A 17km paddle

Cooloola Dragons joined in on a 17km paddle last month

Cooloola Dragons joined in on a 17km paddle last month

by Norma Sanderson

Three of our Cooloola Dragons paddlers joined the Redcliffe Dragons in the Maroochydore River 17kms paddle. Sandra Binnie, Shane Berkhout and Sylvia Simpson enjoyed the experience and indicated that that would do it again. Perhaps next year we may have more Cooloola Paddlers available to do this endurance paddle.

We are starting our journey with Coach Sandra Wooster to paddle at the State Titles in February and then National Dragon Boat Titles in March, which are both being held at Kawana on the Sunshine Coast.

Training days still remain the same but may increase when we get closer to the competitions. We start the journey on Sunday October 24 at the Manly Regatta at Kawana. This regatta will give us a guideline as to how we are travelling against the more experienced and stronger teams.

Our Club is not all about racing, we enjoy being on our waterways, enjoy the social activities and of course benefit from the fitness that paddling brings.

If you wish give Dragon Boat paddling a go, please contact Norma on 0439075271 or Sandra on 0402352756. So come on down to the Yacht Club hard stand on a Thursday afternoon at 3.30pm or Sunday morning at 7.30am and join in the fun.  See you on the water!

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