How to Join

New interested people continue to show up and our membership has gradually been growing. We are now improving our technique and timing and have been competing in regattas since November 2011. Our club caters for social paddlers who want to get some fitness and also competitive paddlers who want to go in regattas. Juniors must be aged 12 years or more. If anyone wants to give dragon boating a go, they are welcome at any of our training sessions to have a go before becoming a member. We provide life-jackets for non-swimmers and juniors. Dragon boating is suitable for all fitness levels and anyone over 12 years of age.
Please feel free to
contact us with any inquiries.

Come and Try 

Cost: First 3 paddles no cost, afterwards must join DBNSW to be covered for insurance.      A  waiver must be signed before the initial paddle.                               

If attending regular sessions, the new paddler must join Bathurst Pan Dragons as a member (includes DBNSW insurance worth $117 per year - adult and $59 per year - junior). Full membership allows paddlers to vote at club meetings and participate in regattas with Bathurst Pan Dragons.

Steps to becoming a Bathurst Pan Dragons member

    * Bathurst Pan Dragons will email an invoice to you (example below):

    * This membership includes Pan Dragons, Dragon Boat NSW membership, personal accident insurance & the Aus DBF paddler levy.

    * Make payment to Bathurst Pan Dragon club bank account (internet transfer) or by credit card - follow link on invoice (extra surcharge fee applies)

    * Details for direct payment:   Put NAME and INVOICE number in payment description

      Account: Bathurst Pan Dragons   BSB: 112-879   Account Number: 494357543   St George Bank

    * Download and sign the Bathurst Pan Dragons: Membership agreement form, medical information sheet and waiver (if not done already) and hand
    them in at your next paddling session (you cannot paddle without these forms being submitted).

Total cost is $220 adults / $112 juniors per financial year

(only ONE payment required now - this includes Pan Dragons AND DBNSW memberships)

If joining after 1 January in a year, the BPD portion is reduced by half, i.e. total cost for remainder of financial year $170 for adults, $87 juniors.

What equipment do I need?

Recommended items:
  • Water safe/Aqua shoes for wearing in the boat and on land NO THONGS OR OPEN-TOE FOOTWEAR.
  • Quick dry clothing/spray jacket/club shirt for Regattas. 
  • Paddling gloves (or any lightweight sports gloves with grip on the inside) for better grip on the paddle.
  • Purchasing a professional lightweight paddle.  We recommend checking out Merlin Gear

    The below video shows you how to select the right one for you.