Learn To Paddle

Learn to Paddle

Sign up for a FREE 28 day trial!

Learn to paddle in a dragon boat with a Dragon Pass which gives you 28 days free paddling! 

You dont need any previous experience, come along to one of our training sessions to see what its all about and we can gaurentee you will be hooked.

Check out our events page for any upcoming come and try sessions or contact us to arrange a trial.

What to bring/wear:

  • Clothes you don't mind getting wet

  • Dry/warm clothes and towel for after training

  • Enclosed anti-slip shoes such as boat shoes or Crocs or even an older pair of runners (though you might want to wash them after training to avoid offending others in the boat!)

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat

  • Water

And of course bring your enthusiasm!

What not to take on the water:

Valuables such as phones, designer sunglasses, keys, cameras and non-waterproof watches. These can be left on land in our lockup shed.

We will provide paddles and PFD (personal floatation device).  

What to expect:

Fun, hard work, adventure, the thrill of racing dragon boats, excitment, friends for life!

Dragon boat racing is a great way to get fit, make new friends, compete in a team sport and have fun all at the same time!

So what are you waiting for? Register for your dragon pass and come give us a try!

Safety Corner

At Ryde Dragon Boat Club safety is our first concern.

There are a few steps we can take to make our training sessions safer and more enjoyable for all. Therefore, it is club policy that PFD's (personal floatation devices) are worn by:

  • Anyone aged 14 years and under
  • Anyone unable to swim 50m fully clothed / or anyone who isn't a confident swimmer
  • All sweeps
  • Anyone sitting on the front of the boat

PFD's are provided by the club if you don't have your own.

Please remember to listen to your sweep at all times, their first responsibility is your safey. This includes when loading/unloading the boats.


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