Japan America Society of Colorado

Dragon Boat

JASC Dragon Boat Team

2018 JASC Dragon Boat Team: Nichi-Bei-GO!

2018 JASC Dragon Boat Team: Nichi-Bei-GO!

JASC sponsored a Dragon Boat team for the first time in 2018. Team Nichi-Bei-GO had such a great time that with overwhelming requests from the JASC community, we have decided to sponsor a team for 2019! Our boat is made up of both Japanese and non-Japanese JASC members. You do not need prior paddling experience. (Our 2018 team was 90% novices!) We are competitive, but mainly focus on having a great time out on the water learning to paddle as one. If you are looking for a Japan-related team to join, enjoy being in a boat and are ready to smile and sweat, please join us!

JASC races in the 250 meter Flag Catching Division at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival on Sloan’s Lake. Our team must consist of 8 male paddlers, 8 female paddlers, 2 paddlers of either gender, 1 drummer (taiko drum) and 1 flag catcher. We also have 5 registered alternates who are part of the team, bringing our official team to 25 people. We also keep a wait list for those who would like to join us if the opportunity arises. All Dragon Boat team members must be members of JASC (click HERE for membership info). This year’s festival is the weekend of July 27-28, 2019. We are currently scheduled to race on Saturday, July 27th.


Team Nichi-Bei-GO is full for 2019. If you would like to be on the 2019 wait list or express interest in the 2020 team, please contact Jessyca: jessyca@jascolorado.org

Nichi-Bei-GO team info is below:

  • Team Fees:

    • JASC has paid the $1000 team registration fee.

    • Team members are asked to pay $30 which covers the cost of 3 team practices and general team fee.

    • Team members are asked to purchase a team t-shirt (same shirt as 2018) for $10.

    • All team members must be a member of JASC. Click HERE for membership info.

  • Team Meetings:

  • Team Practices: You must participate in at least 2 of our 3 team practices on the water (see dates/ times below). All practices are at Sloan’s Lake. Team practices are scheduled for the mornings when it is cool and the water is calm.

    • *optional free practice Saturday, June 23rd on a space available basis

    • Saturday, June 29th @ 8:30am

    • Sunday, July 14th @ 8:30am

    • Saturday, July 20th @ 8:30am (with team meeting immediately following)

    • The Mile High Dragon Boat Race Club is now hosting Open Paddle Night most Wednesday evenings for those who are interested in learning more about Dragon Boating or want some extra paddle time. These are OPTIONAL and you must RSVP directly to the MHDRC. This is a great opportunity!

  • Paperwork (Deadline Monday, June 17): Please fill out the below items and return them to Jessyca: jessyca@jascolorado.org

  • Race day is Saturday, July 27th. Plan to spend all day at the Dragon Boat Festival with us!