Go the Dragons!

Assistant Coach, Shane Berkhout, with Head Coach Sandy Wooster. Shane is aiming for the Dragon World Championships in France in 2020

Assistant Coach, Shane Berkhout, with Head Coach Sandy Wooster. Shane is aiming for the Dragon World Championships in France in 2020

The Dragons Calendar is almost already almost full. We are off to another busy year of fun and racing.

Last month saw the Cooloola Dragons as part of the Wide Bay Warriors compete at Lake Kawana in the Redcliffe/Lakers Regatta.

This event was cancelled halfway through due to strong gusty winds making the starts too dangerous.

The next regatta at Lake Kawana will be on February 16 hosted by Brisbane River District.

Then comes the BIG one! March 7 and 8 is the State Titles at Lake Kawana. For this event our training days will increase from two days to three days each week: Thursday afternoon, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Each year on Australia Day, the Dragons look forward to the fun and games at the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club. This friendly but “fierce” rivalry both on and off the water, is between the Dragons,  the Yachties and team Sailability.

Our big project this year is to fund our assistant coach, Shane Berkhout, to attend the International Dragon Boat World Championships at Aix-Les-Bains in France, August 24-30, 2020.

To this end we will be having a number of fundraising events. The first is a Valentine’s Trivia Music Night on February 14 at the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club.

Come bring your friends and make up a team. For more information on this please phone Shane on 0475428880.

For more info on our Dragon Boat Club please phone the head coach, Sandy Wooster, 0402352756. Come and try!

Promotions Officer – Gwyneth Moore