We will make it easy for you!
Your first 5 paddles are free, we will provide the equipment and teach you what you need to know. You will also have a ‘paddle buddy’ to help get you started.
Fees are also relatively low compared to other club memberships:
Full members: $260 pa – includes Central Coast Dragon Boat Club (CCDBC) membership $140 and Dragon Boats NSW membership and insurance $120, paid towards the end of June each year.
Regatta costs are extra and these are usually around $41. We aim to compete in 7-8 regattas each year, most in Sydney, but some in regional locations like Forster, Port Macquarie or Urunga.
Dragon Boats NSW (DBNSW) is the sporting body that governs the sport of Dragon Boating and accordingly provides insurance for all paddlers.
All paddlers, once they have completed their initial 5 paddles with a Club, must then become a member of DBNSW.
If a new paddler joins our club after Jan 1 your CCDBC fees will cover membership for the remainder of the current season and the next full season. That’s up to 18 months for the price of 12!
DBNSW also discount their membership fees for the current season by 50% (ie to $60) from March to June each year to encourge new paddlers to join. Please note that in the new paddling season you will need to pay the full DBNSW fee for the new year.
To join the Central Coast Dragon Boat Club there are a few simple steps:
1. Fill in a Membership form – ask any Committee member for a copy
2. Complete the online course called Play by the Rules – Child Protection, Harassment and Discrimination and get a copy of your certificate of completion, either electronically or printed. http://www.playbytherules.net.au/
3. Bring both along to a training session or email to our club secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org