Originally formed as a Corporate (social level) team within the Australian Submarine Corporation, the SUBSONIX Dragon Boat Club has been competing in State, National and International dragon boat competition since 1990. The club has recorded numerous successes. Over the years, our club has mirrored the focus of most Australian dragon boating clubs, and now competes at the elite (sports) level of competition. This shift has endorsed the Club’s competitiveness, with new and seasoned paddlers combining to bring us experience and success at state and national levels. Our proud record of attendance at national and international dragon boating events is as follows;
- Singapore Dragon Boat Festival (1993)
- Australian Dragon Boat Nationals (1994-1997)
- Darling Harbour Dragon Boat Championships (1998)
- Melbourne International Dragon Boat Festival (1998, 2001, 2003)
- Darwin Arafura Games (2005)
- Australian Masters Games (2003, 2005, 2007)
SUBSONIX have continuously fielded a strong team of paddlers from both sexes, varying ages, differing cultures and diverse backgrounds. However, we also cater for those who want to just paddle socially for fun and fitness, allowing people to enter the sport without necessarily needing the intense training required for the Sports level of competition.
This season, SUBSONIX will compete in all local divisions of dragon boat racing – including Open (any age or sex), Mixed (any age, half men and half women), 10’s (no more than ten paddlers in any of the preceding divisions), 20’s (no more than twenty paddlers in any of the preceding divisions), Master’s (40 years of age and over), and Grand Master’s (50 years of age and over).
Subsonix always welcomes new members and encourages them to come out and give it a go. In your first training session you will be taught the basics, and then be invited to a proper training session. We are also happy to take out interested groups of social paddlers for ‘come and try’ activities.