BRCC Membership Renewal & Application

As a BRCC member you are welcome to use our dragonboats and small fleet. BRCC also supplies life jackets and paddles.

  • We’ll use your email address to send you important safety updates and other announcements through MailChimp.

  • Your membership automatically expires on December 31st each year, and you have to renew it for the following year.


You need to submit the form at least 2 days before your first practice and then wait for your confirmation via email. Without confirmation you cannot join.

1.    Sign the Waiver
2.    Pay your Membership Fee

If you prefer to use PayPal, you have to pay the additional PayPal fees of 1.99%+$0.49

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If you use Zelle, there are no fees involved.

Adult Members: $100
25 and under: $20
Cal Student: $5

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Amateur Athletic Waiver and Release of Liability

2024 Join Us

Waiver for Period 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024

Club: Berkeley Racing Canoe Center

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in this sports activity, related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that: The risk of injury and illness from the activities involved in this sport is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death; and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury or illness does exist; and, I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others and assume full responsibility for my participation; and, I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such hazard to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and, I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS UNITED STATES DRAGON BOAT FEDERATION; PADDLESPORT RISK MANAGEMENT, LLC; Berkeley Racing Canoe Center (BRCC), City of Berkeley, Berkeley Yacht Club, their respective officers, directors, coaches, steers, volunteers, officials, agents, and/or employees, servants. other participants, municipalities, sponsoring agencies, commissions, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event & club activities (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. I also acknowledge that photographs and video may be taken of me in my participation in, and attendance at this event, and hereby freely agree to allow without restriction all uses of such photos and videos in the reporting of this race, and/or in the promotion of this event, its location, other sporting events, sport in general, and/or related purposes.


Which team is the paddler affiliated with?
I want to be a guest for:
Gender Identity

We have been asked by the City of Berkeley to provide demographic data to receive a waiver of the annual berth fee, so we have to add the ethnicity questionnaire.

Which of the following ethnic groups do you identify with? (Select all that apply)
Paddler's Address
Paddler's Address
What is the relationship of the emergency contact person to the paddler?
Are you at least age 18?
BRCC Code of Conduct
BRCC Operating Rules
COVID-19 Guidelines


Consent, Acknowledgement, and Signature

By entering my name below, I consent to conduct business electronically with BRCC. I have read this Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement, fully understand and agree to its terms, and sign it freely and voluntarily without any inducement.

By entering my name below, I am effectively providing electronic consent, acknowledgement, and signature.


Consent, Acknowledgement, and Signature - Parent or Guardian certification for participants of minority age (under age 18 at the time of registration)

By entering my name below, I consent to conduct business electronically with BRCC.

I also hereby provide parental or guardian consent to BRCC for the collection of information such as the minor's name, address, phone number, email address, and emergency contact information as listed above, for purposes of this waiver.

This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and agree to the terms of this waiver, and hereby do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above, of all the Releasees, and for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, even if arising from the negligence of the Releasees, to the fullest extent permitted by law. I further agree to the covenant not to sue and to the photographic and video release set forth above.

By entering my name below, I am effectively providing electronic consent, acknowledgement, and signature.

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Membership Fees for 2024

Adult Members

$100 /year

Age 25 and under/or one time Race Event


Cal Students


Age 18 and under


There is no charge for up to three practice sessions but you need to check the box “Guest…” at the waiver. After three introductory sessions, new paddlers are asked to join BRCC and fill out the waiver again (checking the appropriate button for your team) and pay the membership fee.

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.

Swimming ability is not required. 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.