Congratulations to our State reps who paddled their hearts out and did us proud. A third in the Women's and 5th in the Opens . Well done all!!
The Canberra Ice Dragons will be participating in the China 4 City International Dragon Boat Festival 31 May-16 June and are extending the invitation to members from all clubs (both local and interstate) to join us - we are in particular need of additional male paddlers, but everyone is welcome. If you know of friends who might be interested, please share this email.
Nantong City 31 May – 4 June
Tongren City 5 – 8 June
Zeng Cheng City 9 – 11 June
Guangzhou City 11 – 16 June
This tour is sponsored with all travel, accommodation and food within China provided.
We currently have paddlers from Canberra, Argentina, Illawarra, Orange, Mudgee and Forbes, Sydney joining the team
If you would like more details and/or are interested in joining the group, please email Nikki White (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 30 March 2019.
Thank you Nikki - Canberra Ice Dragons
Hi all members,
As discussed at our latest coaches meeting we will be having 2 PEAKS this year. The first being Urunga on the 4th and 5th of May and the second being Forster in November. Both of these regattas will be coaches pick.
All other regattas throughout the year will be for anyone who wants to give it a go with focus on participation and fun.
If you are new to our club and dragon boating I strongly suggest that you attend one of these regattas and if the bug bites you then get into your training! Everyone has the same chance to get into the competitive boat regardless of your experience.
The plan that will come into effect from the 11th Feb is for the next 12 weeks and will lead us up to our first peak – URUNGA.
Don’t forget to put your name down on the regatta page if you would like to attend.
Please find the attached training plan that our club will be starting on the lead up to our first peak being Urunga on the 4th and 5th of May.
I ask you all to be positive for the year ahead, we will train hard for our peaks and have fun for our participation regattas. I personally cannot wait to see where we go this year as last year I think we only scraped the surface of our potential as a great, friendly and when needed competitive club!
Cheers, Sarsi - Coach Co-ordinator
16 teams, about 114 players & good fundraiser for our Club.
Those damn Tits took out 1st & 2nd place in the Trivia !! See you on the water guys !
Last paddle for 2018 - Wed. Dec. 19 no paddling until
first paddle for 2019 - Sat. Jan 5
NB - Paddling fees increase - $3 from Jan 5.
Managing numbers and boats- Monday and Wednesday paddles - Names need to be on the site by 5 p.m. the previous day. Otherwise with people withdrawing we are wasting towers time and energy. If you have to withdraw please call the Coffs Coast Dragon Boat Bat phone - 0418953882...Thanks
HAUL OF MEDALS FOR LOCAL PADDLERS
Fourteen Coffs Coast members were part of the 15,500 participants from over 40 countries competing in the 11th Pan Pacific Masters Games held at Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast last week. The team collectively brought home a haul of medals which they say are too numerous to list.
Twelve of the members Coffs Coast Club members teamed up with paddlers from Ballina, Grafton and Camden Haven to compete under the Far North Coast banner winning in three different age categories in the 500 metres, 200 metres races and a 4.8 km Round the Island race.
While the two other members were part of the Motley Crew Mid North Coast team along with paddlers from Port Macquarie, Nambucca, Kempsey, Taree, Forster and the Hunter winning Gold in their Seniors 60 plus categories. One member, Caz Williams, also won Gold medals in the Cancer Survivors’ category in both the 500 and 200 metre races.
The Gold Coast turned on perfect weather for the nine day event which celebrates masters in sport. More than 15,500 participants from over 40 countries converged on Varsity Lakes to compete in 40 varied sports in what has become the world’s biggest biennial Masters Games. Pan Pacs is currently on par in terms of participation levels with some of the biggest sporting occasions in the world such as the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games.
Participants compete in their age group needing no qualifying standards or times to enter. The only criterion for entry is a minimum age for each sport, which for the majority is 30 years.
WELL DONE GUYS & GALS !