Season Subscription Fees

The current (2021 / 22) Aoraki Dragons season subscription fees (inc. GST) for each team are made up as follows:

Adult Team (20-paddler crew)$3,450.00
Adult Team [who own their own boat] (20-paddler crew)$2,950.00
Adult Team (10-paddler crew)$2,225.00
Adult Team [who own their own boat] (10-paddler crew)$1,725.00
New Team [1st Season] (20-paddler crew)$2,070.00
New Team [1st Season] (10-paddler crew)$1,335.00
Individual Membership Fee$25.00
Winter Training Fee (per team)$300.00

As shown in the table, to encourage the on-going development of the sport, new (i.e. first-season) teams are charged season fees at 60% of the current Aoraki Dragons’ adult rate.

Subscription fees cover:

  • Use of Aoraki Dragons’ boats and associated equipment for unlimited training during the paddling season
  • The preseason regatta (Winter and Spring Regatta), Akaroa 10s, Ice Breaker, Aoraki Open and South Island Champs
  • Running of rescue/support boats and all the associated equipment at race events (including timing, photo finish, drone, transport of boats, PA system, commentary, medals, toilets)
  • Provision of first aid medical facilities at events
  • Rescue operators’ and maritime certification
  • Aoraki Dragons’ equipment, repairs, and maintenance costs
  • Aoraki Dragons’ administration and marketing costs, Aoraki team and member affiliation
  • Aoraki Dragons’ insurances
  • Lease of the Owles Terrace storage facility and venues security
  • NZDBA affiliation, nationals ID cards (covered from Individual Membership Fee)
  • Team voting rights at the AGM.

The Aoraki Dragons Treasurer will issue invoices to teams at the start of the dragon boating season. 20% Deposit is due by 21 November 2020 and the balance of full fees are due by 9 January 2021. Prompt payment of deposits and final balances by the due dates would be appreciated. Teams that cannot pay the amounts due by the relevant dates should talk to the Treasurer. 

All payments should be made to Aoraki Dragon Boat Association Inc., SBS Bank Account No. 031355-0490058-00, referencing your team name and ‘annual subs’.

Please note that the entry charge for the National Championships Regatta is a separate cost, levied by the NZDBA - refer to the NZDBA website for details.