NAGA Spirit is one of Sydney’s early Dragon Boat Teams. Started in 1992 as the UNSW Malaysian Students’ Organisation Dragon Boat Team (MSODB), the team initially sought to foster friendships with newly arrived international students and help them adjust to life in Australia….and life in Australia obviously meant sports!
Nothing seemed to blend that uniquely Malaysian spirit with the famous Aussie sporting culture quite like Dragon boating, one of the fastest growing water sports in Australia. It’s a fantastic way to get out onto the water in a fun team environment, and to enjoy Sydney’s great weather in beautiful Blackwattle Bay.
MSODB managed to secure a sponsorship deal with a large company, effectively changing our name to CORVU. The sponsorship ended in 2006, but not before the team won Gold in every category at the 2004 State Championship Regatta. Not long afterwards the club reincarnated as NAGA Spirit meaning ‘Dragon’ in Malay, as a dedication to our roots.
The club has been in numerous finals at regattas since inception and has strong representation in the NSW state squad as well as the Australian National squad, nicknamed the Auroras. Our team motto “For Each Other” binds the team together with a strong sense of team spirit. We are dedicated to providing a fun yet challenging environment where paddlers can come together and be involved in the unique sport of Dragon Boating.
Naga Spirit welcomes new members of all ages, cultures, and paddling abilities. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic looking to step up to a new challenge, or a lounge lizard seeking a sea change, if you have a sense of adventure and enjoy a fun team environment, you’ve come to the right club.