Parks and Recreation Department Program
Oyster Point Dragons (OPD) is pleased to partner with the City of South San Francisco and the Town of Colma to offer Dragon Boating for Beginners classes throughout the year through their respective Parks and Recreation Department. This program is part of OPD's community involvement by offering classes to the general public, city residents and non-residents, for a nominal fee. The program started in 2017 and was a big success. A few of the Parks & Rec students even joined OPD as full members after the sessions ended.
Course Description – Dragon Boating began over 2,500 years ago. Its popularity has grown immensely over the past 30 years. Today, recreational paddlers as well as staunch competitors engage in the sport of dragon boating around the world. Now, you can try it too and paddle in a 40-foot long, 20-seat Dragon Boat. You will learn basic paddling techniques, water safety, fitness preparation, teamwork, and the organizational structure of a Dragon Boat team. Each session includes three 90- minute classes with land and water training. Participants who complete the entire session will receive a Certificate of Completion. Come join the Oyster Point Dragons (OPD) as we paddle on the Bay. Students have the option of joining OPD as a full member after completion of the session.
Thank you to our Spring session participants. Our next Fall session is tentatively scheduled for the three consecutive Saturdays starting on September 22 to October 6, 2018 (changed from Sundays starting October 7).
Location – OPD’s practice site is located at 95 Harbor Master Rd., Gate 7, South San Francisco, CA 94080, adjacent to the South San Francisco ferry terminal. Plenty of free parking is available.
Materials Included – Adjustable paddle and personal flotation device (PFD) provided
What to Bring – Water, sunscreen, hat or cap, quick-dry outfits, sandals or water shoes, waterproof windbreaker, towel, and a change of clothes
Cost – As posted by the respective Parks & Rec. A session consists of 3 classes, each lasting 90 minutes (The Town of Colma offers member discounts)
Class times – Sundays 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM