Planning has begun for the 2019 Western Region Regatta to be held on Sunday 3rd November at Cudgegong Waters Park, Windamere Dam, Mudgee. Liz and Jas are our representatives and they met recently with Western Region Regatta reps from other Central West clubs – Mudgee MudDragons, Pinnacle Dragons, Bathurst Pan Dragons, Lithgow Flash Dragons, Outback Dragons Dubbo, Parkes and Forbes Dragon Boat Clubs. So save the date in your calendars – it will be a great regatta for our region.
Colour City Dragons competed in the 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar New Year Dragon Boat Races at Darling Harbour on Saturday 9th February. We had 28 members compete as 4 crews in 8 heats. The target was to complete a race in a competitive sub-minute time which we did!! – three times – Race 17 Senior B Mixed 59.33, Race 53 Senior A Open 59.24 and then Race 61 with a time of 58.83 in the Premier Open – the last race of the day for us.
There were also 8 new team members who paddled with us for the first time in a regatta at Darling Harbour. So thank you to all who competed and supported to make the day of racing such a success including coach, sweeps, drummers, race secretary, crew managers, boat loaders and unloaders, photographers, snack makers, pep talkers, volunteers, place savers, social organisers and cheer squad. It was a team effort!