Dragon boating is a team sport that is appropriate for all fitness levels. No experience is required and equipment is provided. Our team, Survivor SAKE, paddles under the umbrella organization Seattle SAKE Paddling Club. New paddlers can join 3 practices before deciding to become a member of SAKE, which requires an annual membership fee. Because we are all moving the boat together, beginners are able to rest when needed and still stay with the group. Coaches, captains and experienced Survivor paddlers teach and support each other. Practices are held year-round Saturdays at 9:00 am. A weekday evening 6:00 pm practice may be added later this summer.
NOTE: Participants need to be both current TSNW and SAKE members to join practices as we start to reopen, until the SAKE Board opens it up for new paddlers. New to paddling? We are tentatively planning an orientation, dockside technique sessions, and eventually practices on the water when available this summer.