2023 Programs

*** Try-It-Tuesday (and Wednesday) Intro to Racing Event ***

Tue + Wed, Aug 1+2, 5:30-7:15pm. 

Join us for a free 2-night series to jumpstart your dragon boat racing journey!

  • On Tuesday we’ll teach you the basics of the stroke and of paddling together.
  • On Wednesday you’ll sit in on a practice with the racing team.

From there, you can join our M/W practices on gorgeous Lake Champlain and go get your first taste of racing at the amazing Quebec Cup in Montreal September 16-17,  alongside teams of all skill levels – including some of the best in the world!

RSVPs are required: http://www.maliaracing.com/signup-to-paddle/

Note: We require proof of a Covid-19 booster/shot given after Sept 2, 2022.


Racing Track
Mon+Weds 6pm.
The focus for this track is competition – each session focuses on technique plus different racing elements and strategy.  Opportunity to also practice on Saturday mornings (see below) if there are open seats.
Races: Lachine Knockout (6/10/23 Montreal), Montreal Challenge (7/1-7/2/2023 Montreal),  Quebec Cup (9/16-9/17/2023 Montreal).

Recreational Track 
Saturdays at 10am. Focus for these sessions is learning dragon boat technique, getting a workout, and enjoying the lake. Paddlers in these sessions will be a mix of newbies and former team members who are unable to commit to twice-weekly training or racing this season.

Interested in learning more? Fill out this form and we’ll send you the deets!

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!