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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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Training is back for 2020

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Congratulations BRD on a great regatta.

There are so many people to thank - too many to mention every single person, but ....

A special thank you to Ewen for all the behind the scenes work with registrations and race draw and then putting it all together on the day. Thank you to Norbert for towing the Dragon Boats, Sue B and Blair for the taking the equipment in their ute's, Erica for her support boat and Paul for towing the QDBF trailer. Plus a thank you to everyone else to brought up tables, drums, tails, heads and various other bits and piece including the last minute purchase of 4 new 3x3 pop ups. Thank you to Di O for organising the equipment and making sure we had everything we needed. I hope that the next time we run a regatta we have our equipment trailer to make it all a little easier!

Everyone who worked and paddled on the day - what an awesome effort - it all went like clockwork, with Helen and Ann getting everything sorted first up on registrations & then throughout the day on results, Tracy and Shaz on Marshalling getting all the crews ready, Dallas for organising the visiting sweeps, Emiliia, and her team of boat handlers, Janelle G and her team of timekeepers, Adam and Gary starting the many races, Norbert and Rick Read (Redlands) for calling the races all day, - it was all coming together very well (in the end). Thank you to Blair and Erica for zipping up and down in the support boat. Janelle P and Leigh did a fantastic job organising the raffle and thank you to Edith all the DDA (MBT) for arranging l the food and manning the food tent, June S for selling all the tickets in the raffles.

A big thank you to all the paddlers too especially Scotty Carmichael who was thrust into the position of race team organiser- some members were nearly in every race - and still smiling! Even the weather didn't dampen our spirits. Feedback from the clubs justified Blair and Ewens decision to run with 10s and the skins event to give paddlers a bit of variety. The 1800m race was also great to watch and more exciting on the shorter course. Congratulations to Denise for doing a great job sweeping this race taking our crew on the inside line around the southern end corner with millimetres to spare while Tracy E's drumming and calls could be heard all over the Sunshine Coast - great work - you all looked fantastic.

Thank you BRD as a club you can all pat yourselves on the back for this one. That's one down and one to go! So time for a short rest and then it's all hands on deck for Chinese New Year - our biggest fundraiser for the year.

BRD Sports Regatta Results

  • Open Small Boat (10's) 200m Knockout - TeWaka
  • Premier Women Small Boat (10's) 200m Knockout - TeWaka
  • Premier Mixed Small Boat (10's) 200m Knockout - TeWaka
  • Open 200m Knockout - BRD
  • Premier Women 200m Knockout - Lanakila
  • Pink Challenge - Missabittatitti
  • Premier Mixed 500m - TeWaka
  • Masters Mixed 500m - Broadwater
  • GrandMasters Mixed 500m - Manly
  • Mixed 1,500 - TeWaka



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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