Welcome to the Flamin' Dragons website
Thank you for visiting our web site. The content is updated at least once a week so it's worth coming back every now and then to see what's been happening.The easiest way to find your way around the site is by using the navigation icons at the top of the page.
If you are a member wanting to sign up for a paddling session, go to our Paddling Sessions page.
If you have information to be placed on this site, please send it via our Contact page. All contributions will be considered.
To contact the Club via mail: Flamin' Dragons Port Macquarie Inc
or Phone (02) 6584 9455
To email the Club email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DRAGON SPIRIT
"Play the game for the game's sake; be modest in victory and generous in defeat. The most important thing in dragon boating is not to win, but to take part, just as in life, it is not the triumph but the struggle. Be true to your fellow paddler. Paddle not for yourself but for your team. Work hard. Be strong. Expect no reward and reward will come."
"I promise to take part in this regatta showing mutual respect and abiding by the rules that govern with the Dragon Spirit in heart and mind, for the glory of dragon boat and the honour of all teams.
Flamin' Dragons Port Macquarie Inc. is a club that caters for men and women of all ages, levels of fitness and degrees of competitiveness. We currently have 90 registered members ranging in age from 12 to 78 - some are breast cancer survivors, some are survivors of other cancers, some have different medical conditions, and many others are fit and healthy. For Flamin' Dragons it makes no difference. Everyone is welcome.
Flamin' Dragons run as many as ten paddling sessions spread over five days each week, including Juniors [12yrs+] on Wednesday afternoon. For new members the main training day is Saturday. We meet at the boat ramp near the Marina on Park Street. New members are encouraged to come along at 7:45am for the 8:15am paddling session. Being there a bit early is essential so we can give you some on-land instruction before getting into the boat.
Some frequently asked questions are...
Do I need to be able to swim? No. We provide life jackets for paddlers - compulsory for most "Newbies" and Juniors
Do I need previous experience? No. Most of our paddlers are completely new to the sport when they join us.
Do I have to be fit? No. You'll become fit as a result of our training sessions.
What if I have arthritis or some other condition? Not a problem. We adjust your paddling style to suit you and no-one needs to paddle any harder than they are able to.
If I'm really competitive will I be catered for? Yes. We have some members who enjoy the social aspect of dragon boating and others who are mad keen on competition.
If you have any other questions send them via our Contact page.
Remember, the two rules of Flamin' paddling are
1. Look good
2. Have fun!