Amazon Dragons

Portland, Oregon
The Amazon Dragons Paddling Club was founded in 1992 by the Lesbian Community Project. For 30 years, the Amazons have welcomed all women 16 years and older to build camaraderie, fitness and physical strength in a supportive environment. The Amazons promote positive lesbian and queer visibility, personal integrity, community service and good sportsmanship through competitive dragon boat racing.
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Angry Unicorns - World Beat Dragon Boat Club

Salem, Oregon
The Angry Unicorns are a magical and tenacious group of women who joined together to form the Salem Multicultural Institute's first dragon boat team. Established in 2010 in the state's capitol, the team began as "Salem Mixed Up", but changed their name to reflect the 'little bit of magic' that happens when you bring a dynamic and diverse group of women together to paddle with persistence, determination, and enthusiasm. Dedicated to each other and to our community, we paddle for fun and fitness. Unicorns are said to be uncatchable...watch out, because we paddle like we stole it! A-U, we're golden, baby!
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Castaways and Wilsooonnnn!

Portland, Oregon
The Castaways, when not stranded on a desert isle, are an intrepid, hard-working, and fun-loving group that paddles year-round in Portland, Oregon. Our fully inclusive environment keeps the team engaged and active, even during the pandemic when a dozen or more could be found kayaking together on one of Portland’s many rivers. Our shared leadership approach and fun-loving attitude have enabled us to thrive for over 20 years, sometimes winning, sometimes not, but always enjoying a pint or two post-race.

The 2022 race will feature the Castaways and our mixed team who really knows how to have a ball - Wilsooonnnn!

Our team continues to grow and will include a Women's team (boringly named "Castaways Women"). This year has also featured the growth of our Outrigger crew, with four certified steers and a dozen or more paddlers.
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Catch 22

Vancouver, Washington
The Catch22 dragon boat team is an active dedicated team of paddlers out of Vancouver Lake Rowing Club on beautiful Vancouver Lake WA. We paddle recreationally and competitively at local and international venues for fun, fitness and friendship all year long. Our team started in the summer of 2013 and has evolved into a very inclusive team of friends and family that enjoy the camaraderie, excitement and competitiveness the sport brings. As we strive to be the best we can be we challenge one another, support each other, splash teammates occasionally but paddle as one.
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DragonSprites

Portland, Oregon
We are women's dragon boat team committed to paddling together with a common goal - performing at our best individually and collectively on and off the water. Commitment is the structure and heart is the motive.

Gig Harbor Dragons

Gig Harbor, Washington
The Gig Harbor Dragons are folks who enjoy paddling on our gorgeous harbor in the town of Gig Harbor, Washington, just 45 miles south of Seattle. We paddle with the seals, eagles, herons, and hawks. We're dedicated to enjoying the sport, our community, and each other.
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Golden Dragons

Portland, Oregon
The Golden Dragons PDX Dragon Boat Paddling Club is men and women, at least 50 years old, who paddle dragon boats for fun, fitness and friendship year-round on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. Golden Dragons is a well deserved name for this team with everyone being well over the age of 50 and above. Their fierce passion and love of dragon boat reigns well over youth and ambition. Age is but a number! (Open practices available)
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Highland Roosters

Salem, Oregon
The Highland Roosters are one wild and cocky bunch; a flock of fun-loving, kilt-wearing, cock-a-doodle doo-ing paddlers out of Salem, Oregon, though we all wish we were from the Scottish Highlands. Over the last 12 years you may have heard of us, perhaps it was the volume of our laughter, the bag-pipes marching ahead of us as we marshal for our races, or the infamous legend of the beer garden dance-offs. Or maybe you've heard the most recent rumor, that we like to take our competitor's callers captive mid-race. But truly when you get down to it, our legacy is fun; we exist to have fun and we've found, it's really fun to win.
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Mighty Women

Portland, Oregon
Mighty Women Paddling Club, Inc. is a non-profit, competitive, year-round Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe Club in Portland, Oregon. We are an adventurous group of women with a competitive spirit and a strong sense of community on and off the boat. We welcome anyone that has the desire to be part of a team, who likes to have fun and shares our competitive spirit!
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Mountain Home Canoe Club

Portland, Oregon
Mountain Home Canoe Club is a competitive outrigger canoe club located on the mighty Columbia River in beautiful Portland, Oregon. We work hard year round and place a strong emphasis on technique in addition to distance and speed in our training. We believe that hard work pays off, but that none of it matters unless you have fun in the process. We put our hearts into this sport and we hope you'll find it as rewarding as we do!
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OWLS Dragonflies

Portland, Oregon
The Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) Dragonflies Dragon Boat Team traces its origins back to 1995, when students and professors from Lewis & Clark Law School formed the Scales of Justice dragon boat team to compete in the PKSCA Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races. From there, in 1999, several female alums (now attorneys) organized under the sponsorship of Oregon Women Lawyers and recruited their friends and colleagues as benchmates to form the OWLS Dragonflies as it exists today.
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Pink Phoenix Breast Cancer Survivor Team

Portland, Oregon
Pink Phoenix is the United States' first dragon boat team comprised solely of survivors of breast cancer. Our mission is to empower survivors through the sport, and we find strength and power via the shared experience that remains the only requirement to join the team.
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Rip City Paddlers

Portland, Oregon
Rip City Paddlers is a competitive all-women’s team based in Portland, Oregon. Our team is made up of a number of veteran paddlers and newcomers to the sport. Regardless of how experienced any team member is, all share the common love of the water and the challenge of dragon boat racing. Paddling brings a spirit of camaraderie and support that has lead to positive, life-changing experiences for women on our team.
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Salem Water Otters

Salem, Oregon
We are a high energy, competitive women's team. Our paddling technique focuses on efficiency and speed. As a team, we build community, camaraderie, and cohesiveness amongst ourselves and with the teams we will be networking. We welcome all paddlers, new and seasoned alike. All skill levels are welcome! Our goal is to challenge ourselves physically and mentally as we go for the gold!
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Sync or Swim

Portland, Oregon
Since 1998, Portland's affordable luxury choice for dragon boat racin' and booty-shakin' - One Boat, One Paddle, One Love!
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Team Fusion

Portland, Oregon
We are a fun loving family. Granted not a single person is related to anyone else on the boat. We act like one. We are one of the oldest dragon boat clubs in Portland. We know what to do to keep the energy alive. Now don’t think that we are old because of our age though. Our four point motto is. Fun, Fun, Fun, Win, and fun. Yeah that’s right. We call it Fusion Math.
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The Fire Breathing Blowfish

Portland, Oregon
A decidedly expressive team, the Fire Breathing Blowfish are united by a love for competition, the harmonious sound of thrashing the water in unison, and a tendency toward inappropriate behavior at inopportune moments. Noisy, joyful, and proud of having become Portland's "THAT team" in our past 9 years of competition, we hope you'll all catch the Blowfish spirit and hoist a beverage, grind your neighbor, and join us in the battle cry, "We Breathe Fire!" over this wicked weekend of racy racing.
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The Unsinkables Survivor Association

Salem, Oregon
Our team formed in the spring of 2015 with a handful of cancer survivors and has grown to over 25 members. Many of our dedicated teammates are Survivor Support persons. We honor that role & have a few paddling with the team.
The Unsinkables are an outgoing group of women who paddle for health, healing and hope. We enjoy being out in nature and using our bodies in a new, empowering way. In addition to dragon boating, our team enjoys getting together to enjoy other activities or going for a bite to eat, especially tacos.

We attend several races every year. We have participated in International competition three years running! Knowing individuals have had previous and continued health challenges, the team works to implement new paddling techniques that are designed to be competitive and safer for our joints, tendons, and muscles. ​Our team culture is inviting, inclusive, and supportive. We come in all ages, sizes, shapes, and physical fitness levels. Many of our members are considered masters (age 50+) and grand masters (age 60+) therefore we also race in those specialty divisions.
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Tilikum Dragons

Portland, Oregon
A women’s dragon boat team, committed to being a positive influence on each other and our community
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Wasabi Paddling Club

Portland, Oregon
The Wasabi Paddling Club, founded in 1993, it now has over 300 active members.

Our paddlers come from all ages and stages of life. Our teams are comprised of all abilities and physical fitness levels. There is a team for everyone, from the novice paddler who is just learning the basics, to the most competitive athlete who races at international venues around the world.

Wasabi teams range from recreational to competitive. We are an inclusive Club welcoming all paddlers. Regardless of your age, experience, or gender identity, we all have one thing in common, we find great joy in being on the water with one another.
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