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Lake Forbes, Lachlan St (behind the Bowling Club) Forbes NSW.

Join Forbes Dragon Boat Club:

The Forbes Dragon Boat Club was formed in 2011 and is a fast growing sport in the Forbes district, so much so the Club recently purchased a second boat!

We paddle for fun and enjoyment, and a bit of fitness, and we cater for adults of all ages and fitness levels.

So why not come along and give dragon boating a try!

It will cost just $5 for each of your first three paddles while you check us out; just complete the waiver and a paddle will be supplied along with friendly assistance to get you started.

To become a NEW member of Forbes Dragon Boat Club you can visit  https://www.revolutionise.com.au/forbesdbc/ Click on the link Register as a member and choose REGISTER.Once registered the system will issue an invoice with your payment options and instructions. Fees for 2018/19 season are:
Adult member: $175 - this includes $55 for the Forbes Club and $120 for DBNSW. 
Junior Member: $80 (12 - 18 years) $20 for the Forbes Club and $60 for DBNSW
Social member: $25

For more information on registrations just email registrar@forbesdragonboat.org with your query.

The season runs from 1 July to 30 June each year.

Dragon boating is a unisex sport sport so you can paddle with your partner or friend or come along on your own and meet some new friendly people.

For the competitive sportsperson we attend competitive regattas in regional and metropolitan centres during the season, competing as Lachlan Dragons!

Regattas are a great day or weekend away but participation is completely optional - just a warning though...the adrenalin surge will have you hooked!

For the social paddler, just come along and enjoy the experience of paddling on Lake Forbes.

Information on Dragon Boating:

Dragon Boats NSW (http://www.dbnsw.org.au/) is the governing body for dragon boating in New South Wales and a member of the Australian Dragon Boat Federation.

There are currently over 3200 members residing in all corners of the state including the Forbes Dragon Boat Club
and therefore adheres to the sporting and ethical guidelines bound by their membership. Dragon boats can now be found in more than 30 countries around the world and the festivals combine the athleticism with the ancient traditions.

A standard dragon boat team consists of 22 people: a drummer beating time, 20 paddlers seated two abreast and a sweep steering the boat. The paddlers work together, stroking in time, moving toward the finish line, while the sweep keeps the boat on course.

In 2013 DBNSW has introduced a 'sister club program' where clubs have the opportunity to foster relationships between each other, share information, generate goodwill and have fun.

Forbes Dragon Boat Club and Mavericks Dragon Boat Club are 'sister clubs' along with many others; more information on this program can be found at


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The Forbes Dragon Boat Club is a not for profit organisation.