Dragon boating is an energetic water sport, and a great way to work out and get fit while having fun and meeting new people on the waters of beautiful Sydney Harbour. If you want to get on the water, be part of a social group and work on your fitness levels then come and give dragon boating a go.
This 3 week taster course will give you the opportunity to join a team of 20 paddlers on a dragon boat and learn the basics of the sport. You will learn to engage muscles in different parts of your body, timing with the rest of the team and a range of dragon boat paddle strokes and calls. Putting all this together you will experience the excitement of racing with your team against another boat.
You will get stronger, shoulders, arms, back & core. Feel results in just few weeks of training.
Dragon Boat racing is one of the fastest growing team sports in Australia that allows almost everyone to get involved – all that is required is a sense of fun, being part of a team and the motivation to get fit or even fitter! Whether you want to paddle for fun or compete for Gold everyone is catered for.
Other Information - Meet at the car park at 2 Bank St Pyrmont, which is located under Anzac Bridge, about 300 mtrs past the Sydney Fish Markets. There is on street meter parking available. For more information go to www.myffb.com.au
What to Bring - We supply the paddle. PFD if required. You’ll need: • A short sleeve T-shirt or rashie • Board shorts or exercise shorts • Covered shoes (that you won’t mind getting wet) or aqua shoes • A water bottle • Sun protection (including a cap and sunblock) • A towel and dry change of clothes
What to wear. You will get wet. A short sleeved T-shirt or rash vest and board shorts or lycra sports shorts are good. A light pair of track suit pants is fine. If it's cold, an old fleece, preferably with short sleeves. Surf shoes or closed toe shoes, both fine for the feet. It can get slippery on the boat ramp so best to avoid thongs. A cap will protect you from the sun, together with an old pair of sunglasses. What else to bring? A water bottle, you'll need that to keep you hydrated along the way. We have and indemnity form you'll need to complete before you start paddling. We'll provide you with one on the day.
FFB Dragon Boat Club is a social and competitive club located at Bank St in Pyrmont, on Blackwattle Bay. Our coaching team Ken Tinyow, Jenny Kerswill and Anthony Pun are accredited coaches and between them have over 35 years of coaching experience. They are passionate about sharing their love for this sport and the fitness, fun and sense of community that it brings to all involved. And no, we cannot tell you what FFB stands for until you join the team!!! Come & join us…………