Current PDBA Members (46)


Alameda DragonFlyers

Member since:
March 22, 2013

Arizona Dragon Boat Association

Member since:
January 01, 2008

The AZDBA was formed in 2003 by community members from diverse professions and ethnicity.The Arizona Dragon Boat Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; whose primary mission and purpose is to promote the sport of dragon boating through community involvement and education for the state of Arizona. We promote leadership and team building through the sport of dragon boating. Which at the same time that by it’s nature promotes health, team building, and diversity.AZDBA has been recognized for its diversity efforts and awarded the organization diversity award by the City of Tempe, in recognition of the community work of it’s members.

We support and stand up for our community, our over 100 members come from all walks of life, they are Breast Cancer Survivor, Disabled and Special Needs community members, High School and Collegiate athletes, and everyday people that wants to make a difference.Our members range from age 14 to 65 and over, so come on in and join the team.

Our Teams

  • AZ Gila Dragons are the first team in the AZDBA In 2001, a diverse group of friends and families, with no dragon boating experience Read More.
  • Phoenix Fire Dragons are celebrating their NINTH year of honoring each other’s differences and melding to become one team and one boat, with the same goals Read More.
  • AZ Mutineers are the first ever combined youth team in Arizona, comprising of the best and critically selected paddlers from Mesa Community College and Arizona State University. These breeds Read More.
  • AZ SunGi Women’s Dragon Boat Team. In 2009, women from the AZ Sun Warriors and Gilas joined forces to form the AZ Sun Gi Women’s Dragon Boat Team. What words can describe these women Read More.
  • AZ Monsoon Men’s Dragon Boat Team. This is the AZDBA’s mens team that competes alongside the Mixed teams at festivals. Find out practice times Read More.
  • ASU Collegiate Team is a Dragon Boat team comprised of ASU Students Read More.
  • Desert Heat Wave formally the Mesa Komodo Dragons, was formed in 2005 by Ronda Carlson and Jim Rudow to provide a Dragon Boat experience to developmentally disabled adults. Team members participate Read More.
  • Abreast In The West made its first debut in 2010 with a team of 16 Breast Cancer Survivors. The team included 7 out-of-town paddlers. With little to no experience or practice, the team paddled well and landed Read More.
  • Arizona Dragon Riders are a fast growing club on Tempe Town Lake lake. Read More.

Learn more about us, download our corporate presentation.


Bay Area Dragons

Member since:
January 01, 1999
The Bay Area Dragon Boat Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and our primary focus is dragon boat paddling and racing.  Our racing team is known as the Bay Area Dragons (a.k.a. BAD).  We have some of the most experienced dragon boat paddlers in Northern California.  Formed in 1996, the Bay Area Dragon Boat Foundation provides coaching, steering, and general support for our members and local teams.  Our organization is run by 100% volunteers.  BAD is a member of the Pacific Dragon Boat Association (PDBA) and we have competed internationally representing the United States.
Foster City Dragon Boat Race

Berkeley Racing Canoe Center (Dragonmax)

Member since:
January 01, 2010
The Berkeley Racing Canoe Center was formed in January 2004 for the purpose of promoting international dragon boat competition and providing water access and educational opportunities to the Berkeley and East Bay communities.

BLINDSTART Dragon Boat Team

Member since:
February 11, 2015

Bozeman Vikings Dragon Boat Club

Member since:
August 31, 2017

Bridge City Paddling Club

Member since:
January 01, 2010
Bridge City is a competitive Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe Club in Portland, Oregon. 

Never paddled before and want to try it? We welcome anyone with a competitive spirit and interest in working hard on and off the water. We paddle hard and we work hard to give back to the community.


California Dragon Boat Association

Member since:
January 01, 2007
In 1996 a handful of paddlers came together with the vision to build an organization to foster the growth and development of dragon boating in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each had little experience in starting up a non-profit organization most were relatively new to the sport themselves. With only commitment and their faith in dragon boating becoming a great activity for the community they moved forward to promote a sport people knew little about in an area already saturated with team sports.
San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival


Member since:
May 24, 2017

Central Coast SurviveOars

Member since:
January 01, 2009

After years of growth and support, Central Coast SurviveOars formed its own non-profit, Central Coast Dragon Boat Association (CCDBA). Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for cancer survivors and supporters of all ages and fitness levels to be welcomed and supported through their voyage of self-renewal and recovery through the sport of dragon boating.


Desert Dragons

Member since:
May 03, 2017

We are dragon boat club out of Las Vegas Nevada which consists of four teams within our club...Desert Dragons, Dragon Ass, Makin Waves and Bosom Buddies (three are women's and one mixed team). We compete throughout the year in as many races as we can. When not on the water we participate in as many charity events as we can and also volunteer with such organizations as the Las Vegas Mission to help feed our community’s homeless population, Three Square where we help fill backpacks with food for our valley students and try to give back to the community in other ways.  We always give 150% on the water and off the water.  As our Coach always reiterates to us ….. “We are a class act on and off the water!”  Our teams work together to better ourselves, our teams, and most importantly our community!  This harmony of purpose can only be achieved through many hours of training on the boat, learning to be a complete crew and developing the team spirit and understanding - necessary to work together, as one unit, for the common good.


Dragon Boat Training

Member since:
March 13, 2014
Training Program Endorsed by the Pacific Dragon Boat Association (PDBA).

Dragon Boat Training is proudly led by Connie Flesuras. Connie brings 20 years of dragon boat paddling, team and club management, coaching, and drumming experience to the company. As a founding, and still active member of Wasabi Paddling Club in Portland, Oregon – one of the largest paddling clubs in the United States, she is ready to share a wealth of knowledge about the sport with you and your club.

Connie brings experience in club management and crew training. She works closely with many US dragon boat paddling clubs to enrich and improve the paddling experiences for their members. She is especially proud of the opportunity to work with the Breast Cancer Survivor paddling community since 1993. She helped to create the first breast cancer survivor dragon boat team in the United States.


Dragon Sports USA

Member since:
January 01, 2007

DragonSports USA is a non-profit dragon boat paddling club located in Portland, Oregon.

Our Vision
Promoting fitness and friendship through paddle sports.

Our Mission
DragonSports is a driving force in developing paddlers of all abilities and ages through a responsive, well-coordinated program of boat and equipment rental, and of sponsoring (at least one) local races.


Dragonboat Racing Association Group of Nevada (DRAGON)

Member since:
May 07, 2017

Emerald City Dragon Boat Club

Lowell, OR

Member since:
February 03, 2016
We are a 501c3 nonprofit that exists to promote and facilitate the sport of dragon boating for all in the Eugene community, and Lane County at large. Our goal is to create a welcoming community that holds a place for beginner to premier paddlers and everyone in between.

We organize an annual end of year fun-paddle fundraiser for veterans adaptive recreation. Find out more in the events section on this site, or by visiting our website.


Flathead DragonFlies

Member since:
January 09, 2014

The Flathead DragonFlies have been formally organized since 2013 but have paddled together informally since 2012. We are dedicated to promoting the sport, encouraging fitness, camraderie and the “team” experience. We are lucky enough to be able to practice on beautiful Flathead Lake in Northwestern Montana. Currently we are the only “recognized” formal dragon boat team in the state of Montana.


Golden Dragons Portland

Member since:
January 18, 2015
Golden Dragons are a vigorous group of men and women 50 and better who enjoy paddling dragon boats. Golden Dragons formed in April 1996 and joined DragonSports USA. Golden Dragon teams have traveled to Australia, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C. and New Zealand to enter races, sometimes winning over much younger paddlers, but always as a competitive challenger.

We paddle for fun, fitness and friendship all year long on the Willamette River. We foster national and international competition; we are also an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

GWN Dragon Boat

Member since:
March 13, 2018

Islais Creek Dragon Boat Training Centre

Member since:
May 11, 2016

Kalispell Convention & Visitor Bureau

Member since:
January 04, 2014
Discover Kalispell, the Kalispell Convention & Visitor Bureau, is a nonprofit organization that has produced the Montana Dragon Boat Festival since it started in 2012.  We love sharing our beautiful corner of northwest Montana and particularly Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park.  You are invited to join us the second weekend of September to race and enjoy our welcoming town! 

Kent Dragon Boat Association

Member since:
January 01, 2007

The purpose of the Kent Dragon Boat Association is to promote the tradition and sport of Dragon Boating for all people regardless of their physical abilities.

The teams promote good sportsmanship and synchronized teamwork to perform at their highest level of ability.


Kent Lions Club

Member since:
January 01, 2007
Part of the Kent Cornucopia Days.

KP Dragons

Member since:
January 01, 2009

Kaiser Permanente Northern California's first dragon boat team ever was started in 2001. We are a non-profit organization. We are a diverse group of Kaiser Permanente employees who have a passion for one of the fastest growing water sports in the world! We represent different facilities throughout the Bay Area (Regional Offices, Program Offices, Richmond, Oakland, Walnut Creek, KP School of Allied Health Sciences, Livermore, Hayward). We range in profession from doctors to nurses, managers to admin and IT to Techs. KP Dragons is not just about Pilates and broccoli or about Band-aids and blood pressures. We are about lasting friendships, food, fun, meeting new challenges and now traveling. We welcome any Kaiser employee who wants to have fun, build long-lasting friendships and eat! As KP Dragons, we paddle and THRIVE...!

Long Beach Masters

Member since:
March 14, 2014

Los Angeles Racing Dragons Foundation

Member since:
January 01, 2007
In 1996, there was a group of parents and their children from the Pomona Valley Chinese Association. Placing 3rd overall in the 1st Annual Viewsonic Long Beach International Dragon Boat Festival sparked an interest in the group to grow and start an official racing team, the Los Angeles Racing Dragons.

The LA Racing Dragons is comprised of people from a range of ages, occupations, and backgrounds. We share a common passion for the sport, desire to see the team continue to improve and an interest to promote dragon boat racing. Our annual racing circuit includes competitions in Long Beach, Tempe, San Francisco, and Vancouver.

Individuals from LARD have also participated in composite teams for tournaments abroad. In 2003, LARD was approved for 501©(3) Federal Non-Profit Status and helped found the Los Angeles Pink Dragons (LAPD), an all breast cancer survivor crew - officially joining the organization in 2004. In the past few years, LARD has established itself as the premier Los Angeles area dragon boat team and has gone head to head against world class teams in regional competition, earning the respect of our peers all over world.

N. Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club

Member since:
January 01, 2007
Welcome to the Home Page for the North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club, the Premiere Dragon Boat Club on Whidbey Island. The NPS Dragon Boat Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Membership is open to the public.  Our mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating.  It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors and our cancer survivor team, the Seavivors, have won first place in races at Bellevue and Portland. Our members come from all over the North Puget Sound area to include; Everett, Mount Vernon, Bellingham, Seattle, Camano and Whidbey Island. They come for "Fun, Fitness and Friendship".



Member since:
July 05, 2017
Founded in 2015 and originated from San Francisco, Northwind believes in giving their best and nothing less. We're a group of highly motivated, passionate athletes that strive to inspire more competition within the Bay Area and aim to compete internationally.

Oakland Renegades

Member since:
March 18, 2013
Halloween Howl

Oyster Point Dragons

Member since:
March 17, 2013
Oyster Point Dragons (OPD) continues to promote the sport of dragon boating in a fun and safe environment while fostering team spirit and friendship. OPD makes a difference by providing paddlers with multiple supportive relationships with peers in a family-friendly environment; by offering challenging physical activities and health initiatives; by seeking and participating in local and international events; and by generously giving back to the local community. 

Peace Dragon Warriors

Member since:
January 01, 2009
Dragonboating. Three minutes of absolute perfection in form, focus and physical, energetic unison, 22 people on a 44-foot-long boat. Hours of practice at ridiculous times, whatever the weather. Driven, dedicated, and determined. The world's fastest growing, most popular team sport, with over 2500 teams and 75000 members - and right here in Salem, the dragon has bitten 22 people. Those people are the members of the Peace Dragon Warriors, Salem's premiere dragon boat racing team.

Pink Phoenix Dragon Boat Team

Member since:
January 01, 2007
Pink Phoenix™ is the United States' first dragon boat team consisting solely of breast cancer survivors. Our mission is to enhance breast cancer awareness and to provide hope for survivors that there is quality life after breast cancer. Our purpose is to demonstrate that special quality of life; to promote wellness, fitness, fun and camaraderie through dragon boating; and to provide social, emotional and spiritual support for breast cancer survivors. With media recognition and public visibility, Pink Phoenix™ strives to provide hope to those newly diagnosed and to serve as a reminder to women to have mammograms regularly and to do self-exams. Early detection is the best fight against breast cancer.

San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance

Member since:
June 04, 2013

San Diego Dragon Boat Team

Member since:
January 01, 1999

The San Diego Dragon Boat Club hosts several teams that successfully compete in local, national, and world championship events. Included are men and women paddlers in  every age division from juniors to grand masters as well as specialized teams including college students and cancer survivors.

San Diego Dragon Boat Race

San Francisco Dragon Warriors

Member since:
June 18, 2017
Based in San Francisco, our mission is to offer excellence to our members and our community. With an excellent program on and off the water, we seek to foster champions of mind and body within each of our athletes. By having fun and competing together, our members will develop meaningful, lifelong relationships. Together, we will establish best practices to professionalize our sport and to drive it forward. See you on the water! GO DW!

Seattle Dragon Boat Festival

Member since:
July 28, 2016

Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club

Member since:
January 01, 2009
The Seattle Flying Dragons are folks who enjoy getting out on Lake Union to paddle.  For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steersperson paddling to cross the finish line faster than their competition. It's a team sport in its purest form that encompasses the elements of power, speed, synchronization, and endurance.

The appeal of dragon boating is that the sport can accommodate a wide spectrum of skill levels ranging from novice to competitive.   It’s also a low-impact, full body workout for people of any experience level.  Not to mention that it's lots of fun!  We can make a paddler out of anyone - it's all about time on the water. 

We paddle year round on Lake Union, gathering four times a week in the parking lot of the Kenmore Air Terminal at the south end of Lake Union:  950 Westlake Avenue N.  Newcomers welcome!  See our Practices page for more info.

Seattle SAKE Dragon Boat Club

Member since:
January 01, 2008
Seattle SAKE is a national and international dragon boat organization that promotes the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of dragon boating to the community at large.

Club Goals:

  • Support amateur dragon boat athletes for training and competition
  • Create a sustainable dragon boating Club in the Seattle area
  • Promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating
  • Provide safe training, advocacy, and opportunities for paddling enthusiasts
  • Build relationships with the community and other paddling Clubs


SMI World Beat Dragon Boat Club

Member since:
January 01, 2012

The Salem Multicultural Institute and World Beat Festival® were created to promote an environment of openness for all people. In all our activities, we aim to be family-friendly, economically inclusive, and culturally authentic. We believe that education about and exposure to the traditions of different cultures can help to counter intolerance and enrich the community.

Our vision is that Salem, Oregon be known for its commitment to cultural exchange and enrichment. Our mission is to collaborate with public and private organizations to promote harmony and understanding through innovative and educational cultural programs and activities.


SOL Dragons

Member since:
January 22, 2015

Space Dragons

Member since:
March 25, 2013

Tacoma Dragon Boat Association

Member since:
March 27, 2013
TDBA (Tacoma Dragon Boat Association) is a year round paddling club. Our members paddle for recreation or competition. 

TDBA members range in age from 18 to over 80, and come from a wide range of professions. TDBA is the home of the Destiny Dragons, named for the moniker by which Tacoma, Washington has been known for over 80 years, the City of Destiny.

We moor at Johnny’s Dock Restaurant and Marina in the Thea Foss Waterway, a saltwater finger of Puget Sound. Our view from the water includes Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountain Range. To the northwest lay the Olympic Mountains.

Team DPW

Member since:
January 31, 2015

Vancouver Lake Acquatic Center

Member since:
March 04, 2015


Member since:
October 10, 2015

Wasabi Paddling Club

Member since:
January 01, 1999

Wasabi is Portland's largest dragon boat Club, with with over 300 members.  Founded in 1993, Wasabi participates in dragon boat and outrigger canoe races around the world. 

We come from all ages and stages of life, but we find great joy in being on the water with one another.  There is a team for everyone, from the novice paddler who is just learning the basics of the sport to the most competitive athlete who races at international venues.

Wasabi membership is comprised of Portlanders of all abilities and physical fitness levels. Teams range from recreational to competitive, including specialized teams like the Wasabi Special Dragons and Wasabi Team SOAR, a women's cancer survivor team.

We are an inclusive group who enjoy many on and off-water activities. Club members represent Portland and the Wasabi Paddling Club at local and international venues around the world!

Zamboanga Paddling Club

Member since:
May 03, 2017
Zamboanga Paddling Club (Zambo for short) is a competitive, dedicated full-service paddling club that regularly participates in both Dragonboat and Outrigger Canoe races up and down the West Coast, and further if able.
We have an adult team, just called Zamboanga Paddling Club (or Zambo Adults), and a youth team called the Zamboanga Aquarockets (or Aquas for short). While the adult team has existed for a relatively short amount of time, the Aquas are the longest continuously running youth paddling program in the Portland area, officially founded in 1998 as the Franklin Aquarockets (for the high school they were started in).
Although competitive, we are very inclusive and welcoming of all who uphold the paddler spirit.
One Sound, One Motion!!!