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QUT Dragon Boat Regatta 2019


QUT Dragon Boat Regatta 2019

Once again, South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt will come alive with the sound of beating drums as QUT teams race down the Brisbane River during QUT’s annual Dragon Boat Regatta on Saturday 10 August from 8am–3pm.

Join the fun and paddle with a team, or just spectate and enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and workshops at this FREE family-friendly event.

Full event program and food trucks will be confirmed in the coming months – stay tuned!

Watch the action from a previous Dragon Boat Regatta:

Want to paddle in the regatta?

Registrations are now open!



Places are limited for both teams and individuals, so be quick to sign up! Registrations do not guarantee you a place but we aim to register everyone who is interested. See the registration forms for further details and guidelines.

The QUT Dragon Boat Regatta has been an annual event since 2012. The event brings together approximately 400 paddlers from a variety of QUT faculties and divisions with staff, students and external participants coming from a diverse range of backgrounds. The public nature of the event and prime location along the South Bank promenade draws in public spectators to cheer on teams down the river.

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Dragon boating is one of the oldest sports in the world, originating in China over 2,000 years ago. A dragon boat is a long canoe (approximately 12m long) that holds 20 paddlers seated in pairs, a drummer at the front to keep time and a sweep who stands at the back and steers. For competition, the boat is rigged with a dragon head and tail.

It’s a physically demanding activity that incorporates a whole body workout and is great for team building.

Map QUT Students, Gardens Point Road, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4000, Woolloongabba, Australia
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