There is no charge for up to two practice sessions in any two-month period. After three introductory sessions, new paddlers are asked to join BRCC.
Children under 12 must be accompanied in the boat by a parent. Youth under 18 require parental signature on the waiver form before they can go out in any of the BRCC boats.
Swimmming ability is not requird. Dragon boats seldom swamp or capsize, and non-swimmers must wear lifejackets at all times. (Good swimmers who certify their swimming ability may take off their lifejackets under certain conditions, but must always keep them close at hand.)