Pirates Team - FAQ
Some frequently asked questions

We get numerous emails throughout the year asking questions about our team and the sport of dragon boat racing in general.

We reply to every email we receive but thought it might be easier if we created a place on our website where potential new paddlers could go to get the answers they were looking for.

We have put together a list of FAQ's to help answer some of those questions.

If you have a question about the Pirates Dragon Boat Team or the sport of dragon boat racing that hasn't been answered here please feel free to drop us an email. info@piratepaddlers.com

What are the costs involved
Costs and Fees
What are the costs involved
Fees are broken down into two sections. Club fees and Team fees
How much time is involved
Team and Regatta Commitments
How much time is involved
We practice twice weekly and try and commit to one regatta a month...
Do I need to be in shape to paddle?
Physical Activity Requirements
Do I need to be in shape to paddle?
Round is a shape. Our sport is made up of all shapes and sizes...
Is dragon boating safe?
Safety Concerns
Is dragon boating safe?
Yes it is. Safety equipment is mandatory on all boats. Life jackets are mandatory on all paddlers.
What Should I Wear?
Clothing and Equipment
What Should I Wear?
What to wear depends on the time of year and current weather...
Can I try it first before joining
Try before you buy
Can I try it first before joining
Yes you can. You are allowed three free practices before commiting
Videos from the Pirates
Throughout this season and others to come the Pirates will be showcasing video content from their YouTube channel. These videos will highlight training practices, regattas and social events. Check back often.