New to the Sport

Penticton Paddle Sports provides race and training opportunities in both outrigger and dragon boat for all ages and skill levels! The two sports, while similar, have some differences. If you’re brand new to any kind of paddling, the best place to start is our “Intro to Dragon Boat” program. You’ll learn the basic skills and drills, along with general boat terms, in a 20-person dragon boat with everything supplied – paddle, PFD, a coach and steersperson.

We have an upcoming FREE trial day on  Sunday April 28, 2024. No R.S.V.P required! Simply show up wearing something you wouldn’t mind getting wet and we will get you started. We often have members join in from a variety of teams so this is also a great opportunity to get a feel for what’s out there. If you would like to skip the line, feel free to print off our safety waiver form (CLICK HERE ) in advance and bring it along with you

We also offer Introductory Dragonboat Lessons. These introductory lessons are designed to combine fitness and fun. With no experience necessary, they are a non-intimidating way to try something new and get out to meet some new faces. Our lesson sets offer a safe and welcoming learning environment for all participants. No previous paddling experience necessary, and all equipment is provided. During the course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of paddling and will experience training and racing in a dragon boat! Lessons take place on the sparkling waters of Skaha Lake. Registration online HERE