Dragon Boat Championships

On Sunday, March 24th, the shores of Lake Pupuke in Takapuna were alive with the energy and excitement of the Dragon Boat Championships for 2024. This year’s event brought together six schools from across Auckland, showcasing their spirit of teamwork, determination, and sportsmanship.

A total of seven teams participated, with St Cuthbert’s College leading the pack with two teams while the others fielded one team each. The competition was divided into two grades: mixed teams, featuring Western Springs College, Glendowie College, and Pakuranga College, and girls’ teams, including St Cuthbert’s College, Epsom Girls Grammar School, and St Dominic’s Catholic College. Each team displayed incredible skill and endurance, taking part in four exhilarating races throughout the day.

Despite the unpredictable Auckland weather, which offered a mix of sun and rain, the teams persevered, demonstrating their commitment and dedication to giving their best on the water.

👏 Mixed Division:

1st Place: Western Springs College
2nd Place: Pakuranga College
3rd Place: Glendowie College

👏 Girls Division:

1st Place: Epsom Girls Grammar School
2nd Place: St Cuthbert’s College White
3rd Place: St Dominic’s Catholic College
4th Place: St Cuthbert’s College Green

👏 Chant Competition

Winners: St Dominic’s Catholic College


A special thank you goes to Auckland Dragon Boating Association for hosting and organising such a fantastic event. Their hard work and dedication ensured that participants and spectators alike had a memorable experience, celebrating the power of teamwork and the thrill of competitive spirit in the picturesque setting of Lake Pupuke. If you are interested in learning more about dragon boating, click here!

Congratulations to all the teams for their outstanding performances, on water and on land.


All results, and times, will be available shortly.

Photos are available here.