The Ocean State Dragon Boat Club (OSDB) was founded in 2008 and is Rhode Island’s first and only semi-professional Dragon Boat club.
The club is a non-profit corporation created by four individuals who raced locally at the Pawtucket Dragon Boat and Taiwan Day Festival and desired to take the local opportunities in the sport of dragon boat racing to the next level. The club is committed and highly motivated to promote the sport of dragon boat racing while encouraging physical fitness and camaraderie. OSDB comprised of a mixed cast of experienced and novice paddlers who share the common goal to be competitive and have fun. The club completed its fourth season of racing competitively with great success acheiving first and second place wins at every race they competed in during the 2011 season.
OSDB recruits new members and trains year round; outdoors from April – September twice weekly, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm and Saturdays 9:00-11:00am at Mashapaug Pond 361 Reservoir Ave Providence, RI 02907. The indoor practice is held during the winter. The schedule for 2012-2013 will be posted in the Fall. Indoor practices are held at Jewish Community Center Pool 401 Elmgrove Ave. Providence, RI 02906
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Mailing Address: 200 Post Road Unit 511, Warwick, RI 02888
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The OSDB season started out with great success. The team placed in the A Minor Division in the Boston Dragon Boat Festival with a final result of 6th place out of 40 teams.
In August OSDB competed in Hartford, Connecticut with a new race format for the Hartford Dragon Boat Festival. The one day competition included of 200, 500, and 2000 meter races. OSDB posted great times despite competing with less than a full 20 paddlers and finished 3rd place in our division.
The season rapped up with the hometown race in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Race day brought high winds and choppy conditions on the river and all teams experiencing difficulty positioning at the start line. Despite the weather OSDB posted one of the top two times in the preliminary heats and won the breast cancer race for the third year in a row. The team proudly donated the $500 prize to the Healing Coop. In the final heat OSDB wasn’t able to prevail over the adversity and took home a second place finish in B Division.
OSDB is welcoming new members and looking forward improving our record in 2013.