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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.
Contact us to find out more. 

Training is back for 2020

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Established in 1998 Brisbane River Dragons (BRD) is the oldest dragon boat club in Brisbane. Since its inception BRD has also introduced outrigger canoe as a paddling discipline as another core activity of the club. We are a highly competitive, yet social paddling club, which trains and competes throughout the year.

We provide members with the opportunity to train in a range of water craft types from OC6 and OC2 outrigger canoes, kayaks, and of course, the biggest of them all, dragon boats. Our training sessions are tailored for all level of paddlers, social or highly competitive. Our competition goals are pursued with annual campaigns at the State, National and World Championship levels becoming more successful each year. 

BRD has been supported by several government grants which have enabled it to further develop its fleet and implement its business plan, which will guide our future growth and development.

BRD maintains highly qualified coaching teams in both dragon boat and outrigger canoe disciplines to ensure maximum development and performance of its members.

There are five different categories in which BRD competes competitively during the dragon boat season which generally runs from around August to April the following year.

Junior (12-18 yrs) 
Premier (any age)
Masters (Senior A - 40 yrs +)
Grand Masters (Senior B - 50 yrs +)
Great Grand Masters (Senior C – 60 yrs +)
Dragons Abreast (any age)
(Each category has men, women and mixed divisions)

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 17 and 24 October 2020 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. Outrigger... 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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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 6:30am arrival for 7:00am start or as advertised on TeamReach
Tuesday and Thursday night training 5:30pm for 6pm start
Paddlers must register to attend via TeamReach

Saturday MBT 6.30am arrival for 7:00am start or as advertised on TeamReach
Paddlers must register to attend via TeamReach

This information is current as at December 2020

Monday, Wednesday and Friday OC6  4:30am for 5am on water (approx 1 hour) 
Saturday OC6 5:30am for 6:00am 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 December 2020


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