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Gig Harbor Dragon Boat Team - PenMet Parks

PenMet Parks of Gig Harbor is forming a Dragon Boat Team.

A Dragon Boat is a long narrow boat that has 20 paddlers, a helms person to guide the boat and a drummer in the bow to help the paddlers keep a steady rhythm in their strokes. Dragon boats are the basis of the team paddling sport of dragon boat racing, a watersport which has its roots in an ancient folk ritual of contending villagers, which has been held for over 2000 years throughout southern China. Dragon Boat Paddling and Dragon Boat Racing has become a popular sport in most maritime communities.

Online registration for the PenMet Dragon Boat program is open: or call Gretchen at 253-530-0835.

ID # is 2244 for the 8 months $200 April - November

ID# is 2243 for the 2 months $60 April & May

Each practice is one hour and held on the water in Gig Harbor. You may attend 1, 2 or all practices for the same price! Paddles and life vest are provided. We must have 8 paddlers per session to take the boat out.

Practice Times: (paddlers can choose which practices to attend)

Tuesday's 6:30 am. The first practice is Tuesday April 5th

Tuesday's 5:30 pm.

Saturday's 10:30 am. The first practice is Saturday, April 9th

For more information or to schedule a “check us out” trial paddle contact:

Sharon Shaffer 253-208-4353

We hope you will join us. It is great exercise and great fun!

Paddles Up!