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BRD is back on the water offering both dragon boat and outrigger canoe training.
New and experienced paddlers are welcome at BRD.
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Dragon Boat State Titles 2016 are done.

We now turn our focus back to training and in a few short weeks ahead, the National Championships and World Club Crews in Adelaide. It's been a fantastic weekend for BRD, but there's still plenty of work to do to be even better. You have all been a fantastic club group to paddle and enjoy success with. My heartiest thanks and congratulations to you all.

Following on from yesterday's success, today we entered 10 categories and came away with 5 x Gold and 5 x Silver medals. After winning the State Championship Trophy yesterday in Small Boats, today we came away with the State Championship Trophy for Standard Boats.

Overall results are 9 x Gold, 13 x Silver, 1 x Bronze and 2 x State Championship Trophies.

A special note for the Dragons Abreast Crews. Yesterday the two crews took out Gold and Silver in the Small Boat Category and today the Gold in the Standard Boat. What a remarkable achievement and just reward for the efforts that have gone into your preparation for this event and Worlds to come.

This weekend also saw our largest true Prem group paddle at a State Titles for many years. You keep us all young with your enthusiasm and the results you have experienced are fantastic not only for you, but the club going forward as a whole. Hope to see you for many more campaigns.

The goal was set to achieve Champion club status, and thanks to you all, that's what we did.

Thankyou to everyone who towed trailers for this weekend and to everyone who helped out with admin, team boards and site work.

Last of all, to Ewen McDonald. The preparation, the attention to detail, patience and long hours you have put in have been exceptional. I'm sure I can speak for everyone when I say that we admire and thank you for your total dedication to ensuring that BRD teams compete at their very best level and are well prepared for the forthcoming big stage events.

Mark Slater....President.

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Latest news and information

Training is back on - Introductory paddlers welcome!

BRD is happy to announce that the full dragon boat and outrigger canoe programs are up and running. Our coaching and management teams have worked hard to get us back on the water while ensuring that we have a safe environment that is fully compliant with all government regulations. We are also now able to welcome visitors back to BRD and introductory paddlers are welcome. Bookings are essential. Click here for further information and to book.  ... Read more


On Saturday 23 November 2019 Brisbane River Dragons is hosting an Introduction to paddling session as part of the Ready, set, paddle initiative of AOCRA SQZone. The session is FREE and is open to men and women of all ages. Outrigger canoe paddling is a popular activity that provides fun and fitness as well as competition opportunities. Each boat takes six people including a steerer who sits in seat six and controls the boat. Outriggers train ... Read more

AusChamps 2019

AusChamps 2019 was another successful championship for BRD dragon boat racing achieving huge results at the Canberra regatta. Well done to the coaching team and competitors, you’ve done your club proud!   Results for 2019 are: Masters Racing Senior B Mixed Small Boat 2019  Silver 500m Bronze 200   Senior B Women Small Boat Gold 200m Gold 500m small   Senior B Women Standard Boat Gold 2k Senior B women qualified ... Read more

Pan Pacs 2018 - Dragon Boat

Pan Pacs … What an amazing experience BRD! A great event with success on the water and a load of comradery and memories made on the beach. The Snr A ladies so gritty, sneaking into every repercharge, semi and grand final showing continuous improvement every race. The Open B men winning 500m Grand Final in the fastest time of the day in 2.05.91 .The Snr B ladies just missing 2 golds by millimetres. Snr B Mixed finishing 4th by 10ths of seconds... Read more

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Upcoming events

Try Dragon Boating - DB Introductory Series
October 03, 2020 07:15

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BRD Regatta
January 17, 2021

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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

All BRD Paddlers
Saturday 7:30am arrival for 8:00am or 8:30am for 9:00am start or as advertised on TeamReach
Wednesday night training resumes 5 August 2020: 5:30 for 6pm
Paddlers must register to attend via TeamReach

Saturday MBT 7.30am arrival for 8:00am start or as advertised on TeamReach
Paddlers must register to attend via TeamReach

This information is current as at July 2020

Monday, Wednesday and Friday OC6  4:30am for 5am on water (approx 1 hour) 
Saturday OC6 6am for 6:30 on water (approx 2 hours)
Sunday - activities as arranged by OC Coaches

TEAMER registration required for boat planning
Contact Norbert if you need to be added to TEAMER

This information is current as at July 2020


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