Welcome. You've now completed your three ‘come and try’ paddles and you're keen to join the Dragon Flyers.
Individual membership is made up of two parts:
Part 1: Dragon Flyers membership
You need to join the Dragon Flyers Incorporated - $100.00 per year.
Part 2: Dragon Boat ACT (DBACT) membership
Dragon Boat ACT (also known as Canberra Dragon Boats Association Inc) is the peak body for dragon boating in Canberra. To participate in dragon boating, you need to pay the DBACT annual membership fee. 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. Only paid-up registered members and new temporary members are permitted to use DBACT equipment and dragon boats.
- Sports Membership - $350.00 per year
- Student Membership - $200.00 per year
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 provide a passport style photo. You will then be issued with an ID tag which you need to take part in regattas.
HOW TO JOIN
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).