Regatta Dates

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The Orange Regatta in 2013 was fun for all involved

With the beginning of the Summer training season it’s time to turn our thoughts to upcoming regattas. Be sure and pop these dates in your diaries,

Upcoming events:

  • Our regatta on the 16th November – get your name down and pay the $25 fee by 1st November (either cash to Regina or direct deposit into the club account).
  • Wagga Wagga regatta on the 30th November – name and money ($25) by the 15th November
  • Chinese New Year regatta – even though it is not until the 28th February 2015, we need to have entries in by mid December, so name and money ($31) by the 13th December.

The results are in… 2nd!!

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.

Race Time 14:30pm Actual Start Time 14:41    
LANE 1 LANE 2 LANE 3 LANE 4
TEAM DASzlers Mavericks / Forbes Outback Dragons Colour City Dragons
PLACE 4th 1st 3rd 2nd
TIME 1:26:37 1:17:07 1:25:91 1:24:83

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.

Our regatta was a success.