Press Coverage

Draggin boats around Lake Merritt not so easy – SF Gate
Oakland Renegades host dragon boat festival – San Jose Mercury News Media Center
Dozens Compete in Oakland Dragon Boat Festival – NBC Bay Area
Oakland: Dragon boats to take over Lake Merritt – Contra Costa Times
Assorted Race photos – Facebook


Congratulations on running a very successful PDBA Championship event. By all accounts I believe everyone felt the event organizers, venue and racing were superb.
Pamela Hull
President, Wasabi Paddling Club

Thank you and the Oakland Renegades for hosting our U23 team. It was an amazing experience for our paddlers thanks to the Renegades hard work. Although we rarely saw any of the Renegades at the tent because everyone was busy volunteering their time for the tournament, the food was excellent and the accommodations great.
Our young program grew at Lake Merritt with an amazing experience all of us will cherish. Qualifying for Italy was our goal the beginning of 2013 and I’m not sure we were convinced we could prepare in time for Oakland given our program has only been around for over a year.
Winning the bid was a very proud moment for our program.
Again, thank you and the Oakland Renegades;

We are glad CDBA was able to help out. You guys ran a successful event and I it was obvious that everyone had a good time. Congratulations and that’s for giving CDBA an opportunity to help out.
Ross Britt