2018 Participating Teams
Adaptive Fusion Dragon Boat Club is the newest team on the beach in Long Beach. The team is dedicated in our continuing efforts in being advocates for the adaptive community. As our main goal is to promote the growth of adaptive dragon boat teams across the United States and the world. We welcome all men and women regardless of age or abilities. Although, comprised of blind, deaf and sighted paddlers, we race in regular competition and medal often in several divisions.
Arizona Dragon Riders
One of the most 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 led to race success. We always welcome new paddlers, please free to contact us at: Lana@azdragonriders.com
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ASU Dragon Boat
ASU Dragon Boat (formerly known as ASU Dust Devils) was originally founded in 2009 as a recreational team devoted to promote the sport of dragon boating. Since then, the team has embarked on countless competitions and has been officially recognized as one of Arizona State University’s sport clubs in 2016. Bonded by their passion for the sport, the team constantly strives to motivate each other to improve mentally and physically. Their unique camaraderie is forged by their love for dim sum, sushi, and Korean BBQ. United by their differences, they paddle together as one.
Three times a week, the team trains in Tempe Town Lake to prepare for competitions around the west coast: Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival, San Diego Dragon Boat Race, and Arizona Dragon Boat Festival.
ASU Dragon Boat welcomes any individual seeking a great team sport, which comprises of strong discipline, determination, and team spirit. Everyone in the team constantly strives to motivate each other, to improve mentally and physically, in every training. If you think you have what it takes to be a great athlete and a great team player, join the ASU Dragon Boat Team. GO DEVILS!
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Central Coast SurviveOARs
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, family, friends and supporters. Our purpose is to provide group exercise and support programs to enhance health and well-being of any person affected by cancer. Our Dragon Boat community fosters both exercise and support for all.
The Catch 22 is a mixed team of paddlers located at Vancouver Lake Rowing Club in Vancouver Washington. We paddle recreationally and competitively. Our goal is fun, fitness and friendship. We strive to be the best we can be, challenge one another, support one another, and paddle as one.
In the beginning, there was nothing. Then suddenly... a BANG! From nothing, the universe expanded, sending matter into the void. Some of that matter joined together, forming a growing mass that pulled harder and harder as it made gains. Eventually, that mass became so dense that it collapsed into a hot mess and became a star! It now shines brightly in the darkness of space. But, it is not alone… there are many others. When combined, they form Constellation - each star shining brightly alone but even more, together.
We are the Desert Dragons of Las Vegas who are a fun-loving and competitive group of women. We are a family that empowers each other to not only become better athletes, but to be generous and charitable during our time off the water. We've been fortunate to have gained many friends throughout our Dragon Boat community and are looking forward to making more. We'd also like to give a big shout out of thanks to our family of supporters, we couldn't do this without you. The DD's are ready to paddle hard, have fun and leave it on the water! Paddles up to all the teams competing this weekend.
DRAGNUM - Dragon Boat Calgary
We are a mixed club from Calgary, Canada! We enjoy being competitive, with a casual and fun approach. After nearly 20 years as a club, we are coming down to race in San Diego for the first time!
Dragon Hearts Breaker
Dragon Hearts Breaker is the longest running team in the Dragon Hearts Club - the largest dragon boat association in British Columbia with 5 teams. We are a competitive recreational team, based in Vancouver, with paddlers from all walks of life and ages from the youngest at 24 to the young-at-heart of 62. It is the diversity of our team that makes us so special, with majority of paddlers in their 5th and 6th year with us. Not only is this our first time racing in San Diego, it is also our last festival of the season, and we intend to finish it off with a blast!
Formed in 2005, Electric Dragons is a year-round, recreational dragon boat team based in Long Beach. Our mission is to promote the sport and culture of dragon boating by bringing people together to share cultural experiences and have fun while enjoying the benefits of physical fitness. To learn more, visit www.ElectricDragonTeam.com.
Fire Breathing Blowfish
A decidedly expressive team, the Fire Breathing Blowfish are united by a love for competition, the harmonious sound of thrashing the water in unison, and a tendency toward inappropriate behavior at inopportune moments. Noisy, joyful, and proud of having become Portland’s "THAT team" in our past 9 years of competition, we hope you'll all catch the Blowfish spirit and hoist a beverage, grind your neighbor, and join us in the battle cry, "We Breathe Fire!" over this wicked weekend of racy racing.
WARNING: Do not submerge Fire Breathing Blowfish in water. We will probably have too much fun tipping the boat to care. Fire Breathing Blowfish may be hazardous to your social life. Fire Breathing Blowfish should not be used as a flotation device. Actually, scratch that. We basically are a fast-moving flotation device. Children under the age of 14 should have parental permission and due warning before engaging in conversation with a Blowfish. Unless, of course, that Blowfish is a parent of a child under the age of 14, in which case, carry on.
Fire Breathing Hofish
In a bold move, the Fire Breathing Hofish broke away from their Brofish counterparts and have been competing as a smaller women’s team across the West Coast for the last 4 years. Having known that they had truly carried the Blowfish team throughout their 9 year racing history, the Hofish have been able to dominate in the women’s division in categories including but not limited to: dragon boating, karaoke, dancing, and good looks.
Florida Tarpons is a group of paddlers mostly from around Florida plus a few "honorary Floridians", who come together primarily as a traveling team. We love the spirit and competition in California and are excited for this event.
Hanohano outrigger canoe club was founded in 1981 to unite those who share an interest in Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing. The club encourages and promotes good will and sportsmanship among members. This dragon boat crew was formed to enjoy a day of fun racing in a different vessel.
KBS - Mother of Dragon Boats
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Kent Dragon Boat Association Ladies Team
The Kent Dragon Boat Association of Washington state has sent women from its two teams to San Diego this year paddlign under the moniker "KDBA Ladies". Always up for adventure, the ladies paddle on beautiful Lake Meridian with Mt. Rainier reigning in the distance and three resident eagles keeping watch from above. We believe in having fun, laughing a lot, and paddling our best in every competition. Thanks for hosting, San Diego! You're beautiful.
KP Dragons is a spirited dragon boat team from Northern California. Founded in 2001, our dedication to health and dragon boating is having a great work life balance that promotes doing what makes you happy, staying healthy & active, promoting fitness, and building a collaborative team that has fun together!
KP Dragon Fit
KP DragonFit promotes Kaiser Permanente's commitment to total health in mind, body, and spirit through the sport of dragon 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. KP DragonFit includes physicians, health care providers and staff from medical centers throughout the Southern California Region.
L.A. Harbor Dragons
The L.A. Harbor Dragon Boat Club has been competing for over 16 years. Our team welcomes anyone from beginners to experienced competitors. Independent of level or age, we continuously work together as a team to improve our techniques and strengthen our fitness level.
Long Beach Masters
Mixed dragon boat team....
If you think Makin’ Waves is impossible in the desert heat, then you haven’t met this group of paddlers. They are a diverse group, varying in age, experience, and hidden talents. When they are not busy rescuing Las Vegas under their Clark Kent identities, these lawyers, teachers, accountants, and more, spend every minute on the lake preparing for battle. Hey, you never know when Khaleesi will recruit a new navy! Makin’ Waves features several dynamic duos, who are great examples of the importance of stroking with passion and dedication, that is, when they are not arguing over whose turn it is to do laundry. Besides their affinity for team parties and copious amounts of Fireball, Makin’ Waves is highly dedicated to giving back to the community. When their paddles are not pinky-deep in man made lakes, you can find them participating in various runs, fundraisers, and school pantry programs throughout the valley under the supervision of their benevolent dictator, whom they affectionately refer to as “Coach.”
The 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.
NG Team Stealth Boat
Formed in the winter of 2014 by 10 BCS paddlers who wanted to up the stakes and create a competitive Women’s Division team. They recruited friends, newbie paddlers and local competitors to work, train and focus their efforts while traveling to as many festivals as would fit into the schedule. 2017 is their third season on the water and their love for paddling, racing and being part of an uplifting,positive force for each other, still burns strong!
The Paddle Warriors came together as a competitive traveling team under D.R.A.G.O.N. (Dragonboat Racing Association Group of Nevada) in 2016. As part of the D.R.A.G.O.N. family, we raise funds in support of the fight against breast cancer through contributions to several related organizations in Southern Nevada.
Paddle Warriors are a diverse group with varied levels of experience. We pride ourselves in teaching teamwork, the values of friendship, commitment, continuous improvement and supporting our community. We rise by lifting others. #PaddleUp
Pink Phoenix is a nonprofit organization that empowers breast cancer survivors through the sport of dragon boating. Teammates find strength and quality of life by paddling together while having the common thread of a breast cancer diagnosis – the only requirement to join the team. Pink Phoenix is named for the mythical bird that rises from the ashes symbolizing rebirth and and the beginning of a new life. We were the first breast cancer dragon boat team in the U.S. and are now part of a community of more than 100 breast cancer dragon boat teams worldwide. Pink Phoenix welcomes from the surrounding Portland/Vancouver areas all breast cancer survivors, newly diagnosed to long-time survivor, all ages, and all abilities.
In addition to 3xwk practices and 6+ races a season, each spring, families of our Pink Angels are invited to paddle with us and participate in a flower ceremony at our Celebration of Life as we remember teammates lost to this disease. Our health providers and sponsors are invited to paddle with us once during the year so they can feel our energy and our strength on the boat. You will also see us participating in several outreach events and volunteering in the community.
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Raytheon Paddle Pirates
Rising SAKE is our new premier development division of the Seattle SAKE Paddling Club, which started in 2018. Our Goals are to have fun, travel, compete and EAT!
Rogue Paddling Club
Rogue Paddling Club practices out of Long Beach, CA. Celebrating our 10th year competing in local and international races. We are a competitive Dragon Boat racing team dedicated to supporting and spreading the growth of Dragon Boat Racing. Under the direction of our coach, Henry Kim, we strive to be and to race against the best. Our team is always open to enthusiastic and motivated paddlers regardless of skill level. We consist of men and women from 19 to 70. Our members come from very diverse backgrounds, with like goals to better oneself and have a great time doing so.
San Diego Dragon Boat Team
The San Diego Dragon Boat Team was founded in 1983 when Singapore presented the City of San Diego with the first three dragon boats in California. Since the founding of the team, the San Diego Dragon Boat Team members competed competitively in regional, national and international races and found success at all levels of competition including national and world championships. Today, the San Diego Dragon Boat Team consists of a passionate and dedicated group of paddlers who loves the sport of dragon boat and strives to be strong on and off the water. Check us out at www.sddbt.org!
Solar Dragon Boat Club
Solar Dragon Boat Club is a Solar Employee Recreational Association from Solar Turbines Incorporated, a division of Caterpillar. Commissioned in 2012 Solar Dragons began as a casual interest group and turned into a powerhouse of diverse and highly motivated new and experienced men and women paddlers. Our strength lies in every one of our teammates' dedication to training, professionalism, and will to win! We paddle to realize our core values of "Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment, and Sustainability" which is the force multiplier in our profession, our community, and our lives. We, Solar Dragons, are second to none!
Spitfire Femme's strength comes from a number of women from more than five local dragon boat teams. The women are diverse in age, size, and ability. Some women on the boat are deaf, blind, and cancer survivors. A diverse background brings these athletic women with a common goal of racing competitively and building a supportive community of fierce women paddlers. Keep an eye out for the team as they spit fire across finish lines.
Splashing Flyers has been paddling since 2006, growing in size and strength ever since. Thanks to the following sponsors, the team has been able to compete and defend the top spots in the competitive Corporate Division: ZRE, Neal and Lopez Law Group, Mascor, Northrop Grumman Recreational Center (NGRC), Fullfilyourproducts.com, Dragonskinz, and Scudopro.com. Many paddlers on this team are affiliated with the sponsors listed above while others are professionals in a variety of fields across Southern California. This diverse crew take pride in competing under Splashing Flyers, representing their sponsors, and racing throughout the nation. For more information, visit www.splashingflyers.com.
Team LifeScan was born in 1999. Like most post-millennial, Gen Z babies, we occasionally lack focus but know how to compete when it counts. Unlike most post-millennials, we don’t abbreviate every word and need more than 140 characters to explain things so PELB. That’s “please excuse this long bio”.Many of us have grown up together on the team. We have seen weddings, births and sadly deaths. All parts have shaped our team dynamic, grown our team bond, built our fierce loyalty to eachother, and brought us to the dragon boat family that we are today. High or low, up or down, we ride the waves together. Collectively, our paddlers have amassed nearly 1000 years of life and paddling experience. Watch out San Diego! We are here and we like beer!
We are fortunate to reign from beautiful Vancouver Canada out of the DragoZone Paddling Club, home to the Concord Vancouver Dragon Boat festival, the largest in North America. We are celebrating our 20th season We couldn’t be more excited to be travelling together as a team and to show San Diego what we can do. Our Name: Team LifeScan. Our brand: Team first. Competition second. Eat third. Repeat. Or does Eat come first?
Team Prime Healthcare
We are made up of administrators, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, and other healthcare staff looking to set a healthy example and just have some fun! This is our first attempt as a dragon boating team, but that isn't going to stop us from giving all that we got!
Team Survivor San Diego
TEAM Survivor Sea Dragons is a diverse group of thriving female cancer survivors who love paddling together! The group formed in 2008 and we continuously welcome recent survivors into our ranks while forming the long term bonds that practicing, laughing, competing, and traveling together inspire. Sun, fun, working together as one – it’s the best medicine! We paddle year-round in beautiful San Diego and celebrated our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY with our “Round the Bay” event on May 6th when we completed a 26.2 mile paddling circumnavigation of Mission Bay!!We attend 3-4 race festivals per year including our home race, the San Diego International Dragon Boat Race.
Thunder Eyes dragonboat team is composed of female paddlers from LA Thunder Dragons in Long Beach and Team Dragon Eyes from Castaic Lake, Castaic, Ca.
The mission of our team is to build team spirit, form new friendships and to introduce women to this fast growing sport of dragon boating while our main goal is to win medals in our future races, tovtravel and compete in a more competitive level T local, national and international events.
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USC Dragon Boat
Founded in 2005, the University of Southern California Dragon Boat team is a competitive collegiate team and is entirely student-run and self-supported. From freshmen to master’s students, engineering majors to art students, SoCal-raised to international, our team is one of the most diverse teams in Southern California!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dragonboatsc.weebly.com to learn more.
UCSD Dragon Boat Team
The University of California, San Diego Dragon Boat Team strives to be a top performing dragon boat team whose victories are a result of a unified cohesive team effort where the merit in victories is not measured by the number of medals but by the unified growth of the team as a whole.
Wasabi Tide Runners
WE ARE Wasabi TideRunners: a Women's Dragon Boat team based on the North Oregon Coast.
WE ARE A TEAM: of powerful, competitive women of all ages who race and train together on the beautiful Nehalem Bay, where we share the water with bald eags, heron and seals.
WE ARE COMPETITIVE: in local, national and international races.
WE ARE FRIENDS: who enjoy camaraderie on and off the water.
WE ARE TIDERUNNERS OF NEHALEM BAY - we run with the tide.
X-Generals is recreational/competitive dragon boat racing team based in Long Beach, CA. 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 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.