2016 Participating Teams
AeroDragons is a club devoted to the sport of dragon boat racing. We are a competitive recreational team
and we are a member team of the Southern California Dragon Boat Club (SCDBC). Our members are a
diverse mix of The Aerospace Corporation and Los Angeles Air Force Base/Space and Missile Systems
Center employees, military personnel, families and friends. We are sponsored by the AEA (Aerospace
AeroDragons' purpose is to cultivate a deeper appreciation for Asian/Pacific and other cultural heritages
through team building, recreation, friendship and fun.
AlphaBoat consists of Googlers, family and friends. This will be our first time in the San Diego Dragon Boat Festival, and for most of us, first time paddling in a dragon boat. We are excited about joining the festival this year, and hope that this will be the start to a trend for Googlers in San Diego.
Arizona Dragon Riders
One of the most Competitive, enthusiastic and diversified Dragon Boat paddling teams in Arizona is the ARIZONA DRAGON RIDERS team. Starting in 2008, we have gone from a few interested paddlers to the largest dragon boat team in Arizona. We are very proud of our achievements and the hard work of many people connected with the club has ledto race success.
Art of 8
We are a group of lively and competitive individuals representing Art of 8 Training and Fitness Center. We are outgoing, full of energy and a fun group to be around. Looking forward to the races!
ASU Dust Devils
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The Aztec Aquanauts represent SDSU's Pacific Asian Society of Engineers. The Pacific Asian Society of Engineers is a non-profit organization. Our purpose is to promote the development and awareness of the Asian cultures, provide academic support to members and other underrepresented students, and to help increase preparation in the field of engineering.
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A drinking team with a paddling problem! Equally serious about both. Twenty plus women from diverse backgrounds. Some, strangers at the start, but once we cross the finish line .... we finish as friends. We come with a competitive spirit but also to have fun and enjoy camaraderie! FIREBALL!!!!!
DIVA DRAGON RIDERS
Established in 2007 as the original dragon boat women team in Arizona. The Diva Dragon Riders are a group of women committed to paddling together with a common goal - Performing our best individually and collectively.
We can't wait to come back to San Diego for a fun race as we did a few years ago and brought home Silver medal status.
Formed in 2005, Electric Dragons is a year-round dragon boat team based in Long Beach, California. Our mission is to promote the sport and culture of dragon boating for members, family, and friends by bringing together people with diverse backgrounds to meet, share cultural experiences, and have fun while enjoying the benefits of physical fitness. We are a recreational team, but also enjoy the spirit of competition. We have participated and won medals in races in California, Nevada, and Arizona. To learn more about our team, visit www.ElectricDragonTeam.com
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Our team consists of members that have no paddling experience to those with competition level experience. We work together as a team to strengthen our weaknesses and improve on our strengths. The team works together to stretch our bodies, minds and spirits to another level -- but not without having a lot of fun. Our team is assessing and changing our training techniques this year and we are all looking forward to see how it affects our racing this year.
WIN AT WORK, WIN ON THE WATER.
Paddleship is one of two boats sponsored by KBS, ranked one of the top real estate investment managers globally. Our paddlers are competitive at work, but have also built friendships outside the office. We are lucky to have many division winners from past years who have returned to lead another great crew.Paddleship is ready to bring on the heat.
Sync or Swim (KBS)
Sync or Swim one of the two teams sponsored by KBS is an active dedicated team of paddlers located in Newport Beach, CA. We are a motley crew that strives to perfect a unified stroke. Not only does this team possess a competitive edge these unique blend of paddlers enjoy each other and paddle for fun, fitness and friendship. Paddles Up!
The Killer Guppies is a year-round community team under the Southern California Dragon Boat Club (SCDBC). We started in the Long Beach summer dragon boat festival in 1999 with paddlers from all walks of life. Out team accommodates competitive and recreational paddlers and all variations in between. Fellow paddlers are more than teammates, they are family members. And once a Guppy, always a Guppy. We basically enjoy just hanging out together, racing, practicing, social events, or even just lunch after practice. As evidenced by the commonly heard phrase after practice, “What’s for lunch?”
KP Dragon fit
KP DragonFit promotes Kaiser Permanente's commitment to total health, in mind, body, spirit through the sport of dragonn boat racing. Our team is committed to community service, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. We recognize the value of diversity while encouraging team members to develop their fitness and unique strengths through teamwork.
Long Beach Masters
Long Beach Masters is a collaboraon of paddlers from teams within the Southern California Dragon Boat Club (SCDBC). In the summer of 2009, we decided to form a permanent team of elite Masters age 40+, that would compete together at all the events that our parent teams have entered. We are looking forward to
our second IDBF CCWC in Adelaide Australia, proudly represenng PDBA as their Senior A Mixed and Open team. Stay tuned for more in the future when we debut our Senior B and C teams at other events around the world, for our journey has just begun.
Los Angeles Racing Dragons was founded by family & friends after participating in the inaugural Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival in 1996, and enjoyed the camaraderie, health benefits & competitiveness of this sport so much that we formed Long Beach’s first year-round team in 1998. Today, LARD is a non-profit organization still run entirely by volunteers & competes internationally. We represented the US at the World Club Crew Championships in Hong Kong July 2012. We welcome new paddlers & proudly support both the LA Pink Dragons, California’s first BCS team. Find us at laracingdragons.org and join us on the water!
L.A. Thunder dRAGONS
The year 2016 marks the 15th season for the LA Thunder Dragons. Our team has roots to 2001, when a novice church team, from Pomona, participated in the 5th annual Long Beach tournament. Founding members, Cheng & Carl Hung, began a recruiting mission to form their own team for 2002, and the Thunder Dragons were born. We look forward to participating in this year's big race in San Diego, renewing rivalries on the water, and meeting new teams.
Look for us on Facebook, at group name = L.A. Thunder Dragons Dragonboat Club
Ampac Customs Services, Inc is the sole sponsor behind the LA Thunder Dragons. For 15 seasons, Ampac has stood behind the Thunder Dragons, providing financial backing on an annual basis. Ampac encompasses a broad range of business import & export services, specializing in importing textile, cosmetic, electronics, furniture & other consumer products. If you are having problems with your imports into the states, or US Customs is giving you problems, it's time to turn to an experienced customs broker >http://www.ampac-chb.com 310-645-3888
he NAC Dragon Boat Team has been participating in races since 2004. We are located in Newport Beach and are a co-ed team consisting mainly of master paddlers and cancer survivors with our ages ranging from the 40’s to the 80’s. We enjoy the thrill of the race, the camaraderie of the team and the sport and the pure joy of being on the water for great exercise. Look for us in San Diego in 2016!!!
Women’ s Dragon Boat Team from Las Vegas, NV
In November of 2014, 10 BCS paddlers from Las Vegas, NV. decided to up the stakes and create a Women's Competitive Dragon Boat team. They recruited friends and newbie paddlers to work, train and focus their efforts on traveling to as many dragon boat festivals as would fit into the schedule. With one year of racing under their belt, they are very excited and ready for some San Diego fun!
The Pink Paddlers is a team of strong women who have navigated the emotional and physical impact of
breast cancer. This team was compiled in 2009 to compete in the first annual Rose Rega"a Dragon Boat
Festival in Las Vegas, NV. Through the sport of Dragon Boating, a deep connection and bond has been
formed between these women, as teammates and survivors. It is in loving memory we dedicate our
e*orts, strength and courage to those teammates who are with us in spirit: Stephanie Coil, Rose Page,
Esther Perez, Martha Esposito, Lucinia Eubanks.
Raytheon Paddle Pirates
The Raytheon Paddle Pirates are a diverse crew of soulfully industrious cube dwellers, released from our carpeted habitats and flat panel monitors, banded together to form one the most feared splash makers on calm seas. With our competitive spirit, unbridled enthusiasm, and unorthodox paddling prowess, we are definitely a team to be reckoned with, or at least make some room for. Our vigorous training consists of keyboard pounding, mouse pushing, speed texting, hallway sprints, and mass consumption of HotCheetos and Rockstar. Grunion fear us and jellyfish quiver at the mere mention of our name. Who are we – we’re R.P.P.! Arrrr!
san Francisco Dragon Warriors
Our mission is to offer excellence to our members and our community. With invested and professional coaches providing safe and effective training for our paddlers, we seek to develop a winning team where paddlers have fun and grow together. With our team's continued contributions to the growth of our sport, we seek to be leaders in the dragon boat community.
Solar Dragon Boat Club
Team members from Solar Dragon Boat Club are from Solar Turbines Incorporated, a division of Caterpillar. The enthusiastic group of paddlers in this year's dragon boat event consists of Solar Employee Recreation Association (SERA) and Caterpillar Chinese Resource Group (CCRG). The participants are those that want to acquire new skills on paddling a dragon boat and promoting a competitive camaraderie. Dragon boating gives us the opportunity for team-building and representing the power of working together.
Splashing Flyers Dragon Boat Racing started its journey with a splash during the 2005 season.
Racing from just one race per year to at least seven races per year, our enthusiasm and commitment
for dragon boat has changed dramatically over the years. Thanks to our proud sponsor Northrop
Grumman Recreational Center (NGRC), they have given us the support to race in more races (mostly
Corporate) and provide us with a steady stream of new talent that soon erge into core paddlers.
In keeping with the spirit of dragon boating, our membership is always open to all, training together
with our core group of men and women from varying professions across Southern California. For the 3rd
year in row, our team has had a Splashing Flyers member on the USA National Dragon Boat team, which
proves to show that anything is possible on our boat. www.splashingflyers.com
Stanford dragon boat
Legend tells of a legendary team, whose dragonboat skills were the stuff of legend. They traveled the land in search of worthy foes. They were so awesome, in fact, that their enemies would run from over-exposure to pure awesomeness. It mattered not how many foes they faced. They were no match for the team's bodacity. Never before had a team been so feared…and so loved. Even the most heroic heroes in all of dragonboat bowed in respect to these great masters. Who are we? Stanford! What are we? Dragonboat! Huah!
Straight Out of Westpoint Harbor
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Central Coast SurviveOars is part of Central Coast Dragon Boat Association. Our goal is to include all people who have been affected by cancer - survivors and supporters. Our purpose is to provide group exercise and support programs to enhance the health and well-being of any person affected by cancer. Dragon boating fosters both exercise and support.
Dare to paddle BLIND! Out of the dark and into the light, BLINDSTART is in sight to bring Awareness and Education throughout the dragon boat community. Celebrating the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Team BLINDSTART continues to make history as the first BLIND and BLINDFOLDED Dragon Boat Race Team competing in its first year at the 2014 San Diego Dragon Boat Race. Team BLINDSTART brings together many city mayors, officials, celebrities and disabled participants. “Helping the blind cross finish lines.” www.BLINDSTART.org
Motivate…Perpetuate…Elongate…Dominate…words Team DPW strives to live by. They are a local Southern California team, practicing at a new facility in Santa Fe Dam, in Los Angeles County. This year, Team DPW is celebrating its 10th anniversary, initially comprised of employees from LA County Department of Public Works, but now a diverse paddling family of fun, energetic, and determined people from all walks of life, shapes, sizes, and forms. They are a group that knows how to enjoy the dragon boat life of competitive paddling, friends, family, food, and fun. While some of their women are currently competing in the IDBF World Club Crew Championships in Adelaide, Australia, the rest of them are here to paddle the waters of San Diego. Good luck to all the teams! Paddles up! Fix your face!
Team Survivor Sea Dragons
The TEAM Survivor Sea Dragons are a group of thriving cancer survivors who love paddling together. We want to inspire women to see that having cancer can be an opportunity to change one’s thinking and look at life with new possibilities! We can each try something completely new and go farther with it than could be imagined. With this in mind, we are working hard training and raising funds to bring our team to world class competition in Auckland, New Zealand for the World Masters Games in 2017.
Ten As One
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Irene works in the Home Health Department with Kaiser, Jeannette works in the Ortho Department and Barbara works in Radiology. The majority of the team consists of home health workers. We thought it would be great to do a team building exercise by paddling together at the San Diego Dragon Boat Race since the departments refer patients to each other without knowing each other.
UCI dragon boat
DAAAAMN UCIDB! Back at it again with the San Diego International Dragon Boat Race! It’s been 6 years since UCI Elements made their last spicy appearance here at Mission Bay, but we’re back and better than ever! Founded in 2003, UC Irvine Dragon Boat is a savage collegiate team going into its 13th generation of paddlers. Paddle with us down the road to success as we try to increase our SPS (slays per second). We’ve raced in San Francisco, Arizona, Long Beach, Vancouver, and look forward to leaving our delicious mark in San Diego once again. So get Fired up to hear our Thunder roar! Bleed Green, Irvine Strong. #itslit #yummerz #blessup
UCLA dragon boat
UCLA Dragon Boat is a Tier 1 club sport at the University of California, Los Angeles. We are a team of 50 diverse individuals, who were initially brought together by the spirit of paddling, but became family through all the hard work, laughter, and competitive spirit. We have been training and looking forward to racing at San Diego for the first time and are ready to leave our best out on the waters. Go Bruins!
UC San Diego Dragon Boat
UC San Diego Dragon Boat is a sports club founded by a group of ambitious students in 2003 trying to bring their passion for the sport to their college. Since, the sports club has held a tradition of building teamwork and promoting lifelong camaraderie between crew members while maintaining the ability to race at a competitive level.
USC Dragon Boat
USC Dragon Boat was founded in 2005. Though our team is young, we have improved dramatically every single year to become one of the top teams in California. During our practices we focus on teamwork, timing, technique, endurance and power. After practice, we like to eat a ton and then take a much-needed nap. We also love to have fun, so check out our rendition of USC's Fight On. Fight On SC DB, Our Team Fights on to Victory, With our Paddles & PFD's We'll Fight for YOU! Fight On and Win SC DB , Paddle on to Victory, Fight On!
X-Generals is a recreational/competative dragon boat racing team based in Long Beach, California. Formed in October 2003 as a continuation of the former General Bank Corporate Dragon Boat Team (thus the name "X-Generals"), our team is a diverse crew made up of people from all walks of life, who are looking to stay active, push their limits, and be a part of an incredible community. Since our inception, X-Generals has always been about challenging ourselves to be better, being competitive without losing sight of how to have fun, as well as introducing others to the sport of Dragon Boating.