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Dragon Boat

Racing Club

Interested?  Come and join us to experience the thrill of dragon boating at one of our basic  training sessions, which occur every Saturday morning, year round, on Lake Burley Griffin, Lotus Bay Yarralumla.

Whatever your current fitness standard is we are happy to assist you to improve. Our friendly coaches will show you the basics of paddling in a dragon boat racing team.

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Social Events and Fund Raising


NAVMAT has a social events and fund raising officer who coordinates these activities.

Our regular social event is our coffee stop on Saturdays where we get to chat to each other, celebrate birthdays and hear messages that concern the club. We also offer sincere thanks to anyone who brings along some morning tea to share - home baked or otherwise!

Our other events include:

  • Golden Awards Night (GAN) – an annual event at which coaches awards for performance are given out, as well as humorous awards for incidents that may have happened during the year – all in good fun. It’s usually a dinner at a venue and may also include games and activities.

  • Bunnings BBQ – our biggest annual fundraising event which builds our bank balance and is fun. We have a roster for the day and ask people to donate 2-3 hours of their time to support their club.

  • Christmas Party – usually a low-key affair to celebrate the end of the calendar year even though it’s the middle of regatta season. The Secret Santa activity is a highlight and a lot of fun (participation is optional).

  • Boxing Day Paddle – this is an optional event on Boxing Day morning where we paddle out to Springbank Island (weather permitting) and bring along food to share. There are BBQs available. Sometimes we play cricket or frisbees and head back to the club by lunchtime.