Forbes Dragon Boat Club | Final paddle

Making A Great Splash: Forbes Dragon Boat Club members and Lachlan Dragons representives from Parkes Beth and Bill Thomas, who attended the Nowra Regatta in March.

Making A Great Splash: Forbes Dragon Boat Club members and Lachlan Dragons representives from Parkes Beth and Bill Thomas, who attended the Nowra Regatta in March.

The Forbes Dragon boat club official season has come to an end with a final paddle and breakfast on the Sports and Recreation Club deck to celebrate a very successful season.

The club has had a very busy season both competing at several regattas as well as our usual Sunday and Thursday paddling.

We have been represented at regional and state championship with some outstanding performances by our club members.

The Mulwala challenge where the team paddle over 20km was describe by several members as an event not to be missed

The club coach Carmen Stephens has been an outstanding find this year. Her ability to train and coach the team in all the required technique and skill is great.

The different levels and ability of the members paddling require a sound knowledge and patience’s of how to get the best out of all the member in dragon boating, whether there for the social paddle or full on competition paddlers

The dragon boat club is very thankful of our sweep s Neil Stephens, Kathryn Sweeney and Bill Thomas.

Without these accredited sweeps the club would be unable to operate. It’s also good to see other member Michael Green and Chris Favell having a go at sweeping.

The club Annual general meeting is on July 6 at 6.30pm at the Forbes Sports and Recreation club.

All member are invited to attend and put forward their ideas and views. The club has formed a committee to look at an upgrade the club uniform.

They will be giving an update about what they have discovered in the search for a new uniform.

If you are interested in dragon boating and would like to come and try, check us out on Facebook or on our web site.

The club will resume serious training in August in preparation for the next season regattas and the Kalari –Lachlan River Arts Festival in September. And finally Dragon Boating the most fun you can have sitting down.

For more information about Dragon Boats visit www.dbnsw.org.au/home. There are currently over sixty affiliated dragon boat clubs scattered around the waterways of New South Wales each sporting their own individual culture. 

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