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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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Saturday 14th April the gruelling Gold Coast Cup OC Change Over Race was held with our Open Women’s Crew  coming in first to take the Gold Medal - awesome job girls!!!

It was a long hard 40km race starting at Greenmount finishing at the Spit (Southport), with confusion at the start line, wind, big waves, rain and finally sunshine. Oh and I forgot the changes on the way.

Congratulations to the team, Sandy, Vanessa, Rowie, Cath, Carrie, Brenda, Nicole, Spilly, Vee and Kylie.

What a way to spend 3hrs 27mins and 38secs just paddling with the girls!!!

BRD also had a second Open Womens crew racing, some paddlers competing in their first Changeover Race. While we didn't take line honours, this was a great experience, hard at times but we survived!!

While we paddled in the same conditions, add in sea sickness, our steerer who did the whole race - we had it all!! Well done to my fellow crew members Di, Ren, Carol, Ang, Tracy P, Tracy E, Janine, Cindy (NZ) and massive thanks to Suzy from our sister club Caloundra for steering us all the way home.

Heaps of positives, we all got in the canoe (somehow), we didn't flip at all and we weren't the last canoe to finish the race.

Like Spilly says just a 4hr 8min 30sec paddle with the girls.

And of course we had an Open Men’s crew competing as well. I hear they ran a couple of Huli drills along the way! Great job boys to still be up there with the gun crews from Outrigger and Mooloolaba. Recorded time 3hrs 23mins 45secs. Congrats to Adam, Mithra, Steve, Rod, Mark, Bryon, Kira, Jason and Wazza.

For all crews to compete in this race there is a lot to be done, canoes to race start and rigged, plus all the bits, 3 support boats with drivers and managers, changeover charts, transport.

Big thanks to Bryon, Norbert, Steve and boys for getting canoes to race start and rigged Friday morning. Norbert and Steve for towing and organizing the boats. Thanks Uncle Blair for your boat and looking after the second girls crew, Aidan and Gerri for being Managers. Thanks to the coaches Sandy and Bryon for pulling it together with the Change charts.

Great team effort everyone, fantastic support and co-operation what a great team spirit. We all definitely deserved and enjoyed those Coronas afterwards.

Thanks to all and apologies if I've left out anyone.

See you all on the water soon.


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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