In the Pink bought two boats in the spring of 2012 and began building teams of people interested in learning to paddle in the Jacksonville area.  We are now known as the Jacksonville Dragon Boat Club.  We even have a team for breast cancer survivors!  For more information, visit

Our teams have a mission:  to introduce dragon boating to the Jacksonville community and get people engaged in a healthy lifestyle.  We believe that true winners are people who support their community, engage others in becoming more physically fit in a positive environment, and reach out to people in a time of need.  We are continually striving to become better paddlers, all while having fun and enjoying the camaraderie that only a team can provide.  Dragon boat paddling has changed all of our lives for the better.  Every team member is as important as the next…none of us could do it without the support of our teammates.  We allow no negativity on our teams!  Only positive spirits allowed!  The world in stressful enough…dragon boat paddling provides us with the opportunity to “de-stress” and enjoy life on our beautiful waterways!

If you haven’t tried this sport, please come give it a try.  You too can get bit by the dragon!  Contact Marty Millard at or call 904-536-3475.  You can also join us for an introductory paddle by visiting , typing in Jacksonville Dragon Boat Club, and once there, entering your information, and rsvp’ing for an open paddle.  We provide the boats, the paddles, the life vests, and the instructors!  You can also visit for more information.