Ripple Effect is a San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat team, established in 2001.

We are one of the top teams in the Bay Area, having competed in the Club Crew World Championships and taken first place in local races. We also regularly compete in other domestic and international races, such as Hawaii, Orlando, Hong Kong, and Singapore.


Dragon boating is a team sport, with one boat consisting of twenty paddlers, a drummer, and a steersperson. The paddlers must paddle together and in sync to propel the boat forward efficiently. Unsurprisingly, the sport fosters a great sense of community, both inside our team and with other teams.

We also like to have fun and connect over different activities. Check out our upcoming events to see what we have planned!