2016 Community Regatta

It may have been a little cool, but over 250 competitors from community and sports teams joined us on the Shoalhaven River for a great day of friendly competition and fun exercise at Nowra Waterdragon's 2016 Community Regatta. 

Thanks to all our club members who volunteered to help make the day a resounding success!

About us

First formed in November 2005, Nowra Waterdragons has members from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages and fitness levels. This diverse group has a common passion for dragonboat racing and enjoying each others company.

While the love of racing in dragonboats continues, the club has diversified into other paddle craft such as outrigger canoes.

We train hard for dragonboat competitions; and we also get involved in a diverse range of activities. These include fundraising, promotions, cross-training paddling and, coffee!

The social aspects are also well covered with dinners, parties, shows and spontaneous get togethers for a drink and a barby.

Nowra Waterdragons values teamwork, passion, achievement and friendship. We aim to continually improve through committed training, to grow our club and to support each other in friendship. Our club is based on the foreshore at Paringa Park, Nowra, and trains on the beautiful Shoalhaven River.

Training and Session Times (Dragonboating)

5:15 pm - warm up starts - all paddlers welcome.

5:15 pm - warm up starts - all paddlers welcome.


8:15 am - warm up starts - all paddlers welcome.

If you are bringing along a new paddler or you are a new paddler wishing to join our group, please arrive 10 minutes earlier so that indemnity forms can be signed and safety instructions given prior to warm up.

We train at the Scouts Hall, Paringa Park, Nowra on the Shoalhaven River, rain or shine, except when there is Thunder and Lightning (for safety).

Training sessions are around an hour and a half including warm up and stretch down. You will be most comfortable wearing shorts and a T-shirt in summer and thermals in winter, plus shoes that can get wet. Bring water to avoid dehydration (1 litre or 600ml bottle).

It is helpful if you can arrive in time for warm up. Not only does this help greatly reduce the chances of injury, it also helps our coaches and sweeps determine if a second boat is required.

OC (Outrigging) Training


For more information on the club's outriggers, please follow this link.

Penrith – SIRC 2 Race report

Another day of competition at Penrith, this time 500m events. Due to some team members with injuries, illness or other commitments, we were down to only 21 club members today. In spite of this, the club earned some great results: Bronze in the GM mixed; Silver in the Masters Women with Port Hacking; Open men […]

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Penrith – Race 1 report

In spite of being a few paddlers short, and losing another paddler in the first race through injury, NWD’s Senior B (Grand Masters) came home with a third place at the first race of the season at Penrith. The same group of paddlers picked up a second in the second heat of the Senior A ( […]

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Penrith Race 1 with Sudu

First race with our Sudu friends – second place. We anticipate that after the next heat, we will be in the finals. Update Nowra/Sudu made the final and came in third. Congratulations to our friends at the new Sudu club – a place in your first regatta. And following on from this, an email from […]

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2016 Race 1 prep

After a few years of joining with Port Hacking and Penrith clubs for some events, 2016 sees a more geographically logical partnership being forged with the new Sudu club, which is based in the Illawarra. The logic of this partnership was evident the day before Race One, when we were able to join together to […]

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