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Different Strokes Dragon Boat Club

February 17, 2023 @ 12:00 am - March 5, 2023 @ 12:00 am AEST

Different Strokes Dragon Boat Club is the only LGBTQI+ dragon boat club across Australia.

This positions Different Strokes in a very important milestone for Sydney and the dragon boating community.


With the increasing popularity of dragon boating globally, it is important to share the passion towards the sport to members of the LGBTQI+ community, and impart the benefits of participating in sports, living an active lifestyle, and at the same time, meet people and participate in a competitive yet friendly environment.

Different Strokes is a Sydney-based club that was formed in 2008, with the aim of providing a social and fitness-focused sporting outlet for the LGBTQI+ community, as well as their friends, family and supporters.

After years of continuous improvement, we are positioning ourselves as more than just a social club. Our race crews have continued to raise the bar at regattas, with wins and placings in finals, as well as member representation at both the state and Australian level.

Our club’s strongest asset is our team spirit. We paddle with a collective determination to challenge stereotypes with our successes, showcase diversity by increasing our visibility, and spark positive change through our actions.


This enthusiasm has seen us become the enormously proud recipient of the 2010 ‘Club of the Year’ award from Dragon Boats NSW.


Club Constitution

The latest version of the Club Constitution can be viewed using the link below.



Give Dragon Boating a Try

Try dragon boating, get back to fitness, enjoy the outdoors! Join us when we’re on the water on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm and Saturdays at 7.30am. We paddle at 17 Bank Street, Pyrmont NSW (next to the Fish Market).



Get fit on the water

  • Build core strength and aerobic stamina
  • Enjoy an outdoors water sport
  • Be part of a competitive club
  • Fitness testing to measure where you’re at, set goals and work towards achieving them
  • Race at regattas in NSW and the Australian Championships

Have fun off the water

  • Meet new people and make great new friends
  • Social events throughout the season
  • Pub nights after training
  • Race in social regattas
  • March in our Mardi Gras float


February 17, 2023 @ 12:00 am AEST
March 5, 2023 @ 12:00 am AEST
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