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)!