Welcome to Merimbula Water Dragons in Merimbula - formerly Sapphire Water Dragons our website is currently undergoing reconstruction

Interested in participating in one of Australia’s fastest growing water sports, making new friends, doing something different, challenging and fun?  Then the Merimbula Water Dragons Dragon Boat Club is for you. Read more about our club and why dragon boating is a growing sport

Paddling out

Develop fitness and have fun

In 2014 Sapphire Water Dragons and Zen Dragon Boat Club commenced a series of meetings to amalgamate the two clubs. On 2 December 2015 this became a realithy with the formation of MERIMBULA WATER DRAGONS thus making it the No.1 Dragon Boat Club on the Far South Coast of NSW.

Paddling sessions are conducted at Top Lake, Merimbula and cater for both serious and social paddlers.

This exciting sport has become popular in the local area and over the years both clubs have competed at a number of regattas in regional NSW, ACT and other Capital cities. In 2015 five members from across both clubs qualified to compete at the World Dragon Boat Championships in Welland, Canada.

New paddlers are always welcome, we welcome everyone from 12 years of age onwards and of any fitness level.

Eden Whale Festival

Come and enjoy life with us

In December 2004 Sapphire Water Dragons Abreast (SWDA) was formed by Jenny Kimber and Alice Wood, both breast cancer survivors.

With the finalisation of the amalgamation SWDA will nw be knows as MERIMBULA WATER DRAGONS ABREAST (MWDA).

We paddle to demonstrate there is quality of life despite a breast cancer diagnosis.

By being part of the team we help each other regain a sense of wellness, self-confidence and control in our lives.

Our group not only has a number of survivors, it also has a number of supporters.