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2018 Dragon Boat Festival with TAP SF

Dragon Boat Paddlers,

After last year’s success as Novice B Champions, Taiwanese American Professional (TAP) TAPasaur will be again competing in 2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival and we want you in the boat with us paddling across the finish line!

The California Dragon Boat Association presents the 23rd 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 15 & 16, 2018. Checkout a short YouTube video of the Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival from 2016: 

For more info, check out: 

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 (9/15). Please select which practices you will be attending when you sign up below.***

Practice 1: Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM @Lake Merced
Practice 2: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:45 AM - 02:00 PM @Lake Merced
Practice 3: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:00 - 01:30 PM @Lake Merced
Race Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM @Lake Merritt

Please SIGN UP here:
Check out the FB event 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 (Please set your payment to public) or PAY using TAP-SF PayPal:

DEADLINE to sign up, pay and sign an online waiver is Wednesday, August 1, 2018. 

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, August 1). 

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

Earlier Event: August 18
August TAPpy Hour