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BRD is proud to have qualified in three categories at the 2020 Dragon Boat Club Crew World Championships in France:
Breast Cancer Survivor, Senior B Women and Premier women
Congratulations to all who assisted gain these qualifications and good luck to everyone competing.  

Club Crew World Championships 2020

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Getting us back on the water has been the focus of DBQ and BRD MC in recent weeks. 

We are currently in stage 2 with approval received from the Chief Health Officer for ten in a boat with specific seating plans. Submissions were made to attempt to get full boats and greater flexibility with the outcome achieved being the best that could be negotiated. 

Note: the only constant at the moment is change! These docs will be subject to change and will be updated as required. 

Negotiations are underway with the relevant authorities to obtain further concessions for dragon boating as part of Stage 3 which is due to commence on 10 July 2020. DBQ is very hopeful of approval for a return to full boats at that time, so fingers crossed that eventuates. 

If you have any questions about the DBQ plan please contact Mark Slater at If you have any questions about BRD's plan or the application of it please contact Julia Clark


Latest news and information

COVID-19 Suspends Training Sessions

Group training sessions at BRD are currently suspended on the advice of health authorities and the Government due the Covid-19 pandemic.  During this time BRD facilities are not open to non-members. We are not able to welcome visitors, conduct introductory sessions or accommodate corporate or  team building activities.  We appreciate your patience during this time and look forward to recommencing our social, competitive and corporate program... 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

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 and Sunday 7:00m arrival for 7:30am start
Monday & Wednesday 5.30pm arrival for 6.00pm start
(Sunday sessions please use Teams to indicate attendance)

Saturday MBT 7.00am arrival for 7:30am start


This information is current as at February 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 November 2019


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