Renew your BRCC Membership

Become a BRCC Member

Who can be a guest?

Invite a group of at least ten people to paddle in a dragon boat.

The Berkeley Racing Canoe Center (BRCC) has a dual mission of encouraging competitive dragon boat racing and recreational paddling with its inherent health and fitness benefits, and of providing water access to community members from all walks of life, ages, and abilities.
It is through the tireless efforts of our volunteers that we are able to provide low-cost membership to water sports enthusiasts, serve hundreds of individual community members, and support a diverse group of social services and schools enabling them to better serve Berkeley and the Bay Area.

If a medical emergency occurs on the dragon boat in or outside the marina:

  1. CALL (510) 981-5911, THE DIRECT LINE TO BERKELEY’S EMERGENCY DISPATCH. (A 911 call will be delayed through CHP then redirected to Berkeley Emergency Dispatch anyway).
  2. BERKELEY EMERGENCY DISPATCH will direct you to do one of the following (‘a’ will be the most likely direction):
    • a) PADDLE patient QUICKLY to the RAMP next to the Boatyard between Docks A and B for the AMBULANCE or to Dock M if closer, OR
    • b) MEET UP with the BERKELEY FIRE BOAT on the water for them to take the patient to the AMBULANCE (Berkeley Fire Boat is at Dock B and not always manned. Crew from Fire Station 6 on Cedar drives to Fireboat), OR
    • c) BERKELEY EMERGENCY DISPATCH may have the COAST GUARD at (415) 399-7300 respond if out in bay but response can be up to 30minutes.
  3. BERKELEY EMERGENCY DISPATCH will direct caller how to help the patient until First Responders arrive.
  4. If CPR is needed on the boat or dock, ask if anyone knows CPR and tell them to perform it on the patient with the chest on a boat seat or on the dock.
    If near the guest dock, have another person get the public AED/Defibrillator from the Berkeley Yacht Club and have them use it on the patient (if there is no pulse). Tell dispatch to direct the ambulance to the Yacht Club.
  • Laminated list of emergency phone numbers
  • diffent size bandaids
  • Non-stick sterile gauze pads
  • Various sizes regular sterile gauze pads
  • Sterile eye pad
  • Gauze roll
  • Paper tape
  • ACE Bandage
  • Hand sanitizing wipes
  • Wet ones
  • alcohol wipes
  • Antiseptic Skin Cleanser
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • ASA: non-coated
  • Ibuprophen
  • Benedryl (allergic reaction)
  • Glucose gel
  • 3 N-95 masks
  • Latex gloves: 4 pairs
  • Plastic tweezer
  • Bandage scissors
  • CPR breathing barrier
  • Emergency blanket
  • Ice packs
  • bottle of water
  • Bandaids
  • Gauze pads
  • Gauze wrap
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Wet ones
  • Aspirin (non-coated)
  • Glucose gel


Operating Rules & Procedures

SUP + Kayak

Operating Rules & Procedures

Operating Rules

Guide for Guests

Procedures Manual

OC Certification

Key Test

Steering Certification


Code of Conduct

OC Certified Paddlers


Meeting Minutes

Annual Reports

All paddlers/small vessel users need to sign the 2024 Waiver!

How far out can you paddle in a dragon boat?

Check the Operating Rules.

Did you notice any damage to the boats?

Do you have to report an accident, injury or incident?

Using our Outrigger Canoes

Proper Sitting and Paddle Entry Demonstration

Huli Demonstration

Brace Stroke and How to Stop a Huli

How to launch and store our OCs


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