Like team sports? Want to get fit and have fun?

Blackwattle Bay Dragon Boat Club - Introduction to Dragon Boat

Our popular dragon boat for beginners course is on again! Learn how to dragon boat with Blackwattle Bay Dragon Boat Club in Pyrmont. We're near the Sydney Fish Markets.

This two session introductory course teaches you the basics of dragon boat paddling, as well as giving you a chance to spend time paddling with our members and experience the sport in an inclusive and safe way.

You will learn how to paddle in a dragon boat with an experienced coach guiding you through basic technique with some fun paddling activities. Come out and enjoy the water and the great outdoors!

2020 Introduction to Dragon Boating session dates

Cost: $20 for both sessions. If you become a member, the $20 is deducted from your membership fee.

Each session will focus on different aspects of dragon boating, so be sure to attend both. Come and join us on the below dates. Paddles and lifejackets are provided. We are a Covid safe sporting club.

Time: 8.30am to 11am.

November dates

  • Session 1: Sunday 08 November
  • Session 2: Sunday 15 November

Sign up to the November intro session.

December dates

  • Session 1: Sunday 06 December
  • Session 2: Sunday 13 December

Sign up to the December intro session.

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After you have completed your two intro sessions, you are welcome to enjoy a regular training session with us the week after for free!

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What to bring

      • T-shirts / rashies / singlet,
      • shorts / padded bike pants,
      • water shoes / reef shoes / thongs,
      • sunscreen, sunglasses, hat,
      • water, towel,
      • change of clothes (because you are going to get wet!!!)
      • plastic bag to keep your clothes in etc.

Where do we train?

Bank Street, Pyrmont (near Sydney Fish Markets). How to get to the training site.

Just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure a seat on our boat!  Feel free to ask us any questions.  Dragon Boat Racing is fun and easy to learn.  It is an activity suitable for anyone who is 12 years and above. All equipment and instructions will be provided.

Watch a video from our introductory course