Category Archives: WA Events

2018-2019 DBWA Regatta dates

A reminder to mark your calendar!   The 2018-2019 regatta dates are as follows:

  • Regatta #1 – 11 November 2018
  • Regatta #2 – 9 December 2018
  • Regatta #3 – 13 January 2019
  • Regatta #4 – 17 February 2019

The State Championship dates are:

  • State Championships Day 1 – 17 March 2019
  • State Championships Day 2 – 24 March 2019


The Perth Pirates Dragon Boat Club 2017 Claisebrook Challenge

The Perth Pirates Dragon Boat Club invite all DBWA clubs to participate in the 2017 Claisebrook Challenge with all proceeds going to Telethon.  Race date is Sunday 10th September 2017.

It is a high profile race 12 km race from Maylands to Claisebrook Cove (East Perth) and back.  Boats will be provided.

This is a great event for the promotion of Dragon Boating and for the support of a worthy cause.  Please see details and entry form provided at the link below.

Claisebrook Challenge – Invitation and Race Details – 2017

First Aid/CPR Courses – for current and aspiring sweeps and coaches

Upcoming course/EOI

It is an AusDBF requirement for all coaches and sweeps to have and retain first aid accreditation.  The required course is nationally accredited and is known as ‘Provide First Aid’.

EOI for 5 May 2018 cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course is now available (for all members). Please complete the following Jotform:

If DBWA get less than 8 responses the course will not be proceeding, noting priority will be provided to coaches and sweeps – with a maximum number of 16 course attendees.


In addition to the above DBWA have agreed to provide the following funding towards CPR and first aid requirements.  Note there are differences in funding depending on whether or not one is a coach or sweep.


DBWA will run a CPR Course in May and another in Nov 2018.  These course will be fully funded for any member (see above for class size limits).

Should you not attend the arranged courses, it will be up to the member to arrange and pay for their own CPR course in full (see discount information, below).  The courses for this year will be held at the Royal Life Saving venue at Mt Claremont.

  • Course 1 – Sat 5 May 2018
  • Course 2 – Sat 3 Nov 2018

DBWA has arranged a discount for its members through Royal Life Saving.  A DBWA member who books a public session through the website and utilises the promo code ‘DBWAA’ will be charged only $40 for the course.  This will be at the member’s cost; no further subsidy or discount is available through DBWA.

First aid (HAID 003)

DBWA will provide $40 subsidy towards a First Aid course completed by a current Coach/Sweep ONLY.  This will be paid only through club on viewing of receipt, a legible copy of which must be scanned and forwarded to

DBWA has arranged a discount for its members through Royal Life Saving.  A DBWA member who books a public session through the website  ) and utilises the promo codeDBWA’ , will be charged only $85 for the course. This will be at the member’s cost; no further subsidy or discount is available through DBWA.

Please forward any questions about the courses or the information above to Laura Hughes,.

Forza regatta 2017 – Dash for Cash!

It’s that time of year again, that time when our fabulous Forza friends hold their annual regatta event and entice all other clubs and paddlers to join them for a fun-filled evening!

This year the goal is to beat your club’s fastest time posted this season at Champion Lakes over 200 m.  See the brochure for more details (yes, you can participate even if your team doesn’t have a history in the 200 m races).

Denmark Dragon Boat Marathon – Sunday 15 May 2016

The 10 km mini marathon course will be held on Sunday morning (8am start). The 10 km distance has been selected to accommodate paddlers of all abilities.

Please register as soon as possible to help us with planning. The registration form is here: Denmark Marathon registration form – 2016

Saturday events, pre-marathon day – On Saturday afternoon there is a coaching clinic for juniors; those paddlers who are not attending may wish to come for a gentle sight-seeing paddle in the Denmark club’s dragon boat.  Or unload yours and do a training session of your own, then you might like to join us for dinner with the juniors.

Saturday Meal – Please advise numbers for catering purposes  a week in advance (COB  Sat 7 May).  See registration form for more details.

Sunday Lunch, Presentation and Raffle draw – Sausage sizzle and sandwiches available for lunch and presentation will be at Lions Club (No bar available, some drinks available or BYO.)

Map of locations – Lions Club and Riverside Caravan Park

See the details in the events page.

8:00am – Un-load boats
8:30am – Sweep and Crew Captain brief
8:50am – Dotting of the eye ceremony
9:00am/9:15am – Marathon Start
10.30/11am – load boats, clean up, change
then walk/drive to Lions Club for lunch and presentation.

Denmark Junior Coaching Clinic – Saturday 14 May 2016

The Australian Auroras coaches are looking for junior athletes!

The Aurora coaches are searching for junior athletes who have the potential to try out and train with the U16 and U18 Australian Aurora dragon boat teams.  These teams will be travelling to China in 2017 with the Australian Senior teams to compete at the 13th World Nations Dragon Boat Championships.  Traditionally the World Championships can attract paddlers from up to 20+ countries.

You don’t need to be a current Dragon Boat paddler to try out. Clinic will use land based information sessions and practical paddling demonstrations with all attendees participating in paddle training.

Open to all paddlers 12-18yrs of age.  Enrolment is not limited to experienced paddlers, non-paddlers welcome.  Club members from any club are welcome to invite their friends to enrol.  Attendees not belonging to DBWA will be required to have parent/guardian sign the waiver indemnity form.

Coaching clinic runs from 3 pm to 6 pm on Saturday 14 May 2016 Junior participants are invited to attend an evening meal from 6 pm to 7.30 pm at no extra charge (parents and family welcome to attend for $5 per head).

More information is available on the enrolment form, below

Photos – 2016 State Championships

Photos of Day 1 (20s boats) of the 2016 DBWA State Championships are available!

Photos on land…

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… and photos on water.

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State Championships – 13 March 2016 – 20s

Congratulations to the medalists in the DBWA 2016 20s State Championships.

Medal tally and race times are available, below.  Note that the race times have been grouped so all three heats for a race category are together, instead of listing the by race number (e.g. listed so that heats 1, 2 & 3 for the 200m Mixed are all grouped together, then all heats for 200 m Open are together, etc.).