Twisted Dragons - A Dragon Boat Team based in Richmond, BC
Regular Season: March to September
Winter Season: October to February
Reason for Being
The Twisted Dragons, Richmond’s first and (so far) only senior dragon boat team came together in 2009, when Richmond hosted
the BC Senior’s Games, with dragon boating being held at the UBC Boathouse. Since then one of the team’s goals is to compete
annually in the 55+ BC Games. To get ready for the Games, we participate in races earlier in the season including some out of
town venues. The Okanagan Super Sprints in Penticton are a team favorite as well as our local Steveston Dragon Boat Festival.
Fitness / Fun / Friendly Competition!
Our goal is to have fun and make new friends, and enjoy the changing weather, scenery and wildlife on the Fraser River while
maintaining our fitness and improving our paddling techniques.
The Dragon Boat Team
Team Roster - 30 to 32 paddlers (Minimum of 12 paddlers plus a steers person required to go out on the water for a practice)
Competition Roster - Paddlers (maximum 20 in the boat) , plus a Steers person (1), plus a Caller/Drummer (1), plus 4 spares - Total 26
Twice weekly: Wednesday 5:30 to 7:00 pm and Saturday 10:30 to noon. To load the boat and get out on the water at start times, plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure to allow for:
Where: UBC Boathouse Dock:
7277 River Road, Richmond, BC
Washrooms are at the back of the community rowing bay and usually there is also access to washrooms and showers/change rooms on the second level. This is a busy facility with rowers coming in and out of the rowing boat storage bays, launching and retrieving rowing shells, and cleaning their boats. There may also be wedding rehearsals, setup and ceremonies on the dock!
What to bring