Welcome to Perth’s premier dragon boat club.

Our club offers the following fantastic opportunities to get fit and enjoy a great social life:

Dragon Boating is a fun, social sport catering for different levels of fitness and ability. If you are interested in training hard, being an integral part of a team and winning, then our open, women or mixed team is what you are after.  However if you are more interested in having just a fun paddle, with less intense training demands, our Wednesday night social paddling may be more to your liking.

CDBC, or ‘Blades’ as it is affectionately known, is a socially active club. You can stay for coffee at the Yacht Club after Sunday paddling or for a meal on Wednesday or Thursday nights. Social evenings are organised leading up to a regatta and there are often opportunities to attend other events as a Club. Fundraising is also a very important part of the club as this helps with the purchase of equipment and also subsidizes interstate and overseas travel for competitions.

All training is based at East Fremantle Yacht Club, Petra Street, East Fremantle.


VivCockburn Dragon Boat Club member Vivienne Wigg had the honour of bearing the flag for WA at the opening ceremony of the Australian Dragon Boat Championships held at Albury –Wodonga on April 21 and 22.

Cockburn was the only team representing WA and if success is defined by team camaraderie, fun and paddling beyond our expectations then CDBC had success in bucketloads.

Cockburn competed in the 200m and 500m Senior A Women’s (with only 2 Senior A, 40-50 year old, paddlers in the team and the majority nudging 60 or o60+). The results: 200m – 2nd in heat behind strong Brisbane-based Te Waka and 7th fastest in the semi-finals, just missing out on a finals berth. Overall 200m position 7 out of 17. 500m – 3rd in heat and 2nd in the repecharge with the overall position in 500m of 10th out of 14 teams.