You’ve seen them out on local waters, colorful boats with ornamental dragon heads on the bows and dragon tails on the sterns filled with teams sitting side by side paddling to the rhythm of drum beats. Dragon boating, a 2000 year-old canoe paddling racing sport originally from China, offers a unique way to be on the water, especially for those who enjoy team activities.
Allison Delong, and a group of other members of Seattle’s Club Sake Paddling Club, will introduce us to the sport of Dragon Boating. (The club is expanding into stand-up paddle boarding and outrigger canoe racing, as well.) You’ll learn about the general club (teens to 80 year-olds), Survivor Sake (made up of all female cancer survivors) and Washington Masters (folks over 40 who focus on competition and have raced internationally).
Dragon Boating, you will learn, offers a chance to participate in year-around paddling. If you desire the social aspect or the competitive, being part of a Dragon Boat team can offer an inexpensive work out on our beautiful Northwest waters.
Date: Monday, November 20th 2017
Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so (Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.)
Location: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103
We meet at the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room, 1900 N. Northlake Way, #233. Park at Fisheries Supply and go into the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply and up the stairs, turn right and we are the furthest door on the left. (Located in the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply – UP THE STAIRS AND DOWN THE WALKWAY)