It's easy to learn how to paddle, so come along to one of our training sessions to have a try. First 3 sessions are free!
We meet on the grass near the Southern Cross Yacht Club, Yarralumla [view location map].
Note: Times are set to allow warm ups and cool downs on land. Training sessions will always be on. If conditions are unsafe for going on the water, land based training may be held instead - so bring your sports shoes in the car for every session.
You can bring a temporary membership form along so you are covered for insurance, or complete one at your first training session. All equipment is provided.
If you would like more information about training please contact us.
Below are the different membership types we have to offer:
Your membership lasts for 12 months from the date you join.
Dragon Boat ACT fees cover the use of boats, paddles and other equipment (including maintenance and upkeep), entry fees for local regattas, and insurance coverage while you are training or racing. The building levy goes toward the cost of moving into purpose-built premises in the future.
The Diamond Phoenix fee is used by the club to cover the costs of training aids, equipment, uniforms, entry fees for 'away' regattas and subsidised travel and/or accommodation costs where possible.
The club actively seeks grants and other appropriate sources of funding, and regularly participates in a number of fundraising activities. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the club or have access to information about such opportunities, please contact the club.
We have a uniform for members to purchase:
We care about the health and safety of our
If you are pregnant, have been previously inactive, or suffer from any medical conditions it is recommended that you seek medical advice before commencing vigorous physical activity. You should be aware that dragon boating is a water-based sport and there is a risk of serious injury or death from participating in the sport of dragon boating. If you are willing to accept this then you participate completely at your own risk, and you agree to hold harmless the association and its registered members from liability. You agree to abide by the rules and regulations set by Dragon Boat ACT (trading as Canberra Dragon Boats Association Inc). We suggest that members/prospective members familiarise themselves with the safety guidelines and rules and regulations of the association, available on the DBACT website.