THE DRUMBEATER APRIL 2014.
Greetings fellow paddlers.
Welcome to winter paddling. Nothing better than donning the winter skins, beanie, torch and paddling in the dark along the Manning River with the moon beaming on the Wat we along the pretty lights of the shore. And as a bonus no wind. It is just beautiful. Hope to see more winter paddlers in the year 2014,
What has been happening??
All sweeps to wear high VISABLE vests each time they are on the boat sweeping. Anyone sitting on the front of the boat coaching needs to wear one as well.
Easter has been and gone, hope the bunny found you all.
Unfortunately we had to cancel the paddling day with the Taree Croquet club due to lack of numbers. We will try again in Spring.
MAINTANENCE ON BABY BOAT.
Maintanence on the baby boat happened last weekend. Next one in 6 months time.
JUNIOR PADDLING , BLING! BLING! BLING!
Our amazing Juniors have been up and down the north coast of Australia paddling their hearts out in the State and Australian championships and have made our club, parents, and friends extremely proud. They all came back with a lot of medals. Bronze, Silver and Gold. Well done.
Here is a report from Sue Calvin,
REGATTA NEWS. Junior dragon boating success at Australian Championships
Over Easter our junior and youth members of the Manning River Dragon Boat Club travelled to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to compete at the Australian Championships. Six competitors paddled hard over three days, many of them having up to nine races each day – it was exhausting!
Our young paddlers proved they are getting better every year. For some of our junior paddlers this was their third Australian Championships, but the first time they have come home with a medal; and they really made up for it this year with some winning nine medals!