Try Paddling

Come and try paddling! 

We'd love to have you come try paddling with us! We accept paddlers of all levels, beginner to elite. 

We know that it can take a few goes to see if you want to become a Sloth, so there's no obligation, just come and try. If you are new to dragon boating, you'll get your first 4 weeks of training and racing for free. 


How to Get Started

Come to an Open Day or join any of our training sessions.

Both options include the first 28 days of training and racing for free. 

1. Open Days - Come and try paddling with other new paddlers at an Open Day. We usually run these in Spring and early Summer. You can find details on our Events Page

2. Join a training session - you're welcome to try us out at any of our training sessions. No previous experience needed. Click the link below and select 'New Member' and get a free 'Dragon Pass' membership. Then email or message us to RSVP for training.

Free Dragon Pass Membership 


Training Times

  • Sunday mornings: 7:45am to 10:00am

  • Monday evenings: 6.45pm to 8.30pm

  • Wednesday evenings: 6.45pm to 8.30pm 

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to your first session

Training Location

1 Bank Street, Pyrmont, under the Anzac bridge. Free parking available on site. Closest public transport: Fish market light rail

What is provided

  • Paddle, boat use, basic technique training, coaching, lots of FUN!

What to wear 

  • gym clothes (singlet/t-shirt and shorts, or warmer layers if it's a cold day. synthetic fabrics are better than cotton)

  • closed toe shoes (thongs are NOT allowed)

  • Be prepared to get wet - it's a water-sport! 

What to bring

  • water bottle, sun screen, hat, sun glasses
  • dry clothes and towel for after training