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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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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

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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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Mates 4 Mates Fundraiser - 22 Push-Up Challenge

The Solider Recovery Program and Mates for Mates provides valuable support for soldiers affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of their service to our country. The 22 Push-up Challenge has been doing the rounds to raise awareness for this very real problem facing our service men and women. BRD are hosting a group push-up challenge to raise the bar and also some very much needed funding in support of this worthy cause. Get tog... Read more

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BRD OC Competition News

BRD OC Competition News 2016 IVF World Sprint Titles The World Sprint Titles were held at Lake Kawana on the beautiful Sunshine Coast from the 8th to 15th May. The weather was almost perfect for the whole event and close to 400 races were held involving over 2000 paddlers. The event consisted of 250m and 500m straight, 1000m (three turns) and 1500m (five turns) races. BRD paddlers competing were Gerri McKelson (5th V12 60’s), Rae Osman (5th V... Read more

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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:
Wed 5:30 pm arrive for 6pm start
Sat MBT 6:30am arrival for 7am start
Sat BRD 7:30am arrival for 8am start
(Monday night training commences 24 October 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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