Dragon boating is an excellent way to get fit - it's a full body workout covering upper body, core and legs. 

Hello, we're the Flying Dragons and our club has 3 training locations - Pyrmont, Narooma and us at Narrabeen Lake.

As much as we love training and competitions we're also a social bunch with mix of bbqs, pub visits and the occasional weekend away for races.

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Training Times

We train every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at Narrabeen Lake.

Tuesday - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Thursday - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Sunday - 8:00am to 10:00am

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What to Expect at Training

We arrive to training 5 minutes prior so we'll have the boats into the water without delay.  Then we'll do a warm up, hop into the boat and go out for an awesome paddle.  After we return to shore we get the boats out of the water and finish up with a warm down.

Racing

We race throughout the NSW dragon boating season which runs from September through to April.  It involves 20 paddlers, a sweep (steerer) and a drummer in a purpose built boat competing in races over various distances (e.g. 200m and 500m).

Try dragon boat racing

Being a racing club we're looking for new members who are able to attend 2 - 3 training sessions per week and can compete at the race days (approx. 1 per month during the season). 

You must be warned ... racing is totally addictive.

What to wear

Shorts, t-shirt and bring a water bottle.  We'll provide you with a paddle.

It's a good idea to bring a towel and a change of clothes just in case you get wet (it's a water sport after all) .  You should lock your valuables in your car and our car keys are put in a waterproof bag and taken out with us.

Some FAQ's about Dragon Boating

  • You will get wet
  • You are unlikely to capsise but need to be able to swim 50m
  • As always slip slop slap in the Aussie sun - sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
  • Always bring water to drink
  • Bring a change of clothes, towel and spare bag (for wet clothes)

Where to meet

Jamieson Park on the shore of Narrabeen Lakes.

We launch the boats next to the 2nd boat ramp and we arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled training time so we can get the boats into the water without delay.

 

This video shows the journey of the new Pyrmont members from open day through to the Chinese New Year 2014 Regatta at Darling Harbour Sydney.

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