Dragons paddle to Searys

Norma Sanderson

The Dragons recently competed at the State Titles with some good racing. We didn’t bring home any medals however the racing was close.

We also competed at the Nationals against teams from all over Australia. Again no “bling” but we were not disgraced. Quite a few of our paddlers,  I think 7, volunteered to do all sorts of jobs at the States and Nationals. They had a chance to mix with paddlers from interstate Clubs. Good job.

St Patrick’s night at the Yacht was a bit of a hoot with a touch of green everywhere. The Ukulele group had us clapping and singing the chorus of some Irish songs.

At a recent Sunday paddle to Searys creek, we enjoyed brunch with cakes, slices, sandwiches, tea & coffee. Our safety boat captained by Mike Happy carried all our gear so we didn’t have to store it in the Dragon boat.  The Yachties were supposed to join us however, with cloud and showers around it was not suitable for sailing. The boat was ably controlled by our trainee sweeps Sylvie & Shane. A very enjoyable day.

Any interested new paddlers wanting to give paddling a go, it would be best to come on down to the Yacht Club hardstand on a Sunday at 7.30am.  Sunday is usually a more relaxed and social paddle. We don’t expect new paddlers do the intense work which established paddlers are doing.

Please slip, slop, slap and bring water. See you on the water!

If you are interested in paddling, please phone Norma on 0439075271 or Sandra on 0402 352 756.