Dragon Boat Paddling


Friday 21st May 2021 (13km race and 200m races)
Saturday 22nd May 2021 (500m races and Survivors race)


Start time: 7:00am 
Finish times 1:00pm


Open Water Race: around Admiralty Island
500m, 200m and Survivors races: Portsmith
Ramp is at the southern end of Tingira Street, Portsmith

Dragon boats on the inlet

Minimum Age

40 (men and women). Competitors must have turned 40 by 21 May 2021.

Age Groups



Sport fee: $50 per person (includes the 13km, 500m or 200m if you wish - also includes Survivors Race for those who qualify)
Games Registration Fee: $69 per person in addition to sport fee.


All heats will be determined by numbers attending and the tides.


  • 13km race around Admiralty Island - time final
    Possible categories: 20's Open, Women's and DA
  • 200m race (10's)
    Possible categories: 10's Open, Mixed, Women's and DA


  • 500m race (20's)
    Possible categories: Open, Women's and DA
  • Survivor's race (10's) at conclusion of day

If you are in need of a team, please select the team named "I need a Dragon Boat team" and use PIN 1234. The sport convenor will then allocate you to a team.

Sport Organiser:
Cairns Dragon Boat Club
Sport Coordinator: Lorraine Stewart
Phone: 0402 791 661 
Email: president@cairnsdragonboatclub.com or lorrainestewart8@bigpond.com

Additional Information

Further information forthcoming, schedules and age groups will be dependent upon the number of registrations.

  • Non-playing officials (coaches, trainers etc) will be eligible for a medal if your team wins
  • To register as a non-playing official please complete the registration process and select 'non-playing official'