"The health and safety of our members is the top priority for us. We are heeding CDC guidelines and protecting our members.  Our club is actively planning and training(individually). We will see everyone on the water as soon as this is all over..."  Stay strong!

To promote and expand the sport of dragon boat racing in the Chicagoland area and to provide a fun, unique, supportive and healthy activity to a diverse community of paddlers with various ability levels and ambitions.

Enable water-sport activities along the Chicago River and waterways with Dragon Boat programming from downtown Chicago, Jackson Harbor to Busse Lake (in Cook County Forest Preserve’s Busse Woods) showcasing recreational, adventurer, and competitive paddlers.  Our Vision is to go to the communities so their constituents have access to dragon boat paddling. Pretty simple really, but it will take a village to help us get there and some visionary financial donors. Help us.


The Greater Chicago Dragon Boat Club is a tax-exempt organization as described in Section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Harmony, Diversity, and Inspiration are not terms or program names to us.  These carefully selected “names” are on each of our 20-paddler Champion Dragon Boats by purpose.  You see we are passionate about water-sports and bringing athletes of all backgrounds together to build an experience on the water like no other.  And it takes a village to do this.