The Port Hacking Dragon Boat Club was formed in September 1983 by John Hayes to contest Australia’s first dragon boat race in 1984.

Initial training was in oyster barges until David Hooker (Founding Chairman-Sydney) delivered Sydney’s first dragon boat to Port Hacking.

The team won the inaugural Australian Dragon Boat Races in Farm Cove on April 8, 1984. The same year the club successfully represented Australia in the Singapore and Hong Kong races and returned to Hong Kong in 1993.

The Port Hacking Club continues to promote the sport and its cultural heritage. We encourage people from all walks of life to try dragon boat paddling and uphold the heritage.

We are currently looking for new Competitive and Social Paddlers to experience paddling with us. All are welcome regardless of your level of experience, it is serious fun, great cross training, and is suitable for people of all ages.

Race days consist of Womens, Mens and Mixed crews, come along and try it, no obligation and see if you would like to participate on a regular basis.

The Club, celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year in September,  and trains all year round:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.15pm;  Saturdays from 7.00am and Sundays from 7.30am. See our Training Timetable for more information. Note: no Thursday night training during winter.

We are located at the Port Hacking Dragon Boat Hall, 8a Wonga Road, Yowie Bay, approximately 100m from the boat ramp.