The Yarra River Dragons are a competitive Premier racing Dragon Boat Club formed in 2011.
We get a thrill from competition and seeking new challenges and have been at podium standard at Local, National and International Dragon Boat regattas since 2016.
In 2018 we battled it out to achieve a bronze medal against the best Dragon Boat clubs in the world at Club Crew World Championships in Hungary. Then later in the year we medalled in all Premier divisions at our Nationals competition.
Our paddlers cover a diverse range of ages, backgrounds and fitness experience and we pride ourselves on supporting each other to be the best we can be.
Whether you are looking for competition with your YRD teammates, Victoria State or to represent your country we will help you reach your goal.
Reach Your Potential
The Yarra River Dragons pride ourselves on supporting all paddlers to unleash their inner athlete! We provide all the tools you need to succeed at Dragon Boat Racing and our training philosophy is simple:
Synchronicity – 20 paddlers need to do the same thing at the same time to move a Dragon Boat. Our 5 experienced and passionate coaches focus on technique through 1:1 support and team training to ensure we work as one.
Strength – YRDs work with professional trainers to offer free gym programs to develop our paddlers off the water, so we perform on the water!
Shift – YRDs work with GoodSports to develop resilient paddlers. With your teammates you will push your limits and notice a shift in your mindset.
So get ready for Dragon Boat Racing to be your new hobby!