Winners, winners, winners!

CLICK HERE for the race results, raffle winners, and Spirit Award winners

Try paddling with us! 

Take advantage of our Special “Post-Festival” Membership offer! You can:

  • paddle with us weeknights for the rest of the season
  • choose to join us at a travel race in Laconia, NH on September 24 – Gilda’s Race (travel expenses and $75 race entry fee not included)
  • choose to join us for Off Season Training (gym workouts) in November and December at our members’ only rate (typically around $150 for two classes per week for 8 weeks–2022 rates  not finalized yet)

$25 for paddlers, $10 for student paddlers…
that’s 90% off our full year rates!

Complete your membership application HERE!


Drop-in Night
For Breast Cancer Survivors Only

Friday, September 9 at Waterbury Center State Park

Register Here

Join Us

The 200 members of Dragonheart Vermont members paddle all summer and compete around the region, the country, and the world. We welcome new paddlers through most of the year.

Mark Your Calendar


Festival Practice Weekend

July 22 & 23, 2023

Sisters at Heart Celebration

August 5, 2023

Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

August 6, 2023


Event Photos


Founders’ Profile

Linda and John Dyer are the founders of Dragonheart Vermont. Their combined energies made a dream come true in creating a breast cancer survivor and supporter dragon boat team on Lake Champlain—one of the largest in the country. What began as the sheer joy of being ‘first in our lane,’ grew into our teams becoming National Champions under the tutelage of Coach John, and loads of hard work.

Linda and John’s work ethic, joie de vivre, and commitment set an example for the club that has inspired the women and men of Dragonheart Vermont to achieve these honors while also doing good work for cancer survivors in the community through our Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. Linda’s smile and John’s “Relentless Positive Thinking” inspire the team to work hard and to have fun. They are a force to be reckoned with—just try saying ‘no’ to them!

Dragonheart Vermont, 899 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403