What we're about
Dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia today. It attracts a wide range of people from different cultural backgrounds and age groups with different levels of fitness, making it one of the most diverse sports available in Australia today.
The Yarra River Dragons, one of the largest clubs in Melbourne. We compete in regattas, championships locally, regionally and overseas and we are social, fun and an easy-going bunch!
You will find us training around Victor Harbour, but we also like to explore Melbourne with social events like dinners, trivia nights, weekends away and other events.
We are looking for like-minded, sociable people who like the outdoors and have a sense of adventure to join our club. It doesn't matter if you don't have any experience of the sport as we will be there to help train you up! You don't have to be super sporty or really fit, just keen to have a bit of an adventure and some fun.
8.30 am - 10:30 am Saturdays
Community Boat Hub, Docklands
Catch tram 11 or 48 to the end of Collins St;
Walk past The Library at The Dock and around to the left to the Community Boat Hub;
There's car parking in Bourke Street or Safeway in Merchant St; or
Ride your bike.
On arrival at training ask for one of our coaches - David, Eliza, Jarrod, Amanda or Club Captains Emily or Julian who will kit you up, give you a safety briefing and get you out on the water!
What do I wear?
• clothes you are prepared to get wet
• sports shorts/trousers/lycra/thongs/sneakers/boat shoes
• t-shirt/sweater - anything lightweight
• no denim as it gets heavy when wet
• sunglasses, hat, suncream, sun protection (wet shirt)
• water bottle
• towel and a change of clothes (we have change rooms and hot showers)
• sense of humour
• cash - we have breakfast at D.G. Expresso at Safeway after Saturday training.
We'll provide paddles, life jackets, boats and fun, fitness and friendship
If you're keen to join us for a paddle, please email email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go to our website for more information http://www.yarrariverdragons.com .
The first 3 sessions are FREE!
See you soon :-)