About RCP

Rip City Paddlers, RCP for short, is an all-women’s team based in Portland, Oregon. Our team originated from a core group that branched out from paddling only for Portland’s Rose Festival race. The goal was to be more competitive and put all that practice to work in multiple races throughout the racing season. 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 as well as higher fitness levels for all.
Go Rip City!!!
Interested in joining? Find out about practices, races, and requirements.