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The Dragon Boat Association (CDBA) is pleased to invite you to attend the 2022 San Francisco Dragon Boat Championships (“SFDBC"), to be held September 24 & 25, 2022 at Lake Merced in San Francisco!

This continues our efforts to restore dragon boat racing to the Area as we emerge from the pandemic this year with a very active schedule of youth and adult team training and the completion of three very successful races: the CDBA Youth Dragon Boat Championships in April 2022, our CDBA Northern California Regional Dragon Boat Regatta in May 2022, and our CDBA Sprint Race in July 2022. It truly has been rewarding to see the tremendous amount of excitement and enthusiasm from the many participants being back on the water. 

The upcoming 2022 San Francisco Dragon Boat Championships will feature competitive and recreational teams on Saturday, September 24 and high school youth dragon boat teams on Sunday, September 25. Race schedules will be posted a week before the race. Unfortunately, due to capacity restrictions at Lake Merced and resource constraints, we will not be able to offer novice team racing at this event. We are working on plans for novice team racing within the next year. We have created a special dragon boat team building program - previous corporate and community novice teams will have first priority to this program. To find out more about this program, contact Jack Zee at  

We also invite you to support the California Dragon Boat Association as we rebuild our volunteer and financial resources following the pandemic years. We are a nonprofit organization and operate the largest youth dragon boat program in the United States, serving a wide range of high school students with a program that offers fitness, outdoor recreation, teambuilding, and socialization. Given the pandemic, these opportunities are now more important than ever for young people. Our high school dragon boat program is subsidized by the CDBA, allowing for youth of all backgrounds, income levels, and athletic abilities to participate. We could not do this without the generous support of our donors and sponsors. To make a donation or sponsor our organization, please contact Jack Zee at

Finally, we would like to thank our long-time partner and Premier SFDBC Sponsor, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, and congratulate them as they celebrate 25 years!

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Upcoming events

September 24-25, 2022

San Francisco Dragon Boat Championships

October 3, 2022

CDBA board meeting

November 7, 2022

CDBA board meeting

November 12, 2022

College Cup

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