Dragons breathe fire on Gold Coast’s Varsity Lakes!
THE Orana Dragon Boaters have returned from another weekend of fun, friendship and fleecing medals from crews all over the world.
The Dragons were part of the Pan Pacs Masters Games on the Gold Coast, an event involving 41 sports and 850 paddlers from Canada, Singapore, New Zealand and other countries.
The locals won medals in two different categories in the 200 metre races.
“We also raced in 500 metre events on Saturday. All races were very close. Then on
Sunday we raced in a 5km race against 11 other teams,” Chris Robinson told us.
“Mel Setterfield and Sue Miles (younger team) were in another team. They took a silver medal while our Dragons raced brilliantly to come fourth. We were all within a minute of each other!”
The Dragons paddle every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon on the Macquarie at 6.15 from their Sandy Beach “mariner”. Newcomers are always welcome.
Orana Dragon Boaters at the Pan Pacs Masters Games on the Gold Coast.
Inset: Sue Miles receiving her medal for the Survivors Race