Participating Teams

Below is the list of teams that participated in the 2016 festival. Teams participating in the 2017 Festival will be posted at a later date. In the event the number of team registrations reaches capacity, the Festival reserves the right to hold a lottery for participation in the races. The lottery criteria will be at the sole discretion of the Festival.


Austin Coolers

Bank of America BOA Blazers

Boston 1 Dragon Boat Team

Founded in 2013, Boston 1 Dragon Boat Team is a 501(c)(3) sports team that promotes health and fitness through dragon boat racing in the greater Boston area. With over eighty active members, our nonprofit team represents a variety of ages, backgrounds, and nationalities, and has developed elite paddling athletes at the international level. We are a family away from home where we encourage friendship, support and physical fitness. 

Boston Kwong Kow

Founded in 1916, Kwong Kow Chinese School is one of the longest-running Chinese Schools on the East Coast. Over its 100 years, Kwong Kow has provided Chinese language and cultural education, academic support, and recreational programs for more than 20,000 children of Chinese immigrants in the Greater Boston/Eastern Massachusetts region.Team Boston Kwong Kow entered the Dragonboating scene in 2014. The team consists of alums, teachers, TAs, staff and board members of the school. Each season, the team is full of energy and high-spirits! Learn more about Kwong Kow Chinese School at

Boston Professionals Networking

Boston Scientific Fire Breathers

BU CPE Professionals

BU CPE Women Professionals

This team is built on the 2015 bronze medal team of BU Interpreters and sponsored by Boston University’s Center for Professional Education (CPE,, which offers programs in Financial Planning, Genealogical Research, Interpreter Programs, Paralegal Studies, PMP Exam Preparation, Professional Fundraising, and Real Estate Studies Programs. The team is comprised of students, alums, and faculty members of CPE programs.

Cambridge A-ha Dragons

Charlestown High

Citizens Dragon

Citizens Dragon team attended the Boston Dragon Boat Festival for the first time in 2015. Colleagues from Finance, Credit Risk, Operation Risk, Treasury, and Corporate Strategy collaborated and improved their performance steadily while in training. The team made to the top 5 list in the financial division.

CYPN Cyclone

CYPN Lightning

CYPN Storm

CYPN Tempest

Deloitte Dragons

Once a year, the legendary Deloitte Dragons are roused from their slumber from deep within the bowels of Chinatown to compete in the Annual Boston Dragon Boat Race Festival. Comprised of the fiercest Accountants, Consultants, and Tax professionals within Massachusetts, the Dragons are hand-picked by the Gods (on a first-come, first-served basis). Following a rigorous, year-long training period that involves countless hours of computer work, ten-key data entry, Dragon Boat maintenance classes, reviews of financial documents, and wood-chopping; each Dragon is trained for two things: 1. Delivering excellent client service and 2. WINNING!!!! Although 2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey, on Sunday, June 12th the DRAGONS TAKE OVER!!!

Dragon Divas

Dragon Divas is a group of women from diverse backgrounds and life experiences who come together to honor the tradition of Dragon Boat racing and affirm the power of women working together.  We range from complete newbies to seasoned racers who were amongst the first to call for a women's division.  Though many of us began as strangers, we are united in our determination to paddle hard and have a blast on the water.

Dragon Rays

The Dragon Rays are a team of Breast Cancer Survivors and supports, we welcome all fitness levels, and enjoy the social aspects of Dragon Boating. 

Eastern Bank Fondue

Emerson College Lions

Roaring on the Charles for the 7th year, reflecting Emerson College's commitment to diversity and inclusion in action! Paddling for community engagement and fun, and to honor the tradition of dragon boat.

EY A Crewed Interest

Over the land there lies a long shadow, westward-reaching wings of darkness. The Tower trembles; to the tomb of kings doom approaches. The Dead awaken; for the hour is come for the Oathbreakers: at the Stone of Erech, they shall stand again and hear there a horn in the hills ringing. Whose shall the horn be? Who shall call them from the grey twilight, the forgotten people? The heir of him to whom the oath they swore. From the North shall he come, need shall drive him: he shall pass the Door to the Paths of the Dead.~~~or the short version~~~ We are EY Boston Tax professionals representing the Hancock Tower and working as a team to row like champions.

Fudan Univerity Alumni Association

Goldman Sachs Tritons

Harvard Engine 9

Harvard Phoenix

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Dragonauts

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is a not-for-profit health services company that, along with its subsidiaries, is improving the well-being of its 2.7 million customers.  Grounded in our mission to improve the quality and value of health care for the people and communities we serve, Harvard Pilgrim is consistently among America’s highest-rated health plans according to an annual ranking of the nation’s best health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings, 2015-16, HMO/POS/PPO). As your dedicated partner in health benefits and services, we offer programs like Eastern Harmony, which blends Western medical practices with Eastern traditions, and Visiting Family Medical Coverage*, which offers medical plans for visiting international loved ones. So, wherever, whenever you are looking for a partner to help get you healthy and stay that way, count us in!  Learn more at

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HCSSA Dragon Boat Team

The Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association (HCSSA) is a student organization dedicated to promoting social, intellectual and cultural activities for Chinese students and scholars at Harvard University as well as interested members in the Harvard community. It strives to provide opportunities and benefits for its members by facilitating exchange of information between China and Chinese students studying abroad and by defending the rights of its members on campus and in the United States. HCSSA encourages all, especially incoming, Chinese students and scholars at Harvard to join our organization and participate in our activities.

J&J Boston Ducklings

Jiao Tong

JLU-ZJU Synergy

Lesley Lynx Dragon Boat Team

Living Root Blue Boat

Living Root Red Boat

Living Root has been churning up the Boston waters since 2005. Our teammates include men, women, the young, and the recently young.  We have paddlers who hail from nations all across the globe, and we even have a Wookie.  We can turn anyone into a powerful paddler.  Are you doughy and pale?  We can get you toned and tanned in no time.  Are you compact and aggressive like a badger?  You’re a born drummer. Can you see where you’re going?  You’ll make an excellent helmsman.  There’s a place for everyone on our team.  Join us!  We have cookies.

Living Root Spring Fling

Metro Athletic Dragons

M.A.D is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established under the Metro Asian Cultural Exchange (M.A.C.E).  We were established in 1997 as one of the pioneers of dragon boat racing in the United States.  Our paddlers have competed all across the world, domestically in cities such as New York, Boston, Washington D.C, Hartford, Tampa Bay, San Francisco, etc and internationally in Hong Kong, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Rome, and Macau. Our members are taught the importance of trust, discipline, and teamwork.


Nanjing University & China Pharmaceutical University Alumni

Nankai TJU United

Northeastern CSA

Competing in its first race, the team was formed by a group of students who were involved with Northeastern University's Chinese Student Association. Coming from various paddling experience, the athletes of CSA are united by our drive and love of sport. We are friends and teammates who strive to work hard and have fun. We thrilled to spend our first summer in Boston on the Charles River.


Ocean State Dragon Boat Club

Ohana New England

Ohana New England is a nonprofit competitive dragon boat club in Boston. ONE is built on the value of success is earned through sweat and dedication. ONE consists of all levels of paddlers from all age groups.  We believe everyone has the potential to be a premier paddler and use the values learned on our boat to become successful in life. We participate in races in the U.S. and abroad.  We welcome people from all walks of life and all skill levels.  Once you are on our boat, you are a part of our family.  

Paradise City Dragon Boat

Paradise City Dragon Boat is a new team of cancer survivors and supporters paddling on the Connecticut River in Northampton, MA. We're a dynamic community organization focused on building individual fitness and health, contributing to our community, promoting awareness of the Connecticut River, and having as much fun as possible on and off the water.



Sharon Lakers

South Cove Stat Dragons

South Cove Community Health Center (SCCHC), founded in 1972 by a group of volunteers in Boston Chinatown, had its humble beginning from a storefront on Harrison Avenue. Today we are the premier Asian community health center in Massachusetts serving over 30,000 patients at our three clinics. We are dedicated to improving the health and well being of the medically underserved in Massachusetts with a special focus on Asian Americans. This mission is accomplished by providing high quality, community based health care which is accessible linguistically and culturally competent for these populations. South Cove has entered a team every year since 2004; we were also a participating team at the 1st Dragon Boat Festival, no figerglass boats back then!

Southeast Wind

State Street Golden Dragons

State Street Golden Sun

Sun Life Financial AAHA

Sun Life Financial U.S. fosters a culture of inclusion through our diversity agenda, which includes partnerships with a number of internal and external resources and community partners to drive the Company's diversity initiatives throughout the organization. AAHA (Asian American Heritage Association) is one of the five inclusion networks at Sun Life Financial. AAHA celebrates and promotes Asian American heritage via employee engagement and community outreach events and activities. AAHA aims to support the Asian American community by partnering with local non-profit organizations, fostering diversity recruiting, and creating networking and career development opportunities for its members. 


We're pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And we plan on finding out what that is.


The Bamboo Circle cultivates BCNC's next generation of leaders, volunteers, and donors through volunteering, social events, and charitable giving. We have a wide variety of events every year ranging from informal social gatherings to volunteering for BCNC's Youth Center.



Tsinghua alumni at greater Boston area

The B.A.D. Team a.k.a. Big Apple Dragons


The Dragon Boat Club of Boston (DBCB) is a competitive and social dragon boat club. Founded in 2001, DBCB is the oldest dragon boat club in Boston and competes across the United States and internationally. We are always welcoming new members, regardless of level of experience. Our expert coaches will get a paddle in your hands and have you paddling in no time. If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, feel free to email

Trapology Boston

Univ of Sci and Tech of China

This is a team organized by USTC Boston Alumni Association (USTC BAA). USTC BAA is an organization to unite and connect all USTC alumni in great Boston area to share information and provide services. 

Verizing Dragons

We've been here before, mostly lost but return battered but undeterred!

Wellington Management Four Seas

Wellington Management Four Seas 2

Wellness Warriors

Wellness Warriors Women

The Wellness Warriors is Massachusetts' only dragon boat team for cancer survivors. We provide a paddling support group for men and women of all ages diagnosed with many different types of cancer. We also include cancer caregivers in our membership since they, too, experience the stresses of a cancer diagnosis for someone they love.No matter where we are on the cancer journey, it is our rise to the physical challenges of dragon boat paddling, our love of this exciting sport and our deep care for each other that create magic in the boat.  Our mission is to provide new opportunities for cancer survivors and caregivers to heal - both physically and emotionally - by being active participants in their own recovery and part of a mutually empowering dragon boat team.

WonderBroads BCS Dragon Boat Team