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Established in 1998 Brisbane River Dragons (BRD) is the oldest dragon boat club in Brisbane. BRD is also an outrigger canoe club. We are a competitive club offering local, state, national and international competition. Although a competitive club, we also offer social paddling for fun and fitness with training available all year round.

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Next Come and Try session Saturday 11 Feb 2017

There will be no Come and Try session this Saturday 4 February at Colmslie. Come and Try sessions will be back on Saturday 11 Feb. First three sessions are free. Come down and give it a go. Visit our introductory page to register your interest in attending. Read more

Missabittatitti - 2000m BCS World Champions

     WOW!!! What an awesome opportunity to paddle against 4 other standard boat crews from Canada, USA, NZ and Australia. Our crew consisted of ladies who had only been paddling about a year and never been to the Australian National Titles, right through to those who had a number of National and International events under their belts. Knowing we would have some very tough competition, we started training in earnest, sometimes up to 5/6 times... Read more

Australiasian Police and Emergency Services Games DB Regatta

On Sunday 9 October 2016, Brisbane River Dragons hosted the Dragon Boat Regatta for the Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games (APESG) at Lake Kawana on the Sunshine Coast. The APESG for 2016 was an event comprising in excess of 50 sports, with BRD and DBQ successfully negotiating with the Games Management team to include dragon boating as an official sport for the first time. Read more

OC Results - Noosa Competition

Great results for BRD Outriggers who competed at Noosa on the weekend. Congratulations to all paddlers who participated on the day. Read more

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Upcoming events

TeWaka Regatta
March 05, 2017

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DBQ State Championships
March 25, 2017 00:00

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Australian National Championships
April 18, 2017 00:00

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Introductory session

The easiest way to get involved and to see what the sport is all about is to come along to our weekly intro sessions. These sessions are designed to help you understand what we are about and see if this is the sport for you. Read more

Corporate Events

Looking for a unique team building activity? BRD's experienced coaches and sweeps will have you paddling like experts in no time. Events can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Plan your next corporate event with BRD. Read more

Training Times

Dragon Boat Training:
Mon & Wed 5:30pm arrival for 6pm start
Sat MBT 6:30am arrival for 7am start
Sat BRD 6:30am arrival for 7am start
(NEW Summer BRD time of 6.30am commences 19 November 2016)

Outrigger Canoe Training
Monday , Wednesday, Friday
5am on water
Personal craft (OC1, OC2 & skis) Wed OC6 arranged by team
Sunday - Coastal session with time/location TBD during week

Thursday 5:45pm arrival for 6pm start

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