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Dragon Boat Race 2017

Dragon Boat Paddlers,

After last year’s bronze medal in the Novice Community Division, Taiwanese American Professionals' team TAPasaurSF will be competing again in the annual Northern California Dragon Boat Festival. We want you in the boat with us paddling across the finish line! Absolutely no prior experience required. 

What is Dragon Boating?

For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating simply put, is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person paddling to cross the finish faster than their competition. It's a team sport in its purest form that encompasses the elements of power, speed, synchronization and endurance.

The California Dragon Boat Association ( presents the 22nd Annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Merritt, Oakland! Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as they race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017. Checkout a short YouTube video of the Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival from 2016: 

Join the TAPasaurSF Team!

The Dragon boat race will surely challenge your whole body strength. But no worries, no experience is necessary as we will be in the novice community division. For those with no experience, we will have three practices to train you for Race Day. You will need to attend at least two practices. We will need a minimum of 10 female and 10 male paddlers. Please feel free to invite your friends to join. We will setup carpool for each practice and Race Day. Get ready for some fun! 

***Please commit to at least 2 out of the 3 practices, and the day of the race (9/23). Please select which practices you will be attending when you sign up below. We will follow up with FB events for each practice and race.***

Practice 1: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM @Lake Merced
Practice 2: Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM @Lake Merced
Practice 3: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM @Lake Merced
Race Day: Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM @Lake Merritt

Please SIGN UP here: 

Price (all tickets are non-refundable):
TAP-SF Members: $45
Non-TAP-SF Members: $50
TAP-SF Dragon Boat Jersey: $15

Please PAY using TAP-SF Venmo account: @tap-sf

DEADLINE to sign up, pay and sign an online waiver is Wednesday, September 6, 2017. 

Following your submission, we will automatically send you a confirmation email from California Dragon Boat Association (CDBA). Please note you will be asked to confirm TAP-SF team membership and sign a waiver eliminating the need to provide paper waivers. You must complete this step prior to practicing on a CDBA-provided dragonboat (Due by Wednesday, September 6). 

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Flanigan (TAP-SF Health & Wellness) via email at 

About TAP

TAP enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in career and professional development while emphasizing the preservation of Taiwanese American identity. TAP provides resources and programs that inspire and empower; develop and support professionals to become community-oriented leaders.

TAP focuses on Leadership, Identity, Networking, and Community (LINC).

TAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization through its parent organization, Taiwanese American Citizens League ( For more information on TAP-SF, visit us at

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