Keuka Dragons

Dragon boating is the fastest growing team water sport in the world. It involves a 40 foot long racing canoe with 10-20 paddlers, a steer person, and a coach … and is an excellent form of fun, exercise, and team building.

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A Dragon Boat Club from The Villages in Florida.

Marion Tunney, Keuka Lake resident, discovered a passion for dragon boating last winter in Florida. Her goal is to create a Keuka Dragon Boat Club whose members will enjoy the sport and compete against other Dragon Boats in the Finger Lakes Region. The 5-year goal is to sponsor an international tournament here on Keuka Lake.


She submitted a proposal to the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, and at their November 2019 meeting, the Board agreed to be the parent organization for the club. This allows the club to operate under FLBM's non-profit organizational status.


The Keuka Dragons need enthusiastic members and supporters. To this end we are recruiting members to participate as paddlers and club leaders. The Club has purchased two dragon boats and began training in 2020, but pandemic restrictions made regular full practices impossible. Despite obstacles, the club did manage to get on Keuka Lake with safety protocols in place. The 2021 season is looking more promising everyday and the Club hopes for more members and supporters. 


"Keuka Dragons" membership is open to anyone 16 years and older. Cost of membership is $200 for the season (May 1 through October 31) plus membership in the Museum at any level. *We are now offering the first 50 paid club members a $50 discount! Be sure to take advantage of the current $150 membership fee until the first 50 members are inducted! 

The 2021 Season Kick-Off Meeting will be held on May 19th at 5:30pm at the FLBM. Stay tuned for organizational, practice and competition schedules. 


Become a "Keuka Dragon" today and help jump-start this great water activity.

For more information contact or call 607-569-2222 and ask for Nancy Wightman

Registration Procedure

To pay now to become part of the Keuka Dragons boat club use the drop-down menus below.

Step 1:  Select Museum Membership level and click "Add to Cart," which will bring you to your PayPal Cart.

Step 2:  Click "Continue Shopping" on the upper right of the PayPal Cart page which will return you here to select Dragon Boat Club Membership.

Step 3:  Select Dragon Boat Club Membership from the drop-down menu, then "Add to Cart."

Step 4:  If you would like to add an extra donation to help the club with start-up and maintenance costs, repeat Step 2 and select Dragon Boat Club Donation level, otherwise you have completed the Keuka Dragons registration. Thank you and welcome to the Keuka Dragons!

*If you have another donation level in mind you may use the "Donate" button on the top of the page as a separate transaction. In the "Notes" section please type in "Dragon Boat donation."