Why You Should Join Our Team

We are residents of The Villages retirement community of Central Florida, the largest active retirement community in the world. 


We live by the proverb:

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old.

  We grow old because we stop playing.”

                                    George Bernard Shaw

And Play we do!  Link.  We are a highly competitive team that loves Dragon Boating and we work hard to achieve excellent results.  We are a mixed team with both men and women on our roster.  Over the years our team has evolved from being mostly retired Marines, to being a villages resident as the only requirement.  We believe in keeping our standards high and our ranks small.
The Leathernecks,  formed in January 2009 and in time we have proven that we are a team to be reckoned with.  We are a group of highly motivated paddlers as defined by the amount of time we put into our training. Just recently, the team has expanded to include an all Women's team, "The Leatherneck Paddle Pushers".   Who have already demonstrated their competitive drive. 


But hard work isn’t everything.  We are a family first, we love to party and get together often.  The camaraderie within our team is just amazing.   It’s a great family sport where your kids and grandkids can come and watch, and be awed at what getting older should be about.


If you like the outdoors and enjoy canoeing, kayaking, sailing, or just being on the water,  if your bored with going to the gym to work-out, you'll love Dragon Boat Racing.  The adrenalin rush when the starting whistle goes off is just not to be believed.   


We are ”Leathernecks ”,  “Grand Masters”  in the sport of Dragon Boat Racing.  We would love to have you join us and see what the sport is all about.