Join Us

Welcome to the Oakland Renegades dragon boat team, in partnership with the Oakland Parks and Recreation Department.

Our goal is to introduce the sport to anyone who is interested and to build and train a competitive dragon boat team.  You don?t need to have any prior experience and  everyone?s welcome regardless of age or fitness level.  We provide all the equipment  you’ll need including paddles and mandatory PFDs (life jackets) and instruction for beginners.  We recommend that you wear athletic work out clothing at practices that can get a little wet from splashing and dress for the weather.

Our practices are at the Lake Merritt boat house as follows:

  • Wednesdays – meet at 5:45 PM and paddle till 7:00 PM.
  • Saturdays – meet at 10:15 AM and paddle till 12:00 Noon.

It’s not mandatory to come to all the practices but we encourage you to come as often as you can.  The first practice is free and if you decide that you’d like to continue, the fee is $45 for 6 months.

If you decide to join our team, please subscribe to our yahoogroups email so that we can keep you informed about team business, schedule changes, social events and upcoming races.  To subscribe send an email to:

Welcome aboard!

Mike O’Meara