Annual dragon boat regatta
THE Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Club will host the 8th Annual Albury Wodonga Dragon Boat Regatta on the last weekend of February next year at the Gateway Lakes Precinct, Lemke Road, Wodonga.
This regatta will also celebrate an important 10 year birthday milestone.
This being the launch of the beautiful Brave Hearts Dragon Boat, built by a remarkable local group of cancer survivors who captured the hearts of the region by becoming the first group of women to have ever built a 12 metre dragon boat at the TAFE NSW Riverina Institute, Albury Campus.
This also saw the commencement of this great sport to our region.
The much loved Community Day Regatta which will take place on Saturday February 27, 2016 will have an underlying theme of Get Active for Your Health, and in the process have fun.
The event aims to have over 20 corporate and community teams including both councils competing against each other in the true spirit of healthy competition and camaraderie. They welcome newcomers to this day. A team consists of 20 people who will be provided with everything including life jackets, paddles and of course a dragon boat to paddle and a qualified Sweep to steer the boat.
Each team will be given 2 one hour coaching tuition sessions on the two weekends prior to the regatta.
As well as a great day of sporting fun there will be a special, touching remembrance ceremony on the water to commemorate and celebrate the lives of those who have lost theirs to cancer, as well as individuals who are having cancer treatments or are now in remission.
Another highlight of this day will include Dragon Boat Sporting Clubs participating in the exciting and skill focused ‘two kilometre turn’ race showing their skills and endurance.
The Dragon Boat Sporting Clubs regatta will take place the following day on Sunday, February 28 with the Dragon Boat Clubs from all over Victoria and southern NSW competing against our local Brave Hearts and Warriors teams.
This regatta is part of the Dragon Boats Victoria Competition (www.dragonboatvictoria.com.au ).
Further information is available on the “Brave Hearts on the Murray” Website (www. braveheartsonthemurray.com.au).
HEARTFELT EVENT: A remembrance ceremony on the water held during the regatta honours those who have lost their lives to cancer.