At Gold Coast Dragons, we have a diverse membership base in just about every way. Our ages, incomes, fitness levels, education and commitment to the sport all vary. However, the one thing we all have in common is our relaxed, laid-back attitudes.
Who can paddle?
YOU!!! Anyone is welcome to come and give it a go. Come on down for your 3 FREE trial sessions. We are always looking for new paddlers so we want you.
History of Club
The Gold Coast Dragon Boat Club was established in 1991 with many of its original crew being Gold Coast City Council employees. The Gold Coast Dragons attended their first Australian Dragon Boat Championships in Sydney in 1993, and have competed at every Australian Title since. In 1994, with sponsorship, Gold Coast Dragons attended their first International Dragon Boat Regatta in Macau, China. In 1996, due to the need for independence and ownership of club direction, the Gold Coast Dragon Boat Association Inc became an independent incorporated association.
We are a non-profit sporting organisation, who prides itself on having fun and keeping fit, as well as competing on a National and International level.
The Gold Coast Dragons are members of DBQ (Dragon Boat Queensland) and AusDBF (Australian Dragon Boat Federation). We believe this is an important aspect of our sport, as it assists with the development and direction of the sport in Queensland and Australia.
Our sport is governed by IDBF (International Dragon Boat Federation) rules and regulations. Gold Coast Dragon Boat Club has achieved astonishing results both here in Australia and overseas, successfully competing at National and International level for over 15 years.
Dragon Boat Queensland
DBQ is the state governing body for dragon boating in Queensland and is proud of its paddlers, their hard work, their team spirit, and dedication to the sport.
With over 1000 paddlers, a 400% growth in the last five years, dragon boating has never looked so good. With clubs from Mackay to St George, from Brisbane to Tweed, people interested in dragon boating can choose from one of 18 clubs Queensland-wide.
Dragon boating has an esteemed 2500 year history and you can be a part of this amazing sport in 2017. Dragon boating in Queensland is only going to get bigger and better!