Italy 2024

Ever wanted to be Champion of the World?

Calling all athletes aged 30-70 to join us in a challenge: kick ass at the dragon boat Club Crew World Championships (CCWC) in Ravenna, Italy in 2024!!

If you missed your Olympic moment… here’s the next best thing! Being in the fray of the world’s best dragon boat teams battling it out for a spot on the podium.

How It Works

+ Crews are organized into classes (men’s, women’s, and mixed) and divisions (premier, 40+, 50+, and 60+).

+ Each country gets 5 entries (berths) per class + division

+ The USA awards its berths at the US Club Crew National Championships the year before the World Championships

+ Crews hoping to win a berth must qualify for US Nationals by competing at regional races

Why You Should Go For It

1. It’s BADASS

2. You’ll be part of a high-vibe crew

3. You get to travel to cool places and races

4. Italy, DUH!! (And the mosaic capital of the world at that!)

How are you going to medal in a sport you’ve never even tried, or maybe even heard of?

You’ve got grit.
We’ve got the best coaches around (and they’ve got the bling to prove it).
You love being on the water and a tight team spirit.
We’ve got the boats, the experience, and a plan.

Together we can make those dragon boats fly!

OK, This Sounds Amazing! What’s the Fine Print?

+ Sign up for our 2022 Racing Track
+ Show up to practice Monday and Wednesday nights May-September*
+ Follow a strength training program off the water (you can follow ours or your own)
+ Attend a mini-training camp in Burlington or Montreal in July or August (details TBD, but typically a Sat and Sun)
+ Race with the team at regional races (typically 2-3 per season)
+ Follow an off-season training plan and come to team circuits 1x week
+Join us in the indoor paddling tank in Montreal as available (ideally 2x / month January thru March)
+ Come to spring training camp in April (past camps have been in Myrtle Beach, SC, and Montreal. Louisiana is an option in 2023) if you can!

* We know you have a life and vacations planned and other shit you want to do. Missing a few practices is ok.

What About Cost?

Summer membership is $295 and includes all practices, the mini-training camp, an off-water training program, and entry fee to one regional race. Travel to and accommodations at away races are on you, but we always arrange for a room block, help you find a roommate to lower costs, coordinate a car pool, and more!

We have all the gear you need to get started, but eventually you’ll want to invest in your own paddle (around $200), PFD (around $70), and a butt pad (trust us, this will be the BEST $40 you’ll ever spend). And for racing, a team shirt or two will be around $50.

Winter membership depends on a number of factors, but generally runs between $125 – $250. It includes a guided winter fitness program, team circuits, time in the Montreal paddling tank, and more.

Anything Else?

+ Be a good teammate
+ Be the best athlete you can be
+ Share the load on any team fundraising, recruiting, or special events (there aren’t many)
+ Act with integrity on and off the water and represent team Malia with pride!