Who We Are
Century Dragon Boat Club is a Rhode Island-based club founded in 2018 and became a member of the Eastern Regional Dragon Boat Association in 2022. The club is composed of experienced and novice paddlers who share the common goal to race competitively. The club is committed to promoting this great and historic sport in the State of Rhode Island while encouraging physical fitness and camaraderie. All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to join us.
We practice in the heart of the city on the Providence River, strengthening our team's community bond. Its spectacular views are complimented by passersby spectators cheering on our efforts or serenaded by local musicians honing their craft on the pedestrian bridge. After a hard workout, we can be found supporting our local businesses and relaxing with great food, drinks, and good company.
We Need Your Help
Century Dragon Boat Club is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that depends on member dues, fundraising, and private donations. Club funds are used to maintain the club, i.e., purchase liability insurance, dragon boats, club PFDs (personal floating device), club paddles, jerseys, etc…
Our official racing season runs from May through October. During racing season, club members practice weekly to build endurance, strength and timing. The club members participate in multiple events throughout the east coast and beyond.
The off-season is spent in an indoor pool facility paddling along the pool edge. Pool practice is where timing and technique are enforced, making it a great time for new members to join and learn the sport.
Team outings are organized throughout the year to encourage team bonding and keep team members engaged. Come and be a part of our team!