What we're about

This group is operated by SOAR, a 501c3 promoting paddlesports, adventure racing and other outdoor recreation.

Blazing Paddles, a mixed (coed), dragon boat racing team with members of all ages and walks of life, now bring dragon boat racing to Palm Beach County! Come try the exciting, fast-growing sport of dragon boat racing. No equipment or experience needed. Just a good attitude and willingness to learn. Most of our members joined with zero paddling experience, but the team has won numerous honors including a world record, a community division world championship and many races in Florida. We also travel to race out of state.

Upcoming events (4+)

Sunday Funday aka Sunday Become a Beast Day

Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation

$10.00

BACK IN ACTION AT TK
Reminder of new protocols: 1) Don't come if you are ill or have reason to think you may have been recently exposed to covid19. 2) Sanitize hands before leaving your car. 3) Wear a mask when in close quarters. 4) Handle your own gear including washing it after. 5) One to a bench except for pairs of vaccinated paddlers. We won't be switching seats with one another. (We can still switch sides -- with masks on as you pass near the paddlers in adjacent rows). Note that the restrooms there might be closed so plan ahead.

If you have never gone Dragon Boating before, then the following
YouTube link will be helpful for you to watch before you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IL8bGKKICc&fbclid=IwAR1ZpPMUH9N62u7l_TrJhEqDOhEM3h-L6vjONtbsPjUD1mKPiqoEGAMYmcY

****WEATHER CAN BE AN ISSUE THIS TIME OF YEAR - PLEASE TEXT[masked] or[masked] FOR STATUS OF MEET-UP***** (You may be referred to another number as a different practice leader is assigned from time to time).

COME TRY IT FOR WITHOUT OBLIGATION!!! Blazing Paddles is a coed paddling team founded by Captain Will Murphy in 2000. We have paddlers from Miami to Port St. Lucie. We compete in dragon boat, canoe and other water sports, and members participate in all manner of outdoor adventures. No experience necessary. Just a good attitude, clothes and shoes that can get wet and at least 20 ounces of water or a sports drink in a plastic bottle. Please note that the meet up lasts between 1:15-1:30 minutes. If you have to be back at a certain time, please let us know before we leave.

Note that weather, races and other factors sometimes lead us to change the schedule so ***PLEASE CONFIRM BEFORE YOU COME**. ALSO SEATS ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE TRY TO SHOW UP IF YOU RSVP. ******HAVE FUN AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE DRAGON BOAT*****

Please don't assume others are not coming because you don't see them signed up here OR that they are because you see them signed up. Members use other means to sign up for practices. PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING TO CONFIRM PRACTICE IS ON. (We are emphasizing it because we do not want you to make the trip for nothing. We want you to have fun from the beginning.)

For each of your first three practices -- donations accepted but not required. Minimum suggested donation is $10 per participant to SOAR, the 501c3 charity that owns the boats.

If you decide you want to join, we will send you the paperwork. Annual dues are $300 but substantial discounts are available for early payment, and many members get credits over the course of the year for helping out. No one is turned away for economic reasons.

You can reach us as follows:
Stu - [masked] area code 561 Phone 389 and 0369

Kathy -- Area Code[masked].

REMINDERS
1) Call first! We don't want you to make the trip to learn a paddling practice was canceled.
2) Bring shoes that can get wet.
3) Bring cash or access to Venmo or Paypal for donation (recommended minimum donation is $10).

Terrific Tuesday Evening Paddle is the highlight of the week

Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation

$10.00

EDIT -- NOTE THAT AS OF 23 MARCH MOST TUESDAY PRACTICES WILL BE CANCELED AND THOSE TUESDAY PRACTICES THAT ARE HELD, IF ANY, MAY TAKE PLACE IN CANOES DURING THIS PHASE OF THE PANDEMIC. IF WE DO GET THE ABILITY TO TAKE OUT A DRAGON BOAT IT WILL BE WITH SPECIAL PROTOCOLS TO HELP REDUCE RISK. AS ALWAYS, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THE TRIP WITHOUT CONFIRMING BY VOICE OR TEXT THAT THE PRACTICE IS ON.

****WEATHER AND OTHER FACTORS CAN ALSO BE AN ISSUE - PLEASE TEXT FOR STATUS OF MEET-UP. CONTACT NUMBERS BELOW*****

COME TRY IT FOR WITHOUT OBLIGATION!!! Blazing Paddles is a coed paddling team started by Captain Will Murphy in 2000. We have paddlers from Miami to Port St. Lucie. We compete in dragon boat racing, canoe racing and other water sports, and members participate in all manner of outdoor adventures. No experience necessary. Just a good attitude, clothes and shoes that can get wet and at least 20 ounces of water or a sports drink in a plastic bottle. Please note that the meet up lasts between 1:15-1:30 on the water, plus time to launch and to get the boat and gear rinsed and stored. If you have to be back at a certain time, please let us know beforehand.

Note that weather, races and other factors sometimes lead us to change the schedule so ***PLEASE CONFIRM BEFORE YOU COME**. ALSO SEATS ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE TRY TO SHOW UP IF YOU RSVP. ******HAVE FUN AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE DRAGON BOAT*****

Please do not assume that no one is coming if you don't see folks signed up here (or that they are if they are signed up). Members use other tools to sign up for practices. Always call first to find out if practice is on. PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING TO CONFIRM PRACTICE IS ON. (We are emphasizing it because we do not want you to make the trip for nothing. We want you to have fun from the beginning.)

For each of your first three practices -- recommended minimum donation is $10 (to SOAR, the 501c3 charity that owns the boats).

If you decide you want to join, we will send you the paperwork. Annual dues are $300 but substantial discounts are available for early payment, and many members get credits over the course of the year for helping out.

You can reach us as follows:

Stu - [masked] area code 561 Phone 389 and 0369

Kathy --[masked].

REMINDERS
1) Call first! We don't want you to make the trip to learn a paddling practice was canceled.
2) Bring shoes that can get wet.
3) Bring cash or access to Venmo or Paypal for donation (accepted, not required; minimum suggested donation is $10).

TRY IT THURSDAY

Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation

$10.00

EDIT -- NOTE THAT AS OF 23 MARCH MOST THURSDAY PRACTICES WILL BE CANCELED AND THOSE THAT ARE HELD, IF ANY, MAY TAKE PLACE IN CANOES DURING THIS PHASE OF THE PANDEMIC. IF WE DO GET THE ABILITY TO TAKE OUT A DRAGON BOAT IT WILL BE WITH SPECIAL PROTOCOLS TO HELP REDUCE RISK. AS ALWAYS, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THE TRIP WITHOUT CONFIRMING BY VOICE OR TEXT THAT THE PRACTICE IS ON.

****WEATHER AND OTHER FACTORS CAN ALSO BE AN ISSUE - PLEASE TEXT FOR STATUS OF MEET-UP. CONTACT NUMBERS BELOW*****

COME TRY IT FOR A DONATION WITHOUT OBLIGATION!!!

Blazing Paddles is a coed paddling team started by Captain Will Murphy in 2000. We have paddlers from Miami to Port St. Lucie. We compete in dragon boat, canoe and other water sports, and members participate in all manner of outdoor adventures. No experience necessary. Just a good attitude, clothes and shoes that can get wet and at least 20 ounces of water or a sports drink in a plastic bottle.

Please note that the meet up lasts between 1 and 1 1/2 hours on the water, plus time to launch, rinse and store the boat. If you have to be back at a certain time, please let us know beforehand,

Note that weather, races and other factors sometimes lead us to change the schedule so ***PLEASE CONFIRM BEFORE YOU COME**. ALSO SEATS ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE TRY TO SHOW UP IF YOU RSVP. ******HAVE FUN AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE DRAGON BOAT*****

Please don't assume others are not coming because you don't see them signed up here. Members use other means to sign up for practices. Please call before coming to confirm practice is on.

For each of your first three practices -- recommended minimum donation is $10 (to SOAR, the 501c3 charity that owns the boats).

If you decide you want to join, we will send you the paperwork. Annual dues are $300 but substantial discounts are available for early payment, and many members get credits over the course of the year for helping out. No one is turned away for economic reasons.

You can reach us as follows:

Stu - [masked] area code 561 Phone 389 and 0369

Kathy 269 [masked]

REMINDERS 1) Call first! We don't want you to make the trip to learn a paddling practice was canceled. 2) Bring shoes that can get wet. 3) Bring cash or access to Venmo or Paypal for donation (accepted, not required; suggested minimum donation is $10).

Sunday Funday aka Sunday Become a Beast Day

Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation

$10.00

BACK IN ACTION AT TK
Reminder of new protocols: 1) Don't come if you are ill or have reason to think you may have been recently exposed to covid19. 2) Sanitize hands before leaving your car. 3) Wear a mask when in close quarters. 4) Handle your own gear including washing it after. 5) One to a bench except for pairs of vaccinated paddlers. We won't be switching seats with one another. (We can still switch sides -- with masks on as you pass near the paddlers in adjacent rows). Note that the restrooms there might be closed so plan ahead.

If you have never gone Dragon Boating before, then the following
YouTube link will be helpful for you to watch before you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IL8bGKKICc&fbclid=IwAR1ZpPMUH9N62u7l_TrJhEqDOhEM3h-L6vjONtbsPjUD1mKPiqoEGAMYmcY

****WEATHER CAN BE AN ISSUE THIS TIME OF YEAR - PLEASE TEXT[masked] or[masked] FOR STATUS OF MEET-UP***** (You may be referred to another number as a different practice leader is assigned from time to time).

COME TRY IT FOR WITHOUT OBLIGATION!!! Blazing Paddles is a coed paddling team founded by Captain Will Murphy in 2000. We have paddlers from Miami to Port St. Lucie. We compete in dragon boat, canoe and other water sports, and members participate in all manner of outdoor adventures. No experience necessary. Just a good attitude, clothes and shoes that can get wet and at least 20 ounces of water or a sports drink in a plastic bottle. Please note that the meet up lasts between 1:15-1:30 minutes. If you have to be back at a certain time, please let us know before we leave.

Note that weather, races and other factors sometimes lead us to change the schedule so ***PLEASE CONFIRM BEFORE YOU COME**. ALSO SEATS ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE TRY TO SHOW UP IF YOU RSVP. ******HAVE FUN AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE DRAGON BOAT*****

Please don't assume others are not coming because you don't see them signed up here OR that they are because you see them signed up. Members use other means to sign up for practices. PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING TO CONFIRM PRACTICE IS ON. (We are emphasizing it because we do not want you to make the trip for nothing. We want you to have fun from the beginning.)

For each of your first three practices -- donations accepted but not required. Minimum suggested donation is $10 per participant to SOAR, the 501c3 charity that owns the boats.

If you decide you want to join, we will send you the paperwork. Annual dues are $300 but substantial discounts are available for early payment, and many members get credits over the course of the year for helping out. No one is turned away for economic reasons.

You can reach us as follows:
Stu - [masked] area code 561 Phone 389 and 0369

Kathy -- Area Code[masked].

REMINDERS
1) Call first! We don't want you to make the trip to learn a paddling practice was canceled.
2) Bring shoes that can get wet.
3) Bring cash or access to Venmo or Paypal for donation (recommended minimum donation is $10).

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TRY IT THURSDAY

Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation

$10.00

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