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About the Mavericks


The Mavericks Dragon Boat Club is a Sydney based club that trains out of Bank Street Pyrmont, near the Sydney Fish Market. Mavericks welcomes anyone who would like to learn to paddle competitively or socially. Getting fit and meeting a great group of people are two of the fantastic bonuses of joining our club. We do need to take this moment to warn you: the social camaraderie and competition are addictive.

Dragon boating is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia, with around 20 clubs in the Sydney city area alone. So if you’re looking for somewhere to belong, goals you can strive for and a supportive, fun and friendly environment, then dragon boating with the Mavericks is for you. We are always looking for new paddlers to come down and enjoy some fun on the water. So if you are keen to try out a ‘scenic’ paddle around Sydney Harbour then contact us!

A Message from the Head Coach


Come and try dragon boating – one of the fastest growing sports in Australia! It’s fun, a great workout for men and women of all ages, and for all levels of fitness and ability. We know how to be competitive but we also make sure we have a lot of fun on and off the water.

The Mavericks Dragon Boat Club have been around for more than 20 years with a great mix of paddlers ranging in ages from 16 to 70. We love to race at regattas where we have a number of crews competing in different categories. Each crew is made up of 20 passionate paddlers, a focused drummer and a determined sweep all working together to propel a 250kg boat down a course anywhere from 170m to 2km long. What a thrill!

Our coaching team have more than 20 years’ combined experience with all the coaches having represented either NSW, Australia or both at a national and international level. Whether you’re a hard core sporting enthusiast or beginner wanting to try something new, our coaching team will give you all the right tips and tricks to develop great dragon boat technique.

We paddle all year round so why not come down to our home at Bank Street, Pyrmont, and see why we love this sport so much!

- Mark Pendergast
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