2017 Season has begun, please join us for Open Paddler Practices and learn how to paddle!

New rookie paddlers are always welcome to participate in two free practices, no experience necessary.     

ROOKIES join members, Every TUESDAY, from April-October  @ 6:00 p.m.

Members race practice every Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Please continue to visit website for additional opportunities to paddle

808 Boucher Avenue, Annapolis, Md 21403

You must sign up in advance as a (Guest) on our website, under the (tab sign up practice)

You can check the sign up date for any weather cancellations, after 4:00 pm 

Please arrive 15 minutes before practice to sign waiver and participate in mandatory team on land, warm-up

We welcome all ages over 18, men and women, breast cancer and other cancer warriors and supporters. We are a fun-loving group committed to exercise, teamwork, and promoting the sport of dragon boat through competition.  Annapolis Dragon Boat Club is a non-profit organization with 501(c) (3) status, which seeks to share the benefits of the sport with anyone who would like to give it a try, regardless of experience or fitness level.  This accessible team sport is fun, energizing and exciting.  A full body workout with opportunities for recreational training or competitive racing, depending on your interest.

Our coach and members are dedicated to helping new paddlers acclimate to the sport. Weekly practices allow our members to build endurance on the water and refine our technique, in order to bring out our best at competitive regional festivals throughout the year.

What you need to practice
Club will provide you with a paddle and a PFD (Personal Floatation Device) if you don't have your own. We suggest you bring a water bottle and wear fast drying, weather appropriate clothing; water shoes or footwear that you don't mind getting wet.  Optional - hat and/or sunglasses and sun block.
This is a water sport, so you may get wet – change of clothes is always a good idea

If you have additional questions, please contact membership chairperson at


Events Calendar

  • 2017 Schedule            Please save these dates and go to the (SIGN UP) tab, (EVENTS SIGN UP) (RACE SIGN UP) for additional details and to register your attendance.

    April 1, 2017                John Hopkins Breast Cancer Symposium

    April 29, 2017             Bay Bridge Paddle Boat Race, Sandy Point State Park
  • May 9, 2017      ADBC General Membership meeting at Marina following practice     

    May 13, 2017              1st Soft Paddle and Annual Awakening Dragon Ceremony

    May 23, 2017              Blue Angels flight rehearsal Naval Academy by dragon boats

    June 4, 2017                Anne Arundel Medical Center Survivor Day

    June 10, 2017              Chesapeake Dragon Boat Festival North Beach

    June 17, 2017              Soft Paddle

    June 24, 2017              RACE   Baltimore

    July 4, 2017                 Annapolis 4th of July parade

    July 15, 2017               Soft Paddle

    July 28, 2017               Bowie Baysox Knock Cancer Out of the Park, Fireworks
  • July 29, 2017              RACE Cooper River 

  • August 12, 2017         Soft Paddle

    August 19, 2017         Solomon’s Island Dragon Boat Festival

    September 9, 2017    RACE  Cape May       

    September 16, 2017  Soft Paddle

    October 7, 2017         RACE Philadelphia

    October, 2017             Brighton Fundraiser

    November, 2017        STEM Presentation Annapolis Library



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