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Give Dragon Boating a Try

Try dragon boating, get back to fitness, enjoy the outdoors! Join us when we're on the water on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm and Saturdays at 7.15am. We paddle at 17 Bank Street, Pyrmont NSW (next to the Fish Market).

Get in touch TO JOIN 

Get fit on the water

  • Build core strength and aerobic stamina
  • Enjoy an outdoors water sport
  • Be part of a competitive club
  • Fitness testing to measure where you’re at, set goals and work towards achieving them
  • Race at regattas in NSW and the Australian Championships

Have fun off the water

  • Meet new people and make great new friends
  • Social events throughout the season
  • Pub nights after training
  • Race in social regattas
  • March in our Mardi Gras float




About the Club

Different Strokes prides itself on being an inclusive sports club. We train and compete in a way that positively welcomes everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, and ability. We allow you to bring your full self, participate in dragon boating, and contribute to the sport. 

We are a Sydney-based dragon boat club formed in 2008, with the aim of providing a social and fitness-focused sporting outlet for the LGBTQI+ community, as well as their friends, family and supporters. We recognise that not all people identify as a man or a woman. 

Our club’s strongest asset is our team spirit. We paddle with a collective determination to challenge stereotypes with our successes, showcase diversity by increasing our visibility, and spark positive change through our actions.



Where we train

17 Bank St Pyrmont, NSW
Near the corner of Quarry Masters Drive,
underneath the ANZAC bridge.

Check our Club Calendar to see when we are next training.

Training times are:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30 - 8.00 pm
  • Saturdays 7.15 - 9.00 am

Contact us

Have any questions about our club, dragon boating, or training?

Get in touch!


Different Strokes Open Day 24th Feb 2024
Sat 24 Feb 2024 10:00 — 12:00
Bank Street
Join us for the Different Strokes Dragon Boat Open Day for a free dragon boat session on Saturday 24 February 2024 @ 10:00am
Novice Session on 27 February 2023
Tue 27 Feb 2024 18:30 — 20:00
Bank Street
Try Dragon Boating with other novices
Novice Session on 29 February 2023
Thu 29 Feb 2024 18:30 — 20:00
Bank Street
Try Dragon Boating with other novices
Novice Session on 5 March 2024
Tue 05 Mar 2024 18:30 — 20:00
Bank Street
Try Dragon Boating with other novices
DBACT Regatta (Canberra)
Sat 09 Mar 2024 07:00 — 15:00
Grevillea Park, Menindee Drive, Barton

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