My my My my


Thank you to all of the amazing people who took part in last year's 2016 Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. It was a fun filled Festival raising a total of $156,000 for Survivorship NOW and Dragonheart Vermont.

We are moving into 2017 and will be updating the website through various stages as we near our opening date of April 1st for registration. This year poses to be an even better year as we push to fill in the rosters of 64 Community teams and 10 Breast Cancer Survivor teams.

Mark your calendars, race weekend is August 5 and 6. Sisters will be racing on the 5th, the Community teams will be racing on the 6th. The Sunset Dance party will be on the evening of Aug 5th from 6 to 9.

Practice week end will be on July 22 and 23, and our Coaches will be instructing the community teams in technique, stroke, and race strategies.

Our Dragonheart VT team would like to extend our gratitude to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and our sponsors, our community racers, BCS racers, donors, volunteers and vendors for 2016 and welcome them back for 2017. You rock!

WND and WVS was our Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Champ Cup winner in 2016. For a bunch of stand up paddle boarders and surfers, they showed power and strength in winning the final heat.

Let's get ready for 2017!!

Paddles up,

The Dragonheart Vermont Team




60 community teams made up of co-workers, friends, and family teamed up to race dragon boats at this year’s Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival to raise money to support cancer survivors in our community. The challenge was a 200-meter head-to-head race down across the shoreline of Lake Champlain. Some 1400 racers with smiles and spirit faced off for charity and showed what community and teamwork is all about.


The times of the winning teams and runner-ups in the top divisions were truly amazing!


Division D- Final

This One is for Kristen                        01:01.16

Johnson Lambert LLP                         01:00.81


Division C Final

Hilton Garden Inn & Friends               01:01.23

The Allscripts Rowdy Paddlers           00:59.20


Division B Final

Team UTAS                                        00.58.67

Windows & Oars by Brownell             00:58.92


Division A Consolation

Stars & Stripes                                   00.56.92

Dealer.com Love Boat                        01.00.90


Division A FINAL

Milton Snap Fitness Purple Hulks      00:56.68

WND & WVS                                      00.54.26


Two teams were left to face off in the end. Milton Snap Fitness Purple Hulks and WND & WVS. Incredible competitors! Milton Snap Fitness Purple Hulks gave it a valiant try, but it was the WND & WVS team that was victorious. Congratulations to WND & WVS for becoming the 2016 BCBSVT Champ Cup champions! ! Paddles up to all of our racers!



Team Up!
Win Great Raffle Prizes!
Come Down and Watch the Races!
Sisters at Heart Celebration (Breast Cancer Survivor event)!


$99141 raised
of $200,000