Have you seen the Lachlan Dragons paddling on Lake Forbes? Have you heard the beat of the drum and thought maybe you would like to give paddling a try? If the answer is yes, read on!
Dragon boat racing is a Chinese tradition that has developed into a competitive water sport. With a 2000 year old history, its popularity is growing fast in Australia. It is a great exercise in team work as it requires 22 people to propel a dragon boat from start to finish.
The Forbes Dragon Boat Club is currently seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to enter a team in the Forbes Dragon Boat Business House Competition which will be held early in the new year. As long as you’re able, you don’t need to be an experienced paddler because the Club will provide instruction to your team before you
paddle, as well as providing you with all the equipment you’ll need.
All you will need is between 5 and 10 people for a team and the club will make up the rest of the crew to fill the boat. If you want to get in and give it a go, give Robyn a call on 0400 424 881 to find out more information. In 2015, the club has had a great start to their season with good numbers paddling each Sunday morning.
On Sunday 13 September, Lachlan Dragons had four new members join with other Western Region paddlers to compete at the Windsor Regatta. Training is expected to step up with the Bathurst Regatta set down for Sunday 18
October. This will be the first time Bathurst have hosted a regatta, and club coach Michael Ryan is hoping to be able to enter a full crew from the Lachlan Dragons.
Members will be looking forward to the start of daylight savings when training will also be held on Thursday evenings at 6pm. If you are interested to give paddling a try, just arrive at the lake around 8.15am Sunday morning and you will be made most welcome, training sessions run for 1 hour. Paddling is open to anyone, 12 years and older.