Bay Dragons are an all-women team of all ages, stages and levels of fitness. 

We enjoy getting together to participate in a water sport that not only increases fitness and strength but offers the opportunity of camaraderie with women aged 16 through to 70+.  We compete in the Women’s division in regattas and last season came home with a bronze medal.

You do not have to have previous experience or know how to paddle – we will teach you.

Come and give-it-a-go – we are friendly, welcoming and keen to share our sport with other women.


  • Want to meet a great bunch of women that you can have fun with in a healthy positive way?
  • Enjoy being out on the water?
  • Want to get fit?
  • Want to try something new?

  • Meet and enjoy the company of like-minded women
  • Enjoy the social aspects of the team
  • Increase muscle tone and fitness level
  • Improve technique
  • Be part of an established women’s team
  • Coached by an internationally recognised Coach
  • Compete in fun regattas
  • Compete in the Premier Women’s division at Regional (Auckland) and NZ Championships
  • Option to participate in organised off-water activities i.e. fun runs, walks, tramps, cycling adventures, ‘girls ‘outings etc.
  • No need to purchase equipment as it is provided (Lifejackets, paddles, boats)

If you enjoy fun, fitness, competitions and great camaraderie we are the team for you!


  • To facilitate and develop Dragon Boating for women
  • Promote heart health in the BOP
  • Encourage and promote interaction within the BOP Dragon Boat Club Inc.
  • To compete in as many fun regattas as we can
  • Compete as a Premier Women’s team at Regional and National regattas
  • To enable all team members to have a voice in the management of the team by holding monthly team meetings.
  • To reduce additional costs to team members competing at regattas.  We do this by participating and being involved in organised fundraising activities.

If you are not so keen on paddling but want to join a great team of women - we have positions and training for:

  • Sweeps – stands at the back and steers the boat
  • Callers* – sits up the front and beats the drum in time with the strokes

If either of these sounds inviting please get in touch.  

​​​​​​​We will train you, so no experience is necessary!



The upcoming season is from the end of September until April at Sulphur Point.This is for our team training when we undertake our own coaching sessions.

While our team trains 3 times a week we appreciate not everyone is able to attend all practises – sometimes life gets in the way, however, we would like members attend on average twice a week if possible.

Our training times are:

Monday: meet 5.30pm, on the water 6 – 7pm

Wednesday: meet 5.30pm, on the water 6 – 7pm

Saturday: meet 7.30am, on the water 8 -9.15am (followed by coffee for those interested)


Starts April through to September/October.

This is Club training and is not compulsory.  It is an opportunity for those keen to continue paddling through the winter months to keep up fitness and friendships.  There are also fun regattas held monthly for those interested.​​​​​​​

Training times:

Saturday: meet 8am, on the water 8.30 – 9.30am

There is also the possibility of night paddling during the week.  Details of this will be available at a later date.