Rip City Paddlers is a competitive all-women’s team based in Portland, Oregon. Our team is made up of a number of veteran paddlers and newcomers to the sport. Regardless of how experienced any team member is, all share the common love of the water and the challenge of dragon boat racing. Paddling brings a spirit of camaraderie and support that has lead to positive, life-changing experiences for women on our team.
Are you an awesome woman who is looking for community, competition, and fun? Look no further! We are looking for paddlers and tillers, no experience required. Contact us at email@example.com to get started!
We returned to our favorite Beach House on Netarts Bay for our 2018 Team Retreat. And, with starting the season 24 ladies strong, we had a full house! We spent the weekend finalizing our plans for the upcoming season, while enjoying delicious food, an assortment of beverages (including Donna’s annual cider tasting) and great company. All agreed, it’s going to be a fantastic year!
We are a few months into the season and it’s going great! We’ve added twelve new ladies to the roster this year, and the team is looking fantastic! We’ve been practicing hard, working on a new race strategy that really paid off in Olympia last month, at the Saint Martin’s Dragon Boat Festival . We finished 5th overall, out of 14 Women’s teams. Looking forward to our next race in Salem at the World Beat Festival on June 24th.
What?! Someone spotted this glimpse of a dragon boat team in the opener for The Real World: Portland. Upon closer inspection it turned out to be the one and only RCP. What are the odds? We’re famous, ladies!