Registration 2021 Information - Please Read

Dartmouth Dragon Boat Association is offering programs in three seasons this year.  This will provide more flexibility for participants.  The seasons are as follows:

  • Spring – April 12 to May 23

  • Summer – May 24 to August 29

  • Fall – August 30 to October 3


In order to better meet athlete needs, programs are also offered in 3 focus areas.  The focus areas are:

  • Fitness programs

    • These programs are based on increasing participants fitness levels in a social environment.  This is a no pressure environment where participants can have fun and develop skills and fitness while participating in one practice a week.

  • Fitness and Competition programs

    • These programs are based on increasing participants’ fitness and skill level with a goal to compete, whether side by side in practice, in the race league, or in festivals.  There are multiple training options per week.

  • Advanced Competition and Training programs

    • These programs are for those who want to push themselves harder by training at a high anaerobic threshold with measured progress. These practices are ideal for those striving to try out for national teams or compete at a higher level. 


Dartmouth Dragon Boat will provide PFDs and paddles to participants who do not have their own.  All practices are for adults (over 18) only.  There are no programs for children this year.


In order to align with Covid 19 protocols, the boat and the dock will be sprayed before each practice session.  Cleaning materials will be available for athletes to wipe down equipment before and after using.  In order to maintain adequate separation, there will be a maximum of 10 participants plus steersperson in each boat.  Athletes are expected to wear a mask unless seated on their bench in the boat.  Protocols will be adjusted in response to Department of Health Covid Protocol changes if appropriate.


We are now able to have larger gatherings and group sizes of 20-30 are permitted.  The coach will be able to balance crews from the participants present, eliminating the need for substitutions this year.  In order to maintain proper contact tracing, participants are expected to train in their timeslot, and not to switch or make up practices in a different timeslot or supplement their training with additional practices. 

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