Training & Regattas

The dragon boat season generally starts in October and continues through to the end of March.
  • Home___slildeshow___team_huddle.jpgWe kick-off in late September with a team gathering – to greet new members and catch up with the old
  • For the next month, training is in the pool – weekly sessions focusing on aerobic fitness and water confidence.
  • On-the-water training in the dragon boat starts in November, initially with weekly sessions held at Westhaven, and moving onto twice weekly sessions as the season progresses.
  • There are generally four regattas held within New Zealand each year and international regattas are typically held every two years.
  • The team strives to raise funds / obtain grants to allay travel and related costs, but when not possible, individual members cover their own costs.

Training Site:

Westhaven - Pier Z (City end of Westhaven - near Swashbucklers)

When training shifts to lake Pupuke on Auckland's North Shore...
  • Exit Motorway at Northcote Road - east
  • Follow Northcote Rd to Shea Terrace
  • Parking at the bottom of Shea Terrace – past North Shore Hospital