Streaky Bay & Ceduna regional members
Meet at the Dragon Boat club, on the foreshore near the police station.
- Monday & Wednesday evenings at 5.30pm
- Saturday mornings on the water by 8.30am
Every second week we paddle with the Ceduna group, alternating between Streaky Bay and Ceduna. Attendance is welcome weekly, at all training sessions or just when you can, it’s whatever suits you.
Dragon boat paddling started in Streaky Bay in 2007 with a Come and Try on the foreshore. We started with 2x 10’s boats, moved on to a 20’s boat on loan from DBSA and now have our own Champion 20 seater. Weather permitting we will go out with as few as 4 paddlers and a sweep.
Our members have competed at regattas in Adelaide, at master’s games, at state & national competitions, as members of Adelaide Sea Dragons (as at October 2019 as Black Sea Dragons), and on occasion as part of a combined west coast team – Ceduna, Streaky & Port Lincoln. Our members have also competed as part of the Regional State team. We’ve supported the Port Lincoln dragon boat clubs with their corporate challenges, and we’ve participated in a joint club social paddling weekend, with Ceduna and Port Lincoln, at Venus Bay. We do Come & Try’s with students from local schools.
Dragon Boating is not all about competing – some members are competitive and do travel to competitions, other members choose not to compete at all. We all paddle for fitness, fun and friendship and because we are part of a bigger club, those who want to compete can do so and those who don’t want to don’t need to feel that they should.
Dragon boating is open to all age groups from 12 upwards, any gender, any fitness level. We welcome any new prospective paddlers to come along and give it a go.
Shark safety tips
Despite the odds being low that you will encounter a shark while surfing, diving or swimming, any marine recreation activity along our coastline carries the risk of an unplanned encounter with a Great White Shark. Following the shark safety guidelines will not only decrease your chances of encountering a great white shark, but increase the odds of a safe ending for both the shark and humans: Shark safety guidelines
Yvonne Watkinson: 0428 266 968
Jane Carey: 0455 065 562