Seabrook Island Dragon Boat Team

Seabrook Island Dragon Boat Team 2019

Last year, Seabrook Island formed the first-ever Dragon Boat Team, the Seabrook Island Dragonslayers, and successfully participated in the 12th annual Dragon Boat Festival, hosted by Dragon Boat Charleston (DBC). The mission of DBC is to promote the physical, mental and emotional health of cancer survivors through Dragonboat racing.

The 13th annual Dragon Boat Festival will be held May 9, 2020, at Brittlebank Park on the Ashley River in downtown Charleston. Due to last year’s success and great enthusiasm from Seabrookers, we are forming a team once again. How many of you will join us in our team of 20, plus a few alternates?

No experience is required. DBC will provide a steersperson, life jackets and paddles for everyone. Two practice sessions per team will be scheduled during the two weeks prior to the festival. The cost is $45.00 per person and each paddler is asked to try to raise a minimum of $50.00 in donations (in addition to the $45.00 entry fee). These donations ensure DBC cancer survivors are able to participate in its paddling programs, nutrition and yoga workshops, endurance paddles and an 8-week outreach session for new cancer survivors without any personal cost.

If you are unfamiliar with Dragon Boat racing, just google it and watch some of the teams in action. It’s an exhilarating sport. The festival races are for fun and none of the teams practice more than the two times offered by DBC, so there is friendly competition for a great cause.

Please let me know if you are interested. Sign up deadline for registration is January 25 so please notify me prior to that date.

Thanks very much,
Lois Rinehimer

-Submitted by Lois Y. Rinehimer