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 200-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 our teams enjoy paddling together and laughing together. There is nothing like the rush of racing a dragon boat and feeling the wind in our faces and the glide that occurs when 20 paddlers are paddling as one!

COmpetitive Crews

Dragonheart Vermont would have sent eight competitive crews to the International Dragon Boat Federation’s Club Crew World Championships in August 2020 in Aix-les-Bains, France. But alas, it was canceled due to COVID-19.

Many of our crews will head to the US National Dragon Boat Championships in Sarasota Florida in October 2021 to qualify for the next Club Crew World Championships. If they qualify they will head back to Sarasota in the summer of 2022 when the World Championships will be held in our own country!

 

 

Sisters

Our most competitive Breast Cancer Survivor Team
2019: US National Champions
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 Championship – Gold and Silver Medalists

 

Barge Boys

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

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

 

Fire

Premier Women’s Team – 18 years and older

2019: US National Champions
2018: Competitors at Club Crew World Championship

 

 

 

 

Quicksilver

Senior C Mixed Team – 60 years and older

2019: Eastern Region Champions
2018: Competitors at Club Crew World Championship
2017: US National Champions
2015: US National Champions
2014: Competitors at Club Crew World Championship
2013: US National Champions

 

 

Dragonflyers

Premier Mixed Team – 18 years and older

2019: Qualfiers for Club Crew World Championship

Soul Sisters

Our Breast Cancer Survivor Team for recreation, fun, fitness and camaraderie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifty Force

Senior B Mixed Team – 50 Years and Older

2019: US National Champions
2018: Competitors at Club Crew World Championship
2017: US National Champions
2015: US National Champions
2014: Competitors at Club Crew World Championship
2013: US National Champions

 

Green Mountain Girls

Senior B Women’s Team – 50 years and older

2019: US National Champions​
2018: Competitors at Club Crew World Championship
2017: US National Champions
2015: US National Champions
2014: Competitors at Club Crew World Championship
2013: US National Champions

 

Blazing Comets

Senior C Women’s Team – 60 years and older

2019: Eastern Region Champions
2018: Competitors at Club Crew World Championship
2017: US National Champions
2014: Competitors at Club Crew World Championship
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.

Submit your membership application below.

 

Public Race Schedule

During the 2020 season, our teams will compete in various festivals across New England in June and in the Montreal Challenge at the Olympic Basin in July.  Late-summer our crews will be competing at the Club Crew World Championships in France at the end of August and in the Quebec Cup in September. 

Our Breast Cancer Survivor teams will also be competing in our own Sisters at Heart Celebration in August.