We currently have paddlers in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. And if you’re under 20 or over 80 don’t worry – we will welcome you, too! The team consists of students, professionals, entrepreneurs and the most fearless pirates! Joining our crew gains you fast friends and great workouts. There is no stronger motivation to stay in shape than prepping for a competition and having your teammates count on you. Like true Seadogs and Wenches, Blazing Paddles team members have a sense of adventure. There is some travel and several members of the team have paddled all over the U.S. Team practices based in Hollywood allows us to take advantage of nice weather and beautiful scenery that Holland Park offers. We see a variety of wildlife while on the water such as manatees, wading birds, fish, iguanas and turtles.If you appreciate the outdoors, like the water, and enjoy a healthy dose of competition then Dragon Boat racing is the sport for you! Blazing Paddles is all about the Fun, Fauna, Fitness and friends.
Our team has a pirate theme and you will often see us at races in tricorns and with eye patches and other buccaneer accoutrements. Team members enjoy social outings together, and the team encourages participation in outdoor activities and sports like adventure racing. Being part of the team let’s us be the best we can be individually and to accomplish great things together. We are the Mightiest Paddling Pirates on the Seas!