2020 Festival Schedule

Throughout the season, various JDBC teams will compete in festivals around the Southeast.  These festivals are optional but it is a fun way to bring together diverse players of all different abilities and strengths to achieve a common goal.  There are various lengths raced depending on the festival you attend.  These festivals gather people from different areas of the United States and Canada!



Join us!  We accept anyone who is interested in getting bit my the dragon.  Paddling is a great sport for those who enjoy the water. 

JAX FLASH:  Jax FLASH is an extremely competitive team made up of male & female paddlers who are committed to exercise, practice, and competition at the highest levels.  Team members are expected to work as hard off the boat as they do on the boat.  Competitive attitude, strength training, paddling technique, and team commitment are what we are looking for in a FLASH member.  They are expected to self-monitor standards in order to achieve their goals as a premiere paddler along with performance trails.  If a paddler desires to try out for the FLASH team, they should notify the Head Coach and develop a training program specific to meeting their goals.  Quite often, the members of this team participate in the Open Division for Men, as well as the Open Division for Women.


SALTWATER SLAYERS:  The Saltwater Slayers is a recreational team made up of  paddlers who are committed to practice and enjoy attending festivals to compete and build community spirit.  These crews vary as our club expands.  The teams can be comprised of a co-ed (mixed) team, an all-men team or an all-women team.  While fitness is important, there are no fitness trials in order to be a member of this team.  

MAMMOGLAMS:  The Mammoglams is an all-breast cancer team.  This team focuses on camaraderie, emotional support, and being engaged in a healthy lifestyle in order to improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors.  They consider themselves a "floating support group" and live by the motto, "We won the battle, Now let's paddle!"  The Mammoglams typically paddle in four to five festivals per year.  If they are interested in attending more festivals, they often paddle with the Saltwater Slayers team.



We are currently recruiting to form a Junior Team.  We are looking for males and females ages 10 through 18 interested in learning to paddle.  We will work around school schedules and search for transportation from schools if needed. 



For information on joining any of our teams, please contact Marty Millard at 904-536-3475 or millardm@comcast.net.   


Check our our schedule or visit www.meetup.com/jacksonvilledragonboatclub for upcoming events.  



Club Achievements

Pictured here are Pat Bradley and Coach Marty at the 2017 IDBF World Championships.  Marty has been a member of Team USA since 2015.  


Pat Bradley, Consulting Coach (left) and Marty Millard, JDBF Head Coach (right).


We secured a berth to participate in the IDBF Club Crew World Championships in Adelaide, Australia in the spring of 2016!

Congratulations Lady Saltwater Slayers Senior A (over 40) Team! 

We are so proud of our Flash Strokers!

Congrats to Madeline and Layne for

making Team USA!  They raced in the  2016 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships in Moscow!  

Gold Medals in the Open Division!
Weirsdale, FL / July 2016
Mixed JDBC Team Wins Bronze!
     Tavares, FL/ March 2017