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Dragon boating is not a “new sport” – people have been participating in this sport for over 2,000 years. The standard crew complement of a contemporary dragon boat is around 22, comprising 20 paddlers in pairs facing toward the bow of the boat, 1 drummer or caller at the bow facing the paddlers and 1 sweep or steerer at the rear of the boat.
Dragon Boat paddling is suitable for all ages (children, men and women ages 8 to 80+) and is a great way to get fit, build upper body strength and reduce waistlines, and improve Mental Health. Every part of your body gets a good overall workout, including your smile muscles, and it beats spending hours in the gym. What a great way to make new friends, get fit and have fun all at the one time.
Just come wearing clothes you don’t mind getting wet, (it is a water sport) a hat and bring a water bottle. Everything else you need is provided, and the first three paddles are free to see if you enjoy the sport. A coach will run you through the actions before getting in the boat.
(Please arrive 30 mins before training times to warm up etc)
Paddling times may vary during the year. Please check the Club’s facebook page for any change.
For those who have a competitive nature, our Club is one of four that competes in the “Greater Wide Bay Regatta Series” held each year. Further competition is the SE Qld Regattas held throughout the year. Members have been selected to represent Queensland and Australia at State and World Regattas.
Come and have a try!