Hi, and thanks for visiting Komodo.
Komodo is Canberra and the World’s Coolest Dragon Boat Club. We can’t prove it of course, but ask our members and they’ll tell stories of a club which has grown into a home.
Our club prides itself on the supportive family environment which forms our foundation. Sure, we hit the water to train and race hard, but at the end of the day, its all about sharing, laughing, and enjoying the journey along the way.
From humble beginnings in second hand uniforms and a borrowed tent, the club has grown, but never forgotten why we paddle. For the love of paddling and spending time on the water with our mates.
Whether you are interested in competing in Canberra dragon boats, interstate or internationally racing, or simply keeping fit and having fun, then Komodo could become your dragon boat home.
If this is your first visit, please check out:
- How to experience paddling with Komodo
- Frequently asked Komodo and dragon boat questions
- The Komodo Hall of Fame
Sponsored by the Ainslie Group
Komodo Paddle Club is sponsored by Canberra’s largest and most successful club group, the Ainslie Group.
Consisting of the Ainslie Football Club and Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club, the Ainslie Group has a proud history dating back more than 80 years when the Ainslie Football Club was formed with its primary objective to foster Australian Rules Football. This club has played a vital role in the Canberra community over the years through its dedication to supporting not only AFL, but a large range of sporting and non-sporting organisations.
When not training and racing dragon boats on the lake, you can often find Komodo’s at our headquarters at the Ainslie Football Club, Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie.
From small beginnings at a meeting of just 18 members in 2010, Komodo has grown to a Canberra Dragon Boat Club of over 80 members. Komodo prides itself on being maintaining the perfect balance between competition and fun.
If you are interested in giving Canberra Dragon Boat Racing a try or head over to the Contact Page to request more info. We will have one of the team contact you with all the info you will need and hope to see you down at the lake very soon.
The Komodo Guarantee
We guarantee you will have a fantastic time, meet some very fun and cool people, and if you choose to join Komodo Paddle Club (Canberra and the World’s Coolest Dragon Boat Club), we absolutely guarantee that you will finish the season, a better paddler, fitter and will laugh at least 25% more every week!
加油 科莫多 (Jiayou Komodo) means “Go Komodo” in Chinese. We first heard this call from crowds lining the banks cheering us on in Nanning, China in 2011. It can be heard on dragon boat race courses around Australia and the world.
Thanks again for visiting Komodo, if you would like any info on Komodo, please contact us.