Join Us

Two Crew Levels

Sport: competitive crews who aspire to race their way to the regional and national championships, with an ultimate goal of vying for a berth to the World Championships.

Community: newer crews who aspire to become sport crews, but don’t have sufficient experience to do so just yet.

Three Ways to Join

#1. Get Your Feet Wet – FREE
Join us for an indoor (Nov-May) or on-water (May-Sept) session or two. Learn about the sport and meet the crew before you commit.

#2. 4-Week Trial – $30
November-May: Learn the basics, gain strength and muscle, and experience the indoor paddling tank (Jan-April only).
May-September: Learn how to paddle a dragon boat, experience the thrill of head-to-head racing, and get a great workout.

#3. Jump Right In – $165 (Nov-May)/$250 (May 20-Sep 16)
November-May: Includes weekly group circuit training, gym program, paddling tank sessions, and access to a dragon boat paddling ergonometer.
May-September
: Includes 2 on-water practices per week, an on-land (gym) training program, local scrimmages, and 2 races at the Olympic Basin in Montreal.

What to Do Next

Email us at info@maliaracing.com, or reach out to us on Facebook to let us know which of the three levels you’d like to join us at. We’ll let you know when and where the next practice will be. You’ll also need to complete our online waiver/release of liability before your first session.

 What to Wear/Bring to Practice

Circuit training: wear gym clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle.

Indoor paddling tank: wear gym clothes and flip-flops; bring a water bottle. Bring snacks and a change of clothes for the ride home.

On-water practice: Wear plenty of sunscreen, and lycra/wicking pants/shorts and shirt. (No cotton shirts or jeans please.) Flip-flops on your feet. Have a water bottle, hat and/or sunglasses (with strap) to bring on the boat. Bring a change of clothes or towel to sit on for the ride home. We’ll provide the life-vest and paddle.

We practice rain or shine—unless there is extreme wind, a torrential downpour, thunder, or lightning. In that case, we will send notification that practice is canceled via email, Facebook and Twitter. Please make sure we have your correct contact information in case we do need to cancel.