Yes, the team were ecstatic on the afternoon of Sunday the 11th having blitzed their last race with a second placing in the final of the Mixed Sports in the Orange Regatta.
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None more so than Kristy Sawtell who spent a tiring day as team captain ‘herding cats’, firing up the crews and sorting out administrative issues along with Phil Lambert. It was good to see her jumping for joy at the end. The team were just missing a water cooler to dump on her head in celebration.
It was another excellent turnout in Orange by both the club and the community – with 7 schools teams, 12 community teams, and sports teams from 6 clubs. It was a big schedule and a hectic day for officials who had to scratch several races to fit to the tight timeframe.
Helen Carey did a lot of drumming and Megan Jones did a lot of sweeping and the crews were grateful for their leadership.
And the crews themselves were buzzing at the end of each race: working out techniques, discussing what went wrong with that last run, how can we do better… it is satisfying to see the team coalesce and bond and just work.
DBNSW was happy with the event, there was plenty of community support and the mayor and local MP were in attendance.