4Z10 Dragon Boating – Is it for you

Tutor/Facilitator Claire Robinson

Date: on/from Thu 4 May 2023 to Thu 4 May 2023
Frequency: Single event
Class time: 12:15-1:15

Delivered F2F

Mary Kehoe Centre, Room 3

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The sport of Dragon Boating dates back over 2000 years. The dragon boat takes 10 to 20 paddlers and is a fantastic way to improve your fitness, meet new people and enjoy coaching and training in a supportive environment.

The club closest to Port Phillip that focuses on members who are over 40 is Dragon Masters Dragon Boat Club based at Docklands.

For many, it is great just for improving fitness, but for others, it is an opportunity to race locally, regionally (eg. Nagambie, Albury), nationally (eg. Perth, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast) and internationally (eg. Singapore, Penang, Vancouver, Szeged in Hungary).

Come to our information session to find out what dragon boating is and if it is something that you or your friends might be interested in.

There are also clubs that support cancer survivors and in particular breast cancer survivors.

NOTE: An article in the Medicare magazine talks about a Dragon Boat club member who is 77 years old and illustrates the value of fitness as we age: https://editions.finsbury.com.au/Medibank/LiveBetterIssue33/ (page 75).

TUTOR: Claire Robinson has been a dragon boater for over 7 years and will be supported by the former president of Dragon Boat Victoria and a member of the Australian Dragon Boat Association.

Enrolments / Bookings

U3APP members must log in, and members of the public must register, to make a booking.
U3APP Members, please login.

Login with your email address and password. If you haven't used the system before, your password is also set to your email address. If you've changed it but forgotten what you changed it to, send an email to webmaster@u3app.org.au and we will reset your password for you.

Members of the public, please register to attend an event open to non-members.

To enrol in a course, you must be a financial member of U3A Port Phillip. If you are financial and still unable to book, it means bookings have not yet opened.


How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.