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Come & Try Day: Saturday 6 May 9:30am

If you'd like to try dragon boating, join us for a paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Suitable for all females from teenagers to over forties.

Meet at Lotus Bay, Mariner Place Yarralumla (look for the team in red,black and yellow). You can park in the dirt car park near the Yacht Club. [view location map]

Wear quick drying clothes and shoes that can get wet, bring along a water bottle and a towel for after. All paddling equipment is provided. You can bring a temporary membership form along so you're covered for insurance, or complete one at the lake.

We'd love to see you there! If you can't make it, come along to any training session. First 3 sessions are free.

Other events

Our club calendar provides information about regattas, training sessions, social functions and other events.

Coaching positions

Diamond Phoenix invites expressions of interest from suitably experienced and motivated men or women for coaching positions for the upcoming dragon boat season. Find out more...

If you are interested in nominating for a position please complete the online form by 13 May.


Recent happenings

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Congratulations to Abbie, Caitlin, Rhi and all the other ACT paddlers who competed in the Australian Auroras team at the 2015 World Nations Championship in Canada. Awesome!

Achievements

Season IX Summary (2014-15)

  • ACT regattas - 2nd place 200m Opens, 3rd place 200m Women and 2000m Women based on points for the season.
  • Central West Dragon Boat Regatta - 1st place in the women's division.
  • National Capital Dragon Boat Festival - 2nd place
  • Wagga Wagga Dragon Boat Challenge - 2nd place in the women's division
  • Dragon Boat ACT Club Encouragement Award

Season VIII Summary (2013-14)

  • Abbie and Caitlin were selected in the Australian team to compete at the World Nations Championship in Canada in 2015.
  • 5 DP members were selected in the ACT Fire representative squad and competed at the Australian Championships for the ACT.
  • Central West Dragon Boat Regatta - 1st place in the women's division.
  • Wagga Wagga Dragon Boat Challenge - 2nd place in the women's division
  • ACT regattas - 2nd in the Women's 2000m, 3rd  in the Women's 500m and equal 3rd in the Women's 200m based on points for the season.
  • China Three Cities Dragon Boat Festival - a group of DP members competed in three Chinese regattas and won trophies at two of them.
  • Australian Championships - premiers and masters teams qualified for the 200m semi finals.

Season VII Summary (2012-13)

  • Central West Dragon Boat Regatta - 1st place in the women's division
  • Jindabyne Flowing Festival - 1st place in the Sports Masters Women's division and our Premiers crew narrowly missed out on 3rd place.
  • ACT regattas - 2nd in the Women's 2000m, 3rd  in the Women's 200m and equal 3rd in the Women's 500m based on points for the season.
  • Abbie was selected in the Australian dragon boat team and competed in Hungary.
  • 16 DP members were selected in the ACT Fire representative squad to compete at the Australian Championships for the ACT.

Season VI Summary (2011-12)

  • Jindabyne, Feb 2012 3rd placed women's crew
  • ACT regattas equal 3rd place for Women's 200m and 500m races based on points for the season
  • Seven team members were selected in the ACT Fire state representative squad.
  • Australian Championships, April 2012
    Masters 10s: 5th 200m and 5th 500m
    Premiers 10s: 9th 200m and 12th 500m
  • China 5 City International Dragon Boat Festival, June 2012 6 DP members travelled to China with Komodo Paddle Club. The team received many trophies, including 3rd place in  Mixed 10s at Nanning.

[Chief Minister's Media Release about DP]

Season V (2010-11)

Achievements in Season V

  • 2nd Orange Dragon Boating Regatta November 2010
  • 4th 250m Jindabyne Flowing Festival February 2011
  • 3rd 200m ACT Championships March 2011
  • 3rd 500m ACT Championships March 2011
  • 3rd women's crew in the ACT season on points
  • 3rd 500m 10s Masters at Australian Championships
  • 9th 200m Australian Championships
  • 12th 500m Australian Championships
  • 6th runner-up in the Women's International Championship Small Boat Gold Cup Final (Hong Kong) June 2011
  • Nine team members were selected in the ACT Fire state representative squad


Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races

Ten DP paddlers went to Hong Kong in June 2011 - our first overseas dragon boating adventure! The team paddled in very challenging conditions and won a 6th runner-up trophy in the Women's International Championship Small Boat Gold Cup Final.

[view photos in our 2011-12 album]

International Women's Day Award Nomination

Diamond Phoenix was nominated for an International Women's Day Award for the ACT [view list of nominees]

Ausport Leadership Grant

Diamond Phoenix was selected by the Australian Sports Commission to receive a grant through the 2010-11 Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women program [view article].

Achievements in Season IV (2009-10)

  • 2nd 200m October 2009
  • 3rd 500m October 2009
  • 1st Orange Dragon Boating Regatta November 2009
  • 4th 500m November 2009
  • 9th 15km Challenge December 2009
  • 3rd 200m 10s January 2010
  • 2nd 200m January 2010
  • 2nd 200m February 2010
  • 2nd 250m Jindabyne Flowing Festival February 2010
  • 5th 1000m February 2010
  • 3rd 500m ACT Championships March 2010
  • 2nd 200m ACT Championships March 2010
  • 3rd 500m March 2010
  • 2nd women's crew in the ACT season on points
  • Competed in the Australian Dragon Boat Championships in 200m and 500m events


Achievements in Season III (2008-09)

  • 2nd 10s 200m in October 2008
  • 2nd 200m January 2009
  • 2nd 250m Jindabyne February 2009
  • 2nd 200m and 500m March 2009
  • 2nd 200m and 500m ACT Championships 2009
  • 2nd 500m March 2009
  • 3rd for Points in the ACT
  • 6TH BEST in AUSTRALIA !!!


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