CYSM Sea Dragons


Captaining potential during a pandemic

Sue Phung reflects on personal and team growth over the last two years of her captaincy, particularly highlighting the positives from the challenges of COVID-19.

Thank you Coach Joe

Coach Joe Alia leaves a lasting legacy and a legion who have been forever changed by his humanity, mentorship and friendship.

Team fitness and bonding camp 2020

What better way to spend Sunday than a fitness/bonding camp at the Meyer residence with Team CYSM Sea Dragons. There was fitness, games and food of course.

Christmas paddle 2019

As we enter into the festive season, the CYSM Sea Dragons took the opportunity to break from our regular training regime to enjoy a relaxed river run down the Yarra, take in the scenes of the CBD and enjoy a fun picnic with good food and company.

Carrum regatta 2019 experience

"Did your brain short circuit [are you crazy]? People vomit after dragon boating". That was the response from Anita's dad when he heard she was trying out dragon boat. Two months into the sport, Anita has just competed in her first regatta at Carrum. Let's hear what she has to say about her experience.

Jasmin Cheah on dragon boat regattas

Some words from one our newest recruits, Jasmin Cheah, about what it is to belong to a dragon boat racing community. "Regardless of what colour top we put on and how tired we are, at the end of the day we’re all here for the same reason; for the love of the sport and the people involved."

Round 3 Nagambie regatta 2019

With the end of daylight saving time last Sunday, we all had an early start for round 3 of the DBV regatta series in Nagambie for some exciting 500m racing.

#paddlelife Series 2

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. #paddlelife symbolises that whilst we are unique individuals, we are all one community.

Head coach Joe retires

On the eve of the 2019 AFL grand final, the CYSM Sea Dragons dragon boat family and friends gathered in honour of our head coach, Joe Alia, on occasion of his retirement with a wonderful night of celebration at his home. Coach Joe's philosophy was never about winning but being the best that we could be and he provided the tools to ensure that we could achieve that. Winning was the consequence. He leaves a lasting legacy.

Dragon boat is a global community

Dragon boat is a global community and ensures that one can always find a welcome place to train not matter where one is in the world. News also travels fast when any of our paddling brothers and sisters are impacted. We join with the entire dragon boat community worldwide and express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the seven lives lost this week at Boracay Dragon Force dragon boat club, Phillipines.

Family affair for Footscray 2019

200m racing on the Maribrynong River in Footscray turned into a family affair with brothers, sisters, mums and dads in the thick of the action action.

BoBing down the Barwon 2019

We descended on the Barwon River for a 6.5 km time trial for the first DBV regatta for season 2019/20, before a CYSM family BBQ at the Meyer home.

Seven predictors to Auroras success

Congratulations to all the Auroras who recently competed at the 14th IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Thailand and showed the world the depth of Australian dragon boating talent. Inspired, Fung Lay articulates the seven predictors of 'academic' success from a dragon boat perspective that is embodied by each and every Aurora leading up to and at this campaign.

Light Up Melbourne

5 dragon boats lit up Melbourne during the Light Up Melbourne Festival!


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