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Southern Storm Paddling Club is a young (3 seasons) Dragon Boat club based in the Melbourne Docklands on Victoria Harbour. Dragon Boating is a team sport with up to 22 people in a boat so it's more about working together than anything else. (Female teams, male teams and mixed 50/50)

We are a seriously competitive team and are looking for sports minded people who are committed to training hard to achieve results. You don't need experience in the sport to start with us as we will teach you everything you need to know and provide ongoing coaching and training as long as you are prepared to put in the time. Paddling is just about a full body workout where flexibility and timing are more important than strength but you will improve all of those areas. 

We train on Saturday mornings at 8.30am about 46 weeks of the year including through winter. From July onwards to start to add in additional nights starting with 6pm Tuesday, then by November we add 6pm Thursday and after Christmas 6pm Wednesday as we build to the Championships in March. There are some Sunday regattas along the way and then National Competitions interstate in April.

While we do have some experienced members with many years under their belt many others of our team are in their first or second season and haven't forgotten how it was that first time! We have a great range of ages, a fantastic mix of nationalities and cultures and a great supporting team spirit! Once we're all dressed in Green then we're all just one team!

In 2015 we placed 2nd overall in the State Championships and are in the top 3 nationally on times and we are aiming higher! We will ease you into the sport but we are looking for commitment to fitness, time, teamwork and our training schedule. 

In 2016 the National Championships will be in Adelaide in April and then later in the year we get various invitations to compete overseas around the Asian region. (Some teams have also been to Canada to race)

You can come out with us for 3 FREE sessions to see how you like the sport before committing to membership and getting that green racing shirt and become a "Stormie"! Come and join us for a unique experience. You'll love the view from the water!

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Southern Storm Paddle Club (Dragon Boat)

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  • 2 days ago · 8:30 AM

    Dragon Boat Training

    3 Awesome Paddlers

    Right now we are recruiting and team building towards the new season beginning in August 2016 and then competions from September to March. We will hold a specific 'Team... Learn more

  • August 13 · 8:30 AM

    Dragon Boat Training

    2 Awesome Paddlers

    Right now we are recruiting and team building towards the new season beginning in August 2016 and then competions from September to March. We will hold a specific 'Team... Learn more

  • August 6 · 8:30 AM

    Dragon Boat Training

    4 Awesome Paddlers

    Right now we are recruiting and team building towards the new season beginning in August 2016 and then competions from September to March. We will hold a specific 'Team... Learn more

  • July 16 · 8:30 AM

    Dragon Boat Training

    5 Awesome Paddlers

    Right now we are recruiting and team building towards the new season beginning in August 2016 and then competions from September to March. We will hold a specific 'Team... Learn more

  • July 9 · 8:30 AM

    Dragon Boat Training

    4 Awesome Paddlers

    Right now we are recruiting and team building towards the new season beginning in August 2016 and then competions from September to March. We will hold a specific 'Team... Learn more

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