The Victorian Dragon Boat Association Inc. (which also trades as Dragon Boats Victoria) welcomes you to its website. We are the governing body for the fantastic sport known as Dragon Boat Racing in Victoria.
We run regular racing events, and have many diverse teams paddling in Victoria. Dragon boating is a sport that captivates its participants. It is also an event that showcases the preparedness of Australians to accept and enjoy a cultural activity that has its roots in ancient China and celebrates the many unique aspects of Chinese culture. Due to the nature of a team involving a large amount of people (22+!) its a sport with that involves many people of all ages and backgrounds.
Our premier event is the Melbourne International Dragon Boat Festival, an event we have held annually since 1985, which this year sees a return to the fantastic Yarra River.
In addition to competing in the Festival and various other events, teams train regularly on Melbourne’s magnificent waterways, enjoying some of Melbourne’s most spectacular views as they train.
Interested in the DragonBoat World Championships?
Congratulations to the Victorian paddlers and sweeps
who were selected to represent Australia in Hungary!.
We're on Twitter!
We're going to trial using twitter as another method of keeping our paddlers up to date with whats going on. During regattas, marshalling is going to use twitter ("dbv marshalling") to announce marshalling for each race (we'll use all our normal methods too!). You might not be able to hear the PA system, or you might have lost your timetable, but you've got your smart phone with twitter, great. We'll be using another account ("dbv racing") to send out results during events, and general DBV information in the lead up to, and post racing. DBV marshalling: DBV...
One of the teams competing in this years Corporate Games produced a great short video. If ever you wanted to know what taking part in a dragon boat regatta was like this is video to check out!
Corporate Games success!
We've just had another very successful Victorian Corporate Games regatta. A big thank you to all our competitors and officials/volunteers.
A fantastic day of racing was had by all, and we hope you want to continue paddling dragon boats in Victoria, as we'd love to see you in a local team! You can find a local team here or Start your own team. Finish line photos are now available in our photo gallery. They are a pick of the best photo from each race, not necessarily the exact one when first place crossed the line.
So once again, congratulation to everyone and we hope to see you paddling again soon!