The Brisbane River Dragons Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe Club (BRD) and Dragons Abreast Brisbane (DAB) train on the Brisbane River from the Colmslie Recreation Reserve located at: 

400-420 Lytton Road, Colmslie.
(behind the State Hockey Centre)
see opposite for map

Our training sessions are designed to suit all levels of ability and fitness, from absolute beginners to advanced, representative training.

Training Times

The racing seasons for dragon boating and outrigger canoeing cover the entire calendar year, so we are always on the water training no matter what time of year.

However, if you are new to paddling, we suggest that our Saturday sessions would be the best time to come along. See the Introductory Session page for more details. Please make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to times listed to help prepare the boats, this will also give us time to run you through the warm up.

Our training times vary throughout the season, so be sure to check frequently for the latest times.


Dragon Boat

Saturday BRD 7:00am arrival for 7:30am session start - All welcome
Saturday MBT 7:00am arrival for 7:30am session start
Monday BRD 5.30pm for 6.00pm start
BRD 5.30pm for 6.00pm start

(Summer training time of 7am arrival for 7:30 on water commence Saturday 5 October) 

Outrigger Canoe

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to times listed for warm up and to help get the boats on the water.

Monday 5.00am on water - Outrigger - OC6 plus personal craft (OC1, OC2 and skis)
Wednesday 5.00am on water - Outrigger - OC6 plus personal craft (OC1, OC2 and skis)
Friday 5.00am on water - Outrigger - Personal craft (OC1, OC2 and skis)
Saturday - OC6 - 6:00am for 6:30 commencing 12 October
Sunday Coastal session with time/location to be determined during the week - Outrigger Personal craft

Information distributed on TEAMER - contact Norbert if you want to be included

Training times are current as at October 2019
Any changes to the schedule will be communicated via e-news and on the BRD Facebook page.

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