What we're about

What is Dragon Boating? Only the world’s fastest-growing team water sport! It's a great workout for core, cardio and all-around fitness.

Teams of ten to twenty paddlers (depending on boat size) take to the water, paddling in synchronization. A steersperson at the rear maneuvers the boat. Teamwork is key, as races are often won or lost by less than one second.

During races, a drummer sits at the front of the boat to encourage the paddlers. Most races are 500m in length, although 1,000 – 2,000m exhibitions are becoming common.

Who is Blazing Paddles? We are a very diverse group of people that love water sports. Our members come from all walks of life, all ages, and all backgrounds. We train hard but have fun, on and off the water. Established in 1999, our team has an enviable record, and is the reigning champion of several paddling titles.

Want to give it a try? We’d love for you to join us! Most of our members had no paddling experience when they joined. We can teach you all you need to know and help you get into great shape.

Come try it out and see for yourself why so many people have fallen in love with this sport. You’ll enjoy a great workout on Florida’s scenic waterways while meeting new people.

What you will need: Please bring water or a sports drink, sunscreen and hat (for daytime practices), and wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting splashed (this is a water sport, after all). Also, a willingness to learn and have fun!

One last thing: Our members use another program for practice signup, so don't think if you see few RSVPs that we are not going to have a crew. Please call the Cap'n at 954.232.7434 to confirm, as plans can change due to weather or competitions, etc.

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Blazing Paddles - Team Practice

6660 SW 20th St

This is a regularly scheduled practice for Blazing Paddles team members. Please join us every Saturday (unless we are racing) for Introductory Dragon Boat Training. These sessions are designed for you to be able to learn how to perform the paddling stroke, basic boat commands and the Seven Fundamentals of Dragon Boat Racing. Plus you will have an opportunity to speak with veteran paddlers and get a good idea of what dragon boating is all about. NOTES: 1) If your schedule does not allow you to come out on Saturdays, or you cannot make Saturday practices for awhile, please contact Captain Will Murphy [masked]) to discuss the possibility of attending this practice if there is an open seat. 2) ALL of our practices are challenging. You should expect it to be a learning experience if you have not paddled competitively before. You are going to get lots of corrections. DON'T be discouraged. 3) Note that we do not use Meetup as our management tool. Don't assume that if you don't see other people signed up here that no one is coming. Our members sign up elsewhere. Always contact us to confirm that practice is on. Thank you.

Blazing Paddles - Team Practice

6660 SW 20th St

This is a regularly scheduled practice for Blazing Paddles team members. Please join us every Saturday (unless we are racing) for Introductory Dragon Boat Training. These sessions are designed for you to be able to learn how to perform the paddling stroke, basic boat commands and the Seven Fundamentals of Dragon Boat Racing. Plus you will have an opportunity to speak with veteran paddlers and get a good idea of what dragon boating is all about. NOTES: 1) If your schedule does not allow you to come out on Saturdays, or you cannot make Saturday practices for awhile, please contact Captain Will Murphy [masked]) to discuss the possibility of attending this practice if there is an open seat. 2) ALL of our practices are challenging. You should expect it to be a learning experience if you have not paddled competitively before. You are going to get lots of corrections. DON'T be discouraged. 3) Note that we do not use Meetup as our management tool. Don't assume that if you don't see other people signed up here that no one is coming. Our members sign up elsewhere. Always contact us to confirm that practice is on. Thank you.

Blazing Paddles - Team Practice

Holland Park

This is a regularly scheduled practice for Blazing Paddles. Please join us every Saturday (unless we are racing) for Introductory Dragon Boat Training. These sessions are designed for you to be able to learn how to perform the paddling stroke, basic boat commands and the Seven Fundamentals of Dragon Boat Racing. Plus you will have an opportunity to speak with veteran paddlers and get a good idea of what dragon boating is all about. NOTE: if your schedule does not allow you to come out on Saturdays, or you cannot make Saturday practices for awhile, please contact Captain Will Murphy [masked]) to arrange to attend a week night practice. Thank you.

Blazing Paddles - Team Practice

6660 SW 20th St

This is a regularly scheduled practice for Blazing Paddles team members. Please join us every Saturday (unless we are racing) for Introductory Dragon Boat Training. These sessions are designed for you to be able to learn how to perform the paddling stroke, basic boat commands and the Seven Fundamentals of Dragon Boat Racing. Plus you will have an opportunity to speak with veteran paddlers and get a good idea of what dragon boating is all about. NOTES: 1) If your schedule does not allow you to come out on Saturdays, or you cannot make Saturday practices for awhile, please contact Captain Will Murphy [masked]) to discuss the possibility of attending this practice if there is an open seat. 2) ALL of our practices are challenging. You should expect it to be a learning experience if you have not paddled competitively before. You are going to get lots of corrections. DON'T be discouraged. 3) Note that we do not use Meetup as our management tool. Don't assume that if you don't see other people signed up here that no one is coming. Our members sign up elsewhere. Always contact us to confirm that practice is on. Thank you.

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Blazing Paddles - Team Practice

Holland Park

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