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DA Canberra celebrates our 20th anniversary in 2019. DA Canberra was the second DAA team in Australia, commencing paddling in 1999. Our original team name was "Tickled Pink" but was changed to "GoAnna" in 2012 in honour of our founder Anna Wellings-Booth. We continue to grow in numbers each year and some of our original paddlers are still active members.  

We have competed in the International Breast Cancer Paddling Commission events for breast cancer survivors in Caloundra, Australia; Peterborough, Canada; Sarasota, Florida; and most recently in Florence, Italy in July 2018.

But competition is not our only interest! We have a variety of social activities and simply enjoy paddling on our beautiful Lake Burley Griffin. Our "GoAnna's Gathering" (gathering of members with dinner and short program of fun) is a social highlight each year. The DA Canberra Annual Social and Corporate Regatta continues to be a very successful community event raising awareness of breast cancer in the Canberra region through the sport of dragon boat racing.

We have two boats a 20 seater named GoAnna, and a baby 10-seater boat called Gecko. We paddle regularly three times a week throughout the year, despite Canberra's cold winters, and compete regularly in the local ACT and NSW regattas, as well as overseas in Hong Kong. In 2014, we paddled 54 kms of the Ord River in Western Australia. The team is currently in training for the Ord River Marathon in June 2019.


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The DA Canberra Annual Social and Corporate Regatta has promoted our group throughout Canberra and been a very successful community event.


Paddling Session Times

Paddling Sessions - include warm up, getting the boat ready and cool downs
Saturday morning: (Extra effort paddle): 7:00 - 8:00
Saturday morning: 08:00 - 09:45
Tuesday morning : 06:00- 07:30
Wednesday evening 17:30- 19:00
Saturday morning: (Extra effort paddle): 7:00 - 8:00
Saturday morning: 08:00 - 09:45 
Tuesday morning : 06:00- 07:30
Wednesday lunch time: 12:00 - 13:30

VENUE: Lotus Bay, Yarralumla

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Canberra Yacht Club
1 Mariner Place, Yarralumla ACT 2600

Contact Canberra

PO Box 7191 Yarralumla ACT 2600
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Corporate Regatta


The DA Canberra Annual Social and Corporate Regatta has promoted our group throughout Canberra and has been a very successful community event.

Come and Try!

Recovering from Breast Cancer?
Come and try dragon boating with Dragons Abreast Canberra
We are all in the same boat.

Saturday 9-11 am 11 May and 12 October 2019
Sunday 9-11 1 December 2019

Meet at the boats at 9.00 am. There will be some pre-water instruction then a half hour paddle. You will need to complete a DBACT Temporary Membership Form on the day or download and complete beforehand.

What to wear: 3/4 pants, T shirt, shoes that can get wet (e.g. Crocs or old sneakers), hat , sunglasses and a change of clothes. Sunscreen and a water bottle are essential. A paddle and personal flotation device (PFD) will be available.

Cost: First 3 trial paddles are free

Lotus Bay, Yarralumla
Enquiries and RSVP 
0421 592 613
0407 908 472

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