The "Ultimate Team Sport", dragon boat racing is the world’s fastest growing water sport. The 2,500-year old Chinese sport involves 20 team members paddling in unison to a drummer’s beat in a long, narrow boat decorated at the bow and stern with a dragon’s head and tail. Dragon boating with the TAP-Chicago Typhoon is a great way to get a good workout, experience exhilarating competition, and make new friends!
Paddling experience and athletic prowess is not required; team members just need to paddle in a synchronized fashion! We will arrange carpools for anyone who needs a ride to practices or races.
Cost: $75 which includes the cost of 4 race registrations, 12 on-water practice sessions, race day snacks, and t-shirts. Total costs are considerably higher (over $250 per person), but fundraising as a team and sponsorship should cover the remainder of expenses!
The 2015 TAP-Chicago Typhoon dragon boat team is sponsored by the Overseas Community Affairs Council of Taiwan, Cathay Pacific, Trust Air Cargo USA, and Ascene Chicago. Thank you for your generous support!
Team Race Schedule
June 13th: Pride of the Fox Riverfest - St. Charles, IL
June 27th: Dragon Boat Race for Literacy - Chinatown Chicago, IL
July 25th: Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival - Arlington Heights, IL
Sept 12th: Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival - Nashville, TN*
*this is a 7 hour drive or a short flight
Team Practice Schedule
Sat, May 23 Team Practice - 12:00pm
Sat, June 6 Team Practice - 1:30pm
Tue, June 9 St.Charles Race Practice - 6:30pm
Sun, June 21 Team Practice - 10:30am
Fri, June 26 Chinatown Race Practice - 7:00pm
Sun, July 12 Team Practice - 3:00pm
Sun, July 19 Team Practice - 2:30pm
Thu, July 23 Arlington Race Practice - 6:30pm
Sun, August 9 Team Practice - 12:00pm
Sun, August 16 Team Practice - 11:30am
Sun, August 23 Team Practice - 11:30am
Sun, September 6 Team Practice 12:30pm