Penrith: Region vs Region

 

Congratulations to all the paddlers who participated in State Championships and the Region vs Region Regatta  on Sunday 20 June which officially closed the DBNSW 20/21 racing season. A highlight was the inaugural Tribe event with Phil sweeping for the Western Region squad.

Tribe is the ultimate six vs six reverse tug of war. Two opposing crews battle on the water with each team aiming to force the opposition back into their den. It is fun, fast, furious, exciting, challenging, social, competitive and powerful (Yes –¬† we ran out of adjectives!). Congratulations to the Western Region Squad who performed well against the other regional teams from the north, south, central and metro regions. And thank you to coaches Louise Linke (Bathurst Pan Dragons) and Assistant Coach Robbie Beet from Colour City! Way to go team/squad!

 

Latest Club: Welcome Blue Mountains

We welcomed the newest affiliated club The Blue Mountains Dragon Boat Club (aka Mountain Dragons) in June. The Club will be joining the Western Region and paddle on Wentworth Falls Lake.

The club was born from the concept by the Rotary Club of Katoomba to hold a Dragon Boat Festival in the mountains. Since early 2020 a small project team from the Rotary Club quickly established their identity with an independent committee taking on the task of creating a new club.

The aim of the Mountain Dragons is to provide fun, fitness and friendship for its members and to participate in the wider dragon boat community, locally, nationally and in due course, internationally. Welcome aboard! (Ha!).