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Join Pōneke Watersports!

Formally known as Valley Dragon Boat Club (VDC)

We are the largest dragonboat club in the Wellington region and are open to new paddlers from all experience levels

Established in 2009 we are an energetic group of dragon boaters. Our club is made up of people from all over and from all age groups, in 2022 we had 5 teams paddling in the Wellington Festival.

Ready to take on any challenge we have been around a fair bit, from Sydney to Bali, even over to Masterton.

The dragon boat season in Wellington starts in late December and goes until mid-March with scheduled events in the cooler months.

Whether you are interested in competitive or recreational paddling, we will have a team for you.

All training is located in Wellington City. Launching from Frank Kits lagoon. We have coaches and skilled paddlers who can provide all the training you need.

Anyone can enquire join or for more information on our contact us or Join a team page.  The club caters to top-level as well as more social teams.

Ever thought about trying dragon boating? Now's your chance!

Give it a go day – Come to an open day to give dragonboating a go!

We hold Open Days throughout the year and will create Facebook Events when they come up. Click below for full details.

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We are starting our Winter paddling season

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What's happening in the Wellington Dragonboat scene

Keeping you up to date about events you might be interested in.

There are a few festivals and events around the North Island that we keep an eye out for. Here we will keep track of Dragonboat events and our training sessions.

Upcoming Events

What's happening with Pōneke Watersports

Keeping you up to date about our events you might be interested in.

We run Open Days at the beginning of the season and always welcome new paddlers. Here are our Social Media links to stay up to date