DHVT began in 2004 as a breast cancer survivor dragon boat team. Today, we are this and so much more. Dragonheart Vermont stands as a 175-member club (and growing) with 10 different teams catering to survivors and supporters; males and females; young and not-so-young athletes; recreational to elite paddlers. We work together to get fitter and stronger while having a blast. The fact is we have become good at paddling. Some of our teams have raced dragon boats all around the world and are National and World Champs. All of teams enjoy paddling together and laughing together. There is nothing like the rush of racing a dragon boat and feeling the wind in face and the glide that occurs when 20 paddlers are paddling as one!

COmpetitive Crews

Dragonheart Vermont sent seven competitive crews to the International Dragon Boat Federation’s Club Crew World Championships in July 2018.

 

 

Sisters

Our most competitive Breast Cancer Survivor Team
2018: Club Crew World Championship – Silver Medalists
2017: US National Champions
2015: US National Championship – Silver Medalists
2014: Club Crew World Championship – Bronze Medalists
2013: US National Champions
2012: Club Crew World Championships – Gold and Silver Medalists

 

Barge Boys

Men of all ages – Race as a Senior B (50+ team)

2018: Competitors at Club Crew World Championships
2017: US National Champions
2014: Competitors at Club Crew World Championships
2013: US National Champions

 

Fire

Premier Women’s Team – 18 years and older

2018: Competitors at Club Crew World Championships

 

 

 

 

Quicksilver

Senior C Mixed Team – 60 years and older

2018: Competitors at Club Crew World Championships
2017: US National Champions
2015: US National Champions
2014: Competitors at Club Crew World Championships
2013: US National Champions

 

The Dragonflyers

also race as a Premier Mixed Team (men and women 18 years and above) in local races, but they did not travel to Hungary with us.

Soul Sisters

Our  Breast Cancer Survivor Team for competitive, veteran, newbie, and recreational paddlers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifty Force

Senior B Mixed Team – 50 Years and Older

2018: Competitors at Club Crew World Championships
2017: US National Champions
2015: US National Champions
2014: Competitors at Club Crew World Championships
2013: US National Champions

 

Green Mountain Girls

Senior B Women’s Team – 50 years and older

2018: Competitors at Club Crew World Championships
2017: US National Champions
2015: US National Champions
2014: Competitors at Club Crew World Championships
2013: US National Champions

 

Warriors

Senior C Women’s Team – 60 years and older

2018: Competitors at Club Crew World Championships
2017: US National Champions
2014: Competitors at Club Crew World Championships
2013: US National Champions

 
 

Catch 22 Crew

 

Recreational Crews

Dragonheart Vermont Developmental Crew (Catch 22) – Our team for recreational and new paddlers of all ages and genders

Information on Joining a Dragonheart Team

Dragonheart Vermont wants those interested in joining the organization to understand our mission and to experience paddling before signing up. We generally hold information sessions for interested paddlers in the early spring and run “Newbie Nights” on the water in early June and again after our Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival.

Please contact us about becoming a member below.

 

Public Race Schedule

During the 2018 season, our teams will compete in the Montreal Olympic Basin in May and September.  Mid-summer our crews will be competing at the Club Crew World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.  Our Breast Cancer Survivor crews will be heading to Florence, Italy to attend the International Breast Cancer Paddling Commission Dragon Boat Festival, held every four years.  More than 150 breast cancer crews from around the world attend this event.