2020 Champion Lakes Regatta #1 & #2

IOD Women’s 10’s 200m and 500m squad was strong with solid 1st and 2nd places in both regattas. πŸ‰

IOD/Albany Alliance Women’s 20’s Dominate

The Alliance of the IOD/Albany Women’s 20s dominated the 200m and 500m events in the pre-Christmas regattas and Champion 




4th August 2019

Great morning on the water for the Indian Ocean DBC and Perth Pirates.
A paddle from Middle Swan to Bayswater in the last 15 km of the Avon Descent πŸ‰


8th april 2018

Great turn out last night for the IOD wind up & awards night at the Sail & Anchor Fremantle!
Congrats to the following…
Most Improved Male – Peter Irvine
Most Improved Female – Jodie Boulton
Clubman Award – Geoff Burgess
President’s Award – Osvaldo Celenza & Phil Moferdin.
It’s been a great racing season and we are looking forward to the next one!


march 26th 2018

Indian Ocean Dragon Boat Club in conjunction with Hay Shed Hill Wines are running a fundraiser to help our Club purchase a 6 seater outrigger to help with training.
A 6 seater outrigger will allow our club to train newcomers, the ever growing women’s team and help when numbers are limited. Hay shed Hill has provided us with a range of quality and tasty wines that all wine buffs will enjoy, please share this to all your friends to help and they will all be rewarded with cases of delicious wine 😊.
Contact us at to get an order form and choose your wines
Please be aware that the close of date for orders is the 8th April 2018 and delivery will be the following week.
You can even split the wines into 2 lots of 6 to make a dozen!!


march 19th 2018

Top day yesterday at the State Championships 200m & 2km races.
We did very well winning medals in the following…
Mixed 20’s bronze
Open 20’s silver
Mixed 10’s bronze
Open 10’s silver
Mixed 2000m silver
Last day of regatta racing this Saturday where its 500m and 1km

March 8th 2018

Whats the best way to get good numbers at training?….. Why pizza and beer of course! Great way to finish the night.


FEBRUARY 17th 2018

IOD cooking up a storm @ Bunnings Melville.
Come on down and buy a snag and drink and help raise money for our new club shed!


January 7th 2018

First Sunday session of the new year at our favorite cafe Bruce Town!


January 1st 2018



October Newsletter – 15th October 2017

Here is the latest on whats been happening in IOD and what we have coming up….

Indian Ocean Dragon Boat Club AGM – 5th October

Recently we had our AGM at the Tradewinds Hotel, the minutes of the meeting has been emailed out.
With that we have a new reconstructed Committee which now consists of the following..

President – Richard Parker
Vice President – Steve Voke
Treasurer – Jason Swiney
Team Manager – Mike Rammer
Fundraising Coordinator – Kelly Munro
Communications Officer – Ryan Allen

And the Coaching Staff now consists of..

Head Coach – Osvaldo Celenza
Assistant Coach – Phil Moferdin

with the above all in place we are looking to keep the club moving forward and growing to continue it’s success in the coming years.

IOD has also picked up a new main sponsor this season with Craig Palmer and his business Choice Equipment Rentals,
you can check out his website for more info.

Thanks for your support Craig, it’s great to have another founder of the club back with us paddling!

Membership Fees

Very soon your membership fees are due in soon, and with that here are the revised fees for the 2017/18 season…

Adult – $315
Student – $262.50
Social – $50

The above new membership is for those who don’t wish to paddle but would like to support our club, they will receive all the updates/news that the crew gets and on top of that they will get 3 free training sessions if they happen to want to try it out and have a paddle.

Whilst I am waiting for the thumbs up from our Treasurer to start requesting payments, please make sure you start getting your forms filled out ready and either emailed back to me or bring to training.
The new form has been emailed out for those who don’t have it or go to the new members page on the website to get it.

Open Day – Sunday 15th October

Thank you to everybody who turned up and helped run our Open Day, it was a huge success and hopefully we will have attracted some newbies who are keen to join us!
It was good to see everybody down especially those who have been away for a while.

Regatta 1 – 12th November

Our first Grand Prix Regatta in November will be the 200m distance with Tens and 20’s and the 2000m turn race.
We are now back to training 3 times a week so lets get bums in seats and be ready to start with a bang!
Please confirm your availability on the teamapp via your smartphone or online,emailed instructions on how to install teamapp for those yet to do it.

Gym sessions starting back up at Avada

For those that don’t know, Brent from Avada Crossfit is another of our main sponsors and starting from Monday 23rd October 7-8pm he is offering free group personal training program for 4 weeks to help get everyone ship shape for the first regatta.
The program will be specifically designed for everybody in the club and will work on improving mobility, flexibility and strength, with this in mind this will allow Oz and Phil to concentrate on getting the crew “boat fit” with their cardio and technique.

I strongly recommend those who can make any of the Mondays to give it a go as you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from it, there will be no “crossfit” element to this compared to whats been done in the past so don’t worry thinking you will be too sore to paddle in the week as Oz will be working closely with Brent to ensure that what is done will be essential to the strengthening and protection of the muscles used in dragon boating and will improve you as a paddler.


That should be all for now, any other questions or queries don’t hesitate to ask.

See you in the boat!


Richard Parker



6th August 2017

Top effort to Indian Ocean competing in the Avon Descent today, Karen Irvine was happy with her medal!!

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8th July 2017

We are back at Bunnings Melville raising cash for our new club shed.
Come on down and buy a snag or 2!

14th June 2017

After finally getting back from our fantastic campaign in Hong Kong, I now have the results in all the events we raced in…
How bloody good is this!!!
Race Result – June 2nd, 10’s racing
200m International Womens Championship – Made Semi Final
200m International Mixed Championship – Grand Final (4th)
200m International Open Championship – Grand Final
Race Result – June 3rd, 20’s Racing
400m International Mixed Championship – Grand Final (5th)
400m International Open Championship – Grand Final (5th)
San Miguel Dry Land Dragon Boat Challenge – 2nd Place
Race Result – June 4th, 20’s racing
400m International Open Grand Championship – Made Semi Final
400m International Mixed Grand Championship – Heat 1
Red Bull Dragon Roar International Open – 3rd Place
An absolute legendary performance from IOD and also for them putting Western Australia on the map!!



12th March 2017

Fantastic day today at the States Championships picking up some bling!
1st 2km mixed , 1st open 20’s , 2nd Open 10’s and 2nd mixed 20’s!
Bring on next Sunday for 500m racing and hopefully score some more!


9th March 2017

Beautiful evening for a paddle!!
2 boats , women’s and men’s team out in force!

15th February 2017

Calling all clubs in WA, positions available to join us in Hong Kong, see pic for details

23rd January 2017


Now that’s dedication right there from our paddler Simon Thomas!!

28th November 2016

Our second piece of footage on WTV. Saturday 26th November
Please like and share the video to help promote the sport in W.A

22nd November 2016

IOD’s first TV appearance. Keep your eyes out on next Saturday 26th on WTV’s undercurrent at 7pm. Channel 44. We’ll be on for 5 mins

Sunday 13th November 2016 – Regatta 1 – Champion Lakes 

IOD had our first regatta today with great results!
As well as giving our newbies their first racing experience we also made history with putting out our first womens 10’s team!!
We are always recruiting so feel free to come down to any of our training sessions.
Now it’s time for the crew to relax and have that well earned drink!


IOD Open Day – 30th October 2016

Thanks everyone for coming down and making it a great day. Hope to see you again soon.


Bridge to Bridge 12km Classic Paddle 2016 – 9th October

Indian Ocean Dragon Boat Club has won the 12km Bridge to Bridge Classic Paddle in our category!!

It was a choppy start but we smashed the course and sand bar crossing.

Go IOD!!

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Indian Ocean Dragon Boat Club Open Day – Sunday 30th October 10am – 2pm


Indian Ocean Dragon Boat Club has our Open Day Sunday 30th October 10am – 2pm. BBQ & Drinks on us.

Johannah Street, Gilbert Fraser Reserve
North Fremantle, WA 6159

If you enjoy water sports and have a competitive nature –
you will love this sport.

Do try it out –
we are recruiting now!!

for more information call

Simon, Club President 0431 878 818


Claisebrook Challenge – Sunday 4th September 2016

The club had a top day competing in the 12km Claisebrook Challenge on Sunday!
Thank you to the Perth Pirates Dragon Boat Club for organizing the event.



Indian Ocean Dragon Boat Club AGM – 25th August 2016

Indian Ocean had their AGM on Thursday, and the club has a new Committee Line up.

President – Simon Thomas

Vice President/Team Manager – Richard Parker

Secretary – Steve Voke

Treasurer – Jason Swiney

Member A – Nick Tin

Member B – Mike Rammer

Member C – Phil Moferdin

We have great plans for next season (being our 5th year since we formed) and are planning to go to Hong Kong next year to compete with the big boys!!


Avon Descent – 7th August 2016

Top effort today from the IOD Crew winning the Dragon Boat category in today’s Avon Decent with a time of 1:14:53!!
Was also good to see Perth Pirates Dragon Boat Club, Mandurah Dragon Boat Club, Denmark Dragon Boat Club Inc. Western Australia , Hurricanes and Mandurah on the water too.




Corpus Christi College Dragon Boat Session – 20th June 2016

The girls from Corpus Christi College came down to have a session in our Dragon Boat with our Coach Oz last Monday.
below is a comment from their Teacher Laura Birkhead.

“Just finished a fantastic session with Indian Ocean Dragon Boat Club. The pupils not only learnt a huge range of new skills but had fun whilst doing so. Oz was a great instructor finding the perfect balance between competition, skill and enjoyment. We will definitely be coming again!
Thank you”
Laura Birkhead
HPE Corpus Christi College



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2016 Australian Dragon Boat Championships – Adelaide

Well that was a fantastic effort for the IOD that went over to Adelaide for the National Championships.
We made more history for the club including…
A grand final for Mixed Premiers 200m 10’s boat.
A grand final for Open Premiers 500m 10’s boat.
And lastly a completely new experience for us competing in the 2k Mixed and 2k Open 10’s boats!
Go IOD!!


2016 Australian Dragon Boat Championships – Adelaide – State Vs State

state team nationals

IOD representing Western Australia
Sarah-Jane Knowles
Hannah Parker
Jenna Coghill
Trish Kane
Sinead Gilligan
Richard Parker
Mike Rammer
Mike Graham

DBWA State Championships Day 2 – March 13th 2016

IOD took home some more bling and won the following

1000m Open – Gold
200m Open 20’s – Gold
500m Open 20’s – Gold
2000m Open – Gold
200m Open 10’s – Gold
500m Open 10’s – Gold 
200m Mixed 10’s – Bronze
500m Mixed 10’s – Silver

And to top it off Open Grand Prix Champions 2015-2016!!

grand prix

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DBWA State Championships Day 1 – March 13th 2016

IOD has done it again! Gold 3 years in a row!!

Indian Ocean Dragon Boat Club has done it again taking home the big one 500m Open 20’s at the State titles 20’s 2016!

We also won gold at the 1km Open 20’s and 200m Open 20’s, GO IOD!!!

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Goodbye to Team G!!

IOD would like to Wish Team G (Brad, Dan and Corey Griffiths)
all the best for the future as they travel back to Queensland.
You guys have made a massive impact for our club and State (We think you look better in WA colours!!) and that we hope you will continue dragonboating in the future.
Thank you for a fantastic 3 seasons with us , WA has lost the best Father & Sons combo in the game!!



Mandurah Marathon – Sunday September 13th

Here are the results from the 10km Event..

1st place : Lakers : 41.12
2nd place : IOD : 41.22
3rd place : Freo : 41.58
4th place : Cockburn : 43.49
5th place : Vikings/Pirates : 45.00
6th place : Albany : 46.33
7th place : Amazons :49.13
Forza : no time recorded.

Next year we’ll get that first spot!!

Western Mudd Rush 2015 – Sunday 16th August

IOD will be entering a team to get down and dirty in the Western Mudd Rush!!

Pics are now up in the media section!

Avon Challenge 2015 – Sunday 2nd August

This will be our 3rd year in a row participating and this time it will be our first long hit out in our new boat!

Our time this year was 1hr16mins – a new club record and we have been officially informed that its a new course record for the dragon boat division!! 

DBWA Regattas 2015/2016

Check out dates for upcoming DBWA regattas under the ‘Calendar’ tab and select ‘Regattas’

Classic Paddle 2013

 Next event will be the Classic paddle 20th October 2013 – Narrows Bridge (Perth) to Stirling Bridge (North Fremantle) Approx 12kms

Avon Challenge 2013

This was our first event as a dragon boat club.

The paddle took just over an hour and 18 mins, afterwards we met back at home base in North Fremantle to enjoy a well earned BBQ and beers!

Check out the video and photos in the media tab.


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We're always keen for new members regardless of background, age or paddling experience, and all new members will receive a discounted official IOD training shirt!

Find out more about Becoming an IOD member, call 0412 695 227 or enter your details in the form to the right.


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