Welcome to the Coffs Coast Dragon Boat Club...
Dragon boat paddling is an ancient Chinese sport dating back to 400BC. According to legend, revered Chinese Statesman and poet, Qu Yuan, drowned himself in the Mi Lo River in protest of the corrupt Ch'u Dynasty regime. Local fishermen attempted to rescue Yuan but were unsuccessful and the sport of dragon boat paddling grew out of this as a commemoration of his tragic death.
Despite its ancient past today dragon boating is one of the world’s fastest growing water sports enjoyed by millions of participants worldwide.
Why is dragon boat paddling so popular?
It’s a fun and challenging sport, with loads of health benefits, enjoyed by both men and women of all fitness levels.
Dragon boating will increase strength, endurance, co-ordination and is a great core-specific workout. It works the upper-body, legs and stomach while increasing cardiovascular fitness and improving bone density. People do it for the challenge, enjoyment, relaxation and social interaction.
It's the ultimate team sport too!
Dragon boating has 20 paddlers in one boat, a sweep who steers the boat and a drummer who sits on the front. We invite you to join us! You will have fun!
About our Club...
Coffs Coast Dragon Boat Club (CCDBC) was founded in 2004 with the aim of encouraging a healthier community. This vision has evolved into an active sporting club with a current membership of around 80 people who enjoy fun and friendship while particpating in weekly paddling sessions and competitive regattas and marathon events.
Coffs Coast Dragon Boat Club is governed by Dragon Boats NSW Inc. and has qualified coaches to teach the correct techniques. As well as a men's and women's team there is also a breast cancer survivor team called Dragons Abreast Coffs Coast (DACC)
We train all year around and have four (4) on water training sessions per week either on the beautiful Bellinger River at Mylestom or Bonville Creek at Sawtell.
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Coffs Coast Regatta
Throughout the year, Club members enjoy participating in regattas & marathons up and down the coast and beyond. The CCDBC competes in many regional regattas as a Club activity. On occasions individual members join composite teams from other clubs to participate in other State, National or International events. Regattas can take us from far south as Forster and north to Ballina/Lennox Head. One of the highlights each year is
the very colourful Chinese New Year Regatta held on Darling Harbour in Sydney in February.
The Club hosts our own annual Sports & Community Regatta in September each year.
Participation in regional regattas builds camaraderie, stamina, fitness and improved technique plus they are fun times.
The 4 Bridges Event - Hobart Vogalonga - Venice 2018