Welcome to Komodo Paddle Club

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.

You will be welcomed with smiles when you come to your first session, we love nothing more than bringing new people into this sport! Someone will show you where you get a paddle and how to choose the right size, you’ll be given a life jacket and shown where to put your car keys, you will also be introduced to some really awesome people who have already found Komodo. We will run you through the basic technique before you get on the water, get you warmed up and then show you why so many of us LOVE this sport! Just be sure to bring a water bottle and wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet! Its also a good idea to have some dry clothes to change into afterwards 😊

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 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 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.

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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!

Jiayou Komodo!

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.