August 31, 2018

  • Labor Day Paddling - A special paddling session will be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
  • NCIDBF - The Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Merritt in Oakland is just around the corner: Weekend of September15-16th. Make sure you attend as many practices as possible and continue your land training.  Watch your emails for ongoing communication.
  • South San Francisco's Parks & Rec Commissioners Meeting - Scheduled for Tuesday, September 18th from 6:50 PM to 7:30 PM.
  • Parks & Rec Program - Our Fall session starts on Saturday, September 22, 2018 for three consecutive Saturdays through October 6, 2018. Registration is now open.
  • Last Wednesday Practice - Our final Wednesday practice for 2018 will be on October 24th.
  • San Mateo Hep B Free - OPD is proud to partner with San Mateo Hep B Free  to provide free Hep B screening to the community on Saturday, September 30, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Oyster Point Yacht Club, 911 Marina Blvd., South San Francisco. Participants will also be given the opportunity to try out dragon boating after the screening. San Mateo Hep B Free's mission is to:
    • Create increased public and healthcare provider awareness about the importance of testing & vaccinating at risk populations for  hepatitis B
    • Promote and secure ready availability for routine hepatitis B testing and vaccination within the primary care medical community
    • Ensure access to treatment for chronically infected individuals
  • Our recycling program lives on beyond Hungary; so, please continue to bring your plastic bottles and cans during practice.  All proceeds therefrom will henceforth go into OPD's Boat Replacement Fund.

August 15, 2018
Quick reminder for our next Urban Hike on Sunday, August 19, 2018 meeting at 1 pm, exploring Laguna Honda Hospital Grounds, Forrest Knolls, and Twin Peaks in San Francisco. Details were communicated on August 2, 2018.

July 31, 2018

  • Congratulations to the entire OPD Family for earning Silver and Bronze during a wonderful weekend of racing in Long Beach. Indeed, our Tiger Sharks raced against many strong teams and snatched Silver behind a high school team. Our Adult team put in a good fight and was happy with a Bronze medal considering all the first-time racers on the team. The excitement was definitely there and  the fun level was indeed very high.
  • We now have only about 6 weeks to train harder for the Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Merritt in Oakland during the weekend of September15-16th. Make sure you attend as many practices as possible and continue your land training.  Watch your emails for ongoing communication.
  • Our recycling program lives on beyond Hungary; so, please continue to bring your plastic bottles and cans during practice.  All proceeds therefrom will henceforth go into OPD's Boat Replacement Fund.

July 23, 2018

  • We extend a warm and huge Welcome-back to our crew who made OPD stand proud on the podium in Szeged, Hungary for the Club Crew World Championships.  This trip has created excellent memories and friendship with teams from all over the world, memories that will be etched forever. See our special page for photos.
  • Don't put away your paddles and PFDs yet.  Unpack and repack for the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival coming up this weekend. There will be an email communication coming out this week with final details.
  • Practice is back on this Wednesday, July 25th.
  • For those not heading to Long Beach, please remember that there will be no practice on Saturday and Sunday, July 28th and 29th.
  • Our recycling program lives on beyond Hungary; so, please continue to bring your plastic bottles and cans during practice.

July 9, 2018:

  • As the team prepares to fly out to Hungary, we wish the racers all the best. Now is the time to bring out the results following months of intensive training. Be confident, be proud of your accomplishments, and give it all out in Hungary. Make sure you have fun as well. Go OPD!
  • We wish all the paddlers, parents, and guests a safe and enjoyable travel.
  • Practices will continue to be held - probably with only one boat, for paddlers not going to Hungary. We will cancel practices only on the following days:
    • Wednesday, July 18
    • Saturday, July 28
    • Sunday, July 29
  • Long Beach racers, please make sure you finalize your travel plans as soon as possible and submit your waivers online per the instructions sent via email. For those going to Hungary, attend to all the Long Beach requirements before you leave.
  • Race-related communication are being sent to signed-up racers only.
  • The Sprint race originally scheduled for July 8, 2018 is cancelled due to the sale of the race site in Alameda.

July 1, 2018:

  • Extra water time on Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM, followed by other fun activities through 1:30 pm
    • Outrigger canoes and paddle boarding
    • BBQ Potluck - Bring something to share
    • Recycling sorting
  • Final U16 Travel Meeting on Saturday, July 7 after practice
  • Practices will be cancelled only on the following days:
    • Wednesday, July 18
    • Saturday, July 28
    • Sunday, July 29
  • The Sprint race originally scheduled for July 8, 2018 is cancelled due to the sale of the race site in Alameda
  • Race-related communication will be sent only to signed-up racers

June 16, 2018:

  • Urban Hike on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 1 PM, exploring San Francisco's North Waterfront. Details were sent out to all paddlers on June 15
  • Extra water time on Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Final U16 Travel Meeting on Sat, July 7 after practice
  • Please continue to bring all your aluminum cans and plastic bottles during practice days
  • Race sign-up is closed. Contact Janet for edits and changes
  • The Sprint race originally scheduled for July 8, 2018 has been put on hold and may even be cancelled altogether due to the sale of the race site in Alameda
  • Race-related communication will be sent only to signed-up racers

June 2, 2018:

  • Berkeley Marina Field Trip for the U16 on Sun, June 10th from 9:15 to 11:45 AM
  • Final U16 Travel Meeting on Sat, July 7th after practice

May 24, 2018:
We're mid-way into the 2018 season. All of us should now be able to paddle at least 8-10 minutes continuously without stopping. If your fitness level is not there yet, please attend more practices and push yourself harder alongside your supportive teammates. Together we can do this!

  • Extra Water Time:
    • Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Sunday, June 3 - Extended paddling: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Event reminders:​
    • Saturday, June 2 - Hungary Travel Meeting: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Sunday, June 3 -
    • Regular Practice: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Sierra Point 10K Run: 9 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Extended Paddling & Steering Exam: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Please continue to bring all your aluminum cans and plastic bottles during practice days
  • Race sign-up is closed. Contact Janet for edits and changes
  • Race-related communication will be sent only to signed-up racers

May 2, 2018:

  • Congratulations to the U16 and to the entire OPD Family for bringing home Gold, Silver, and Bronze at the Regional Regatta and at the Youth Race. Thank you to the entire team for the hard work. Please continue to train hard for the upcoming races.
  • Thank you to all the attendees at the Chipotle Fundraiser held last week. It was fun and successful.
  • A few reminders:​
    • Urban Hike with David on Saturday, May 5; San Bruno Mountain. Details were emailed on April 30, 2018
    • O2 Body Fit Charity Workout on Sunday, May 6. Details were emailed on May 1, 2018
    • South San Francisco Parks & Rec Commission Meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. U16 racers will be recognized at this event.
    • Please continue to bring all your aluminum cans and plastic bottles during practice days
    • Race sign-up is closing. Contact Janet for edits and changes
    • Race-related communication will be sent only to signed-up racers

April 6, 2018:

A few reminders:​

  • If you have not done so yet, please send in your paddler fees per instructions included on our February 13 Season Opening communication
  • U16 / U18 Travel meeting for racers and guardians on Saturday, April 7 at the Club from 10:30 to 11:30 am (Yes, practice is on; only a few showers may be expected)
  • U16 Award Dinner on Friday, April 13  - Email was sent out on March 6, 2018
  • Urban Hike with David on Sunday, April 15 at 1 pm: Diamond Heights to Bernal Heights (and back) in San Francisco. Details were emailed on April 4, 2018
  • Stonestown Chipotle Fundraiser on Tuesday, April 24 - Email was sent out on March 6, 2018. Print the flyer by tapping or clicking here
  • Please continue to bring all your aluminum cans and plastic bottles during practice days
  • Race sign-up is closing. Contact Janet for edits and changes
  • Race-related communication will be sent only to signed-up racers

March 12, 2018:

  • A Big Thank-you to Brian and Connie for a successful Lunch & Learn session yesterday
  • An equally Big Thank-you to all the other volunteers, guests and supporters; you all made this event happen
  • A few reminders:​
    • If you have not done so yet, please send in your paddler fees per instructions included on our February 13 Season Opening communication
    • Annual Safety Training at Rossi Pool in San Francisco on Saturday, March 17 - Email was sent out on March 6, 2018
    • First Wednesday practice is slated for March 21, 2018 from 5 pm to 7 pm; late pick-up at the guest dock at 5:30 pm
    • U16 Award Dinner on Friday, April 13  - Email was sent out on March 6, 2018
    • Stonestown Chipotle Fundraiser on Tuesday, April 24 - Email was sent out on March 6, 2018
    • Continue to bring all your aluminum cans and plastic bottles during practice days
    • Race sign-ups will be sent out soon; watch for our email communication

March 6, 2018:
A few reminders:​

  • Submit your 2018 waiver if you have yet to come to your first practice
  • Send in your paddler fees per instructions included on our February 13 Season Opening communication
  • Lunch & Learn this coming Sunday, March 11
  • Daylight Saving Time also this Sunday, March 11
  • Annual Safety Training at Rossi Pool in San Francisco on Saturday, March 17 - Email was sent out today
  • U16 Award Dinner on Friday, April 13  - Email was sent out today
  • Stonestown Chipotle Fundraiser on Tuesday, April 24 - Email was sent out today
  • Bring all your aluminum cans and plastic bottles this Saturday, March 10

​​​February 26, 2018:

  • Thank you to all the volunteers and participants for making our season opening day a huge success; it was a fun one
  • For those of you who could not make it, please submit your 2018 Waiver prior to coming out next time
  • For a larger view of the waiver content, click or tap here
  • Our new training time for both Saturdays and Sundays: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Click here to browse through our 2018 season schedule
  • Please review  OPD's: 

February 22, 2018:

  • Remember our Season kick-off this coming Saturday
  • Unfortunately, Stampin' Up! will not be coming but Burnwater will be here 
  • Please submit your 2018 Waiver now
  • For a larger view of the waiver content, click or tap here
  • New training time for both Saturdays and Sundays: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Click here to download our season kick-off flyer
  • Click here to browse through our 2018 season schedule
  • Please review  OPD's:

​​February 4, 2018:

  • Happy New Year to All of you
  • Welcome to OPD's 6th Season
  • Please submit your 2018 Waiver now
  • For a larger view of the waiver content, click or tap here
  • Our season kick-off is on Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • New training time for both Saturdays and Sundays: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Click here to download our season kick-off flyer
  • Click here to browse through our 2018 season schedule
  • Please review  OPD's:

January 1, 2018:

  • Happy New Year to All of you
  • Welcome to OPD's 6th Season
  • The 2018 Waiver is ready; please submit yours as soon as possible. For a larger view of the waiver content, click or tap here
  • U16 practice resumes on Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • The 2018 Season schedule will be updated for all the tentative dates as soon as we receive confirmations
  • Email communication to U16 was sent out today
  • Please review  OPD's:

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