Fall 2020 Update

Our team will NOT BE RECRUITING  this semester. Find out how to remain engaged on the join page!  

COVID-19 has drastically changed many of our lives. For our team, this means that members have not been able to return to campus and trainings would be against the interest of public health.

In light of COVID-19, our 2020 season has been cancelled. With the pandemic hitting many vulnerable communities, our team will be completing challenges to raise funds! Find out more at our Facebook page and donate at our GoFundMe! Thank you all for the support! We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

About Us

Founded in 1998, Cal Dragon Boat is a competitive student-run dragon boat team at UC Berkeley that regularly participates in regional, national and international races. We are a diverse group of hardworking students studying various concentrations, ranging from medicine and engineering to rhetoric and architecture. We strive to make dragon boating more accessible to the students of UC Berkeley and recruit student-athletes twice a year. We are extremely proud to be one of the top college teams in the United States. Dragon boating is a water sport in which a canoe-shaped boat of up to twenty people paddle together in synchronized rhythm to make the boat move, emulating a soaring dragon. Usually, races are 200, 500 or 2000 meters in length. Dragon boating is traditionally observed during the Chinese Duan Wu festival. However, it is now a much more common year-round activity and is one of the fastest-growing sports throughout the world.

Our Friends

Cal Dragon Boat continues to develop with the help of our friends. They help subsidize our training and travel costs, allowing our paddlers to achieve more on the water.

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