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Attend A Practice
We meet by the 5 flag poles next to the Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel at 1510 SW Harbor Gateway, Portland, OR 97201
Practices are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm. Stretching, warm-ups, boat placement, and beginner tutorials are conducted until 7:00pm. Then, we leave dock and return at 8:00pm.
Joining Team Fusion
All new paddlers are given the opportunity to try paddling with Team Fusion for one week (three practices) before they must make a decision about joining the team. Once the decision is made to join the team, dues associated with joining must be paid.
What To Expect
This is a sport that involves commitment. That being said, we always strive to have a good time and make it as fun as possible!
Dragonboating is a sport like no other. We strive to help each paddler become the best he/she can be. It is customary for the coach and/or other experienced team members to help out the newer paddlers by working with them directly. Lots of information will be given at each practice. This can be a little intimidating, but as long as you give it your all, you will succeed. You may (will) have some sore muscles that you didn’t know existed for the first few practices but it will get better with consistent attendance.
We will be working hard and keeping hydrated is important. Please bring water to drink for each practice.
The likelihood of getting wet is high so it is best to wear wicking, breathable or gortex fabric. Cotton is highly discouraged. If it is cold out try to wear layers because you will be generating heat as you paddle.
Eat light before practice! We paddle by rotating and using our core. A full stomach makes it more difficult.