Fitness, kayaking, social, team, outdoor activity, full body workout, traveling team
Dragon Boating is a fairly new sport to Jacksonville but it has been embraced globally for a very long time. The JAX Fire Dragons is the premier competitive dragon boat racing club in North Florida comprised of 65+ members and was founded in May 2012. We raced in 7 Dragon Boat festivals in 2013 (Tavares, Tampa, Montgomery, AL, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Orlando) earning 4 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals as well as winning the SRDBA Senior Women's Championship in Tampa to earn our CHIX with STIX crew an invitation to the World Club Crew Championship in Ravenna, Italy where we competed against the best in the world in September 2014. We then came back and on September 27 took the silver in the JAX DB Festival in the championship division and gold in a lower division. It was another fantastic year and we expect bigger and better things for 2015!
We invite all types of paddlers to join our crews: competitive mixed, competitive all women, breast cancer survivors, fun and fitness and youth. We have a very experienced coaching staff and will teach you proper stroke technique, race strategies and specialized physical conditioning for our sport.
We supply the training, the boats, paddles, and lifejackets. Just bring yourself and some water and be prepared to burn up to 1,000 calories per practice for a great full body workout! Waiver and info sheet must be signed before you can get on a boat.
We do have operating costs that include insurance, equipment, maintenance, SRDBA fees, etc. but our fees are very affordable. What have you got to lose? Come out and get bit by the dragon!