Different Strokes Dragon Boat Club

Sydney's Premier Gay and Lesbian Dragon Boat Club

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Open Day - Eat Paddle Chat - 22nd October 2016

Cloudy, rainy and cold… it’s a great way to start off your Dragon Boat journey. 

It was not necessarily the ideal weather for an Open Day, but that seems to make it a pretty normal Open Day.  Great to see people come out to give it a go despite the weather!  You all were amazing grappling with the 3 T’s as the coaching team went over them during the session.  Timing Technique and Teamwork.

We had three boats go out, mixed with those trying it for the first time and our club members.  There were also members from Bentstix trying out the sport for the first time.  Good to see other LGBT sports clubs come out for a paddle. 

If you and your club want to give it a go, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There will be the Novice Program that runs for the next three Saturdays.  We highly recommend that you sign up whether you were at Open Day or not.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or check our Facebook page.

A bit Thank You to our Coaching Team, Cat Victor and Tan!

And to the Board and volunteer club members and family and pets who were able to attend and give a hand on and off the water, THANK YOU!

Here are the Eat Paddle Chat – Open Day pics on the water.


And the pics off the water.


Register Now for Open Day

Join us for our upcoming Open Day this Saturday, 22nd of October.

Find out more and register using our sign up page.

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DBNSW Regatta Series - Race 2 (9 October 2016)

Another Race done and dusted! All those trainings with anchors/pyramids/goNows/giveMeMores, fitness test (for some, the day before) of push ups ah/pull ups of please let me reach that bar/sit ups of those are my abs?!?/beep test of come on just one more time across that line and extracurricular sessions at the gym(pokemon+real one)/outside taking selfies have shown at this season's first 500m Race Day.  

And to announce the results!  Drum roll please...

Masters Women - GOLD

Premier Women - SILVER

and the club history breaking moments in the 500m category...

Masters Mix - GOLD

Premier Mix - BRONZE

It was like an Oprah giveaway show for our Different Strokes paddlers, "So look under your seats folks, YOU GET A MEDAL and YOU GET A MEDAL and EVERYBODY GETS A MEDAL!"

Congratulations to all the paddlers who participated in the regatta!  

Thank you to the Coaches Anna Cat Tan and Victor!!!

And to our lovely volunteers!!! Sarah Joan Brigette!!! We couldn't do what we do without you XOXO

A special shout out to the Opens Crew that fielded or in this case watered a full crew of fellas, YEAH! 22 to be exact.  They didn't make it to the finals (Race draws... say what?!?), but they did finish both heats with the 6th Fastest Time.  Forwards and Upwards Gents!

And now for some select shots from the day, here are the men, calendar coming soon :)

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And there they are the Men of Different Strokes in their stylish white with Rainbow flares in the thick of the race keeping pace with some of the strongest Opens Crews, PDs in Orange, ACCA in Red and Sloths in Purple.  Be the rainbow, taste the rainbow... not sponsored by the lolly company.

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And the womens in the Prem battles

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And again, "Who run the world"  Yeah!

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