Training & Membership

Training & Paddling Techniques

How to paddle – step by step instructions

Step by step techniques.  View video on youtube.

A snippet of Dublin Regatta in 2019

Controlled Capsize on Helm Training day

Lough Lannagh April 2023. Video Gerry Ryder

Techniques and Tips from Red Eyes Dragon Boat and Hangzhou Synsunsports

18-20 persons paddling at any given time.  The strokes sit at front of the boat and lead the paddlers in stroke rate and timing.  Drummer and lead stroke are in constant communication.

Louise Killeen takes a selfie

Training and Membership

We  compete at regattas every year and we work for an 8 -9 weeks plan towards each regatta, so it leaves plenty of time in between to have fun and have more social paddling.

We train twice weekly, early on a Saturday morning and on Tuesday evenings with two training sessions on each day.  One session is a beginners/social paddle and the other is for experienced paddlers. 

We offer two sessions to anyone that wants to try out paddling and if they are happy to continue, they can join as a member. Come and Try sessions are also organised during the year.

Membership is €75 (with €60 early bird until the end of March).