The story of the Dragon Flyers began in mid-2003, when teachers and parents from Canberra Grammar and Canberra Girls’ Grammar schools formed a team to compete in the 9th Australian Masters Games in Canberra.
With a handful of training sessions, limited race experience and borrowed shirts, the Canberra Grammar Flyers managed a very credible third in their first major event.
In February 2004, they entered the Chinese New Year Dragon Boat races on Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The enthusiasm continued and after competing at the Pan Pacific Masters Games in 2004, the Canberra Grammar Flyers became the Dragon Flyers complete with new racing strip.
Since those early days, the ‘Flyers’ have steadily grown and in 2012, the Dragon Flyers became the only dragon boat club in the ACT (and possibly Australia) to compete outside the ACT exclusively as Masters.
The Dragon Flyers love to race!
The Flyers Senior B women small boat crew have claimed the Australian National Championship crown twice. In 2015 they took GOLD over 200 metres and GOLD over 500 metres in 2017.
|2009||Masters women 20s||Bronze|
|2011||Masters women 20s||Silver||Silver||Bronze|
|2012||Senior B women 20s||Bronze||Silver||Silver|
|2013||Senior B women 20s||Bronze|
|2014||Senior B women 10s||Bronze|
|2015||Senior B women 10s||GOLD||Silver|
|2016||Senior B women 10s||Bronze|
|Senior B mixed 10s||Bronze||Silver|
|2017||Senior B women 10s||Bronze||GOLD|
|Senior B mixed 10s||Silver||Bronze|
Take a look at the Flyers National Championship results!
Building on podium success at Nationals, the Flyers qualified and competed in the Club Crew World Championships (CCWC) in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. And in 2016, the Mixed Senior B small boat won Bronze over 200m and 500m at the CCWC in Adelaide.
Always up for a race with Masters, the Flyers competed at the Pan Pacific Masters Games (PPMG) in 2008, 2012 and 2016. In 2008 in standard boat, the Womens Masters won Silver over 200m and 500m and in 2012 they took Bronze over the same distances.