Cooloola Dragons win second in the Diamond Dash

Come train with the Dragons

Come train with the Dragons

Gwyn Moore 

The Dragon Boat Regatta hosted by the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club was a resounding success.

An overcast, bleak but dry weekend saw approximately 300 visiting Dragon Boaters from the Gold Coast in the south to Mackay in the north enjoy the hospitality of Cooloola Dragons and Tin Can Bay.

So many expressed their love of coming to regattas at TCB. Our regattas are the combined effort of the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club, the Yacht Club, Sailability, Coast Guard and also the Fishing Club.

Saturday saw the Bundaberg Dragons take out the third of the 4 series Wide Bay Comp. Overall score to date being Bundy x2, 1770 x1 with one more at Bundaberg.

Saturday afternoon saw the running of the Diamond Dash, where teams compete for the trophy as well as for a $200 cash prize. This race tests the skill of the team, especially the ‘steerer’, to steer around buoys set in a diamond formation. This race is timed. Mackay Stingers took first place by seconds, with Cooloola Dragons second!

Dragon Boat Qld Sunday races saw the Mackay Stingers win A with KIN (Kids in Need), Gold Coast win B. A very big thank you to our local councillor, Jess Milne, for her involvement in our regatta, especially in assisting with boat handling on both days, when water temperatures made boat handling very challenging. We may have a new Dragon here!

Our training days continue Thursday afternoon and Sunday mornings on Snapper Creek. For more information on times and place to come and join us, please contact Sandy on 0402352756.

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