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All-Ivy Clubs of DC go Dragon Boat Racing

  • 05/16/2015
  • 8:00 AM
  • 05/17/2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Thompson Boat House, 900 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
All-Ivy Clubs of DC go Dragon Boat Racing!

NOTE: Deadline is May 1st at midnight

The Dartmouth Club of DC and the Cornell Club of DC are proud to be the co-sponsors for this year's All Ivy DC Alumni team. The Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival, now in its 14th year, is a two day festival held along the Potomac River complete with cultural exhibitions, craft demonstrations, and of course... dragon boat racing.

Come and cheer for the All Ivy team on the Festival Days. We encourage everyone to support the team and share the fun and festivities.

Cost:  $85 ($90 - late registrants after May 1)


There is no refund for payment. Please find an alternate/substitute if you cannot participate in the races.  If you have any questions, please contact Betty Lee & Tracy Patts


There are 2 practices in April/May during the weekends, either Sat. or Sun for 1 hr sessions. Everyone is encouraged to attend all the practices at the DC Dragon Boat Club:

Gangplank Marina
700 Water Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Dates of practices are:

Nearest Metro: Waterfront (Green line), L'Enfant Plaza (Green and Yellow Line), the DC Circulator, and limited parking is available.

We have one boat registered and will be fielding a team of 20 (including 16 paddlers, one drummer, and four alternates). The weekend of the races we will organize a picnic in our team's staging area. Early bird registrations will be accepted until May 1st and the registration fee is $85.


Races begin at 8:00 a.m and run through approximately 3 pm. Award ceremony will be on Sunday. We will have  pot-luck breakfasts and lunches on both days.


Take the Metro to Foggy Bottom Station. The Thompson Boat is about half mile from the station. There will be limited parking on Sat. On street parking is free on Sun.

From Rock Creek Parkway

Follow Rock Creek Parkway to the corner of Virginia Ave. near the Watergate Complex and turn right at light into Thompson Boat Center parking lot.

From the North

Take 395 North toward DC. Look for Memorial Bridge signs and get in right lane exiting onto the route that passes west of the Pentagon. Continue north until you reach Memorial Bridge. Cross Memorial Bridge in the right lane. Bear right in front of the Lincoln Memorial and take the first right turn onto Rock Creek Parkway. Get in left lane and continue to veer into left lanes as road splits several times. You should end up in the lane closest to the Potomac River, traveling in front of the Kennedy Center. After 1/2 mile you will get to the Thompson Boat Center parking lot stoplight; turn left into the Thompson parking lot.

From Virgina

From Rt. 66 cross Roosevelt Bridge get into left most lane. Before end of bridge follow left lane towards Whitehurst Freeway and Rock Creek Parkway. After 1/4 miles keep following left lane and Whitehurst/Rock Creek signs. Lanes split into two left and two right. Stay into left lanes. Turn left at intersection heading towards Watergate Complex, then turn right onto Virginia Ave. Get in left lane and cross over Rock Creek Parkway at green light into Thompson Boat Center parking lot. \

Have questions about All Ivy DC Alumni Dragon Boat Team 2015? Contact Dartmouth Club of Washington, DC

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