2024 Programs

2024: Year of the Dragon (Boat) 

We’re currently putting together our summer programs and race schedule, but come meet us in the meantime! Come to a meet ‘n greet or join us for an open workout and see how we’re staying fit to paddle all winter long!

Meet ‘n Greet: Thursday, Jan 11, Burlington Beer Co. – 5:30 – 7pm

The Year of the Dragon starts in 2024, and Malia crews will be riding the wave all summer long!
If the words “fun,” “fitness,” or “friends” showed up anywhere in your New Year’s resolutions, come have a beverage or snack and team up with us – for fun on the lake in Burlington and racing in Montreal!
We’re keen for more under-40s for our mixed boat (especially a few more men) — but we welcome adults of all ages. (60+ with a competitive streak? We’d love to see you there.) Not sure about paddling, but got mighty lungs or nerves of steel? We’ve got drum and steer spots tailor-made for you, too!
Join us for a happy hour (and a half) at Burlington Beer Co on Jan 11. Drop in anytime, stay as long as you’d like, and in between, ask us anything about this amazing sport that’s got us hooked. Whether you’re a seasoned dragon or a hatchling just spreading your wings, there’s something for everyone!


Open Workout January 13, 11:30-12:30 pm in Burlington

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About Us

Malia (mahl-yuh) is an inclusive community of competitive Vermont dragon boat paddlers—passionate about our sport, our environment, and one another. A culture of teamwork, accountability, and healthy competition is at our core. We believe in being true to yourself and your crew.

Anyone can be an athlete, whether or not you’ve grown up participating in sports or are just discovering them now.

We’re lucky to have coaches who have both paddled with and coached championship teams — from elite club crews in Montreal to Team USA and Team Canada.

We train in both standard (20-paddler) and junior (10-paddler) boats on beautiful, temperamental Lake Champlain.  We race primarily in Montreal, Canada and in the Northeastern USA. Many of us also cross-train on (and race) outrigger canoes (OC1 and OC6).

We work hard and have fun (and winning doesn’t suck)!

Join us!