Welcome. You've now completed your three ‘come and try’ paddles and you're keen to join the Dragon Flyers.
DBACT is the peak body for dragon boating in the ACT.
Individual membership is made up of two parts:
Part 1: You must join Dragon Boat ACT (DBACT) www.dbact.com.au
To join go to: https://www.smartspace.ws/dragonboatact/ and follow the prompts.
DBACT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES
This fee covers the use of boats, paddles and life jackets. It also covers the cost of insurance, local regatta entry and the AusDBF paddler levy. Members pay the annual fee to Dragon Boat ACT (also known as Canberra Dragon Boats Association Inc) and clubs will generally charge a membership fee. Only paid-up registered members and new temporary members are permitted to use DBACT equipment and dragon boats.
Membership is renewed every twelve (12) months. You will receive a renewal notice via the email address you provide. Please keep your details up to date so you don’t miss the emailed renewal notice. If your membership lapses for just one day, you cannot go out in a boat.
You will need to load up a passport style photo to the DBACT website. You’ll then be issued with an ID tag which you need to take part in regattas.
Membership Period: 12 Months
- Sports Membership - $312.00
- Student Membership - $186.00
Part 2: You need to join the Dragon Flyers Incorporated http://dragonflyers.net.au/
Dragon Flyers membership - $100.00 per year ($25.00 / 3 months) – renewable 1 August.
Please pay the Dragon Flyers component online into bank account:
Dragon Flyers Inc
St George Bank
Identify yourself in the transaction with Your Surname_membership.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
How do I order Dragon Flyers gear?
The Dragon Flyers range of clothing can be ordered from the Members section of the website. You can try some sample shirts, but if you ask someone of similar build, you’ll find the size for you. Contacts: Kim Cameron and Iris Carter.
There are various types of paddles and a number of suppliers. jpx2 supply the Dragon Flyers paddles. It’s best to try a few grips and be measured for a paddle before you purchase. Some vendors have paddles to try before you buy. The Flyers have a custom paddle with the Dragon Flyers artwork.
Personal Flotation Devices
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) must be worn at night between the advertised time of sunset and sunrise, also, because Lake Burley Griffin gets very cold, at all times throughout winter. DBACT determine this period from 1 May to 30 September.
You must also wear a PFD if the sweep on the boat determines, for crew safety reasons, all on board must wear a PFD. The sweep can instruct you to wear a PFD if you are injured, unable to swim, or cannot swim 50 metres unaided.
There are PFDs in the shed at Lotus Bay and you are free to use them, however, for a more comfortable, personalised fit, you can purchase your own from most water sports retailers. The red Musto PFDs worn by some of the Dragon Flyers is available from the Yacht Club shop near Snapper Cafe, or you can purchase most PFDs online.
You should have a small waterproof torch attached to your PFD and a whistle (with plastic pea).