New Paddlers

Thinking about taking up dragon boat paddling?

New paddlers are always welcome at our club regardless of experience, gender or fitness.   

Paddlers must be over the age of 10. All are welcome, especially people 40 years of age and over. We are a seniors’ focussed dragon boat club. 

You can join for one free month with a Dragon Pass FREE of charge so you can get a feel for the sport and a taste of what our club is like. Contact us and we will work out how and when we can help to get you started.


We have a coaching team made up of qualified coaches.

What we provide

  • Dragon Boat
  • Paddle
  • PFD (a personal floatation device which is similar to a life jacket)
  • Coaching

What you need to bring

  • Clothes that are comfortable to paddle in -  hat, shorts, a t-shirt, and runners (Spring/summer)
  • Thermals, spray jacket and paddling gloves (Autumn/Winter)
  • A dry change of clothes.
  • A water bottle.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
  • A desire to have a bit of fun.
  • Proof of Covid vaccinations

Training times

Training is held 3 times a week in the warmer months, reducing to twice weekly in the colder moth when the Monday training session is dropped. 

  • Saturday 8:45 am  to 10:30 am 
  • Monday 5:45 pm  to 7:30 pm 
  • Wednesday 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm 

New paddlers need to be at the Community Boat Hub by 8.30am on Saturday or 5:30pm on Monday or Wednesday to be fitted with a paddle and PFD. And, it's helpful if you contact us in advance if you intend to drop in so we can keep an eye out for you.


Community Boat Hub 912 Collins St. Docklands (Melways Ref: 2E 7E). This is next door to "The Dock" (Docklands Library). Click here for a map.

Public Transport

Trams 11 and 48  terminate in Collins Street just outside the 'Library at The Dock' and the stop is inside the "Free Tram" zone.

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