Lachlan Dragons: roll on regatta season

Bill Thomas, Donna Edwards, Beth Thomas, Nicole Williams, Deb Abela, Carmen Stephens, Warren Edwards, Neil Stephens, Bev Williams, Debra Tooley, Mary Laksito, Chris Kronenberg, Robyn Stephens.
Bill Thomas, Donna Edwards, Beth Thomas, Nicole Williams, Deb Abela, Carmen Stephens, Warren Edwards, Neil Stephens, Bev Williams, Debra Tooley, Mary Laksito, Chris Kronenberg, Robyn Stephens.

Regatta season began earlier than usual for a keen group of thirteen Lachlan Dragons who travelled to Victoria at the weekend seeking a race.

Although this venue is not usually on the calendar for Forbes, Regatta Coordinator, Deb Abela, has worked hard to get a team together for this early start.

“It was a great way to kick off the season,” said Forbes Dragon Boat Club President, Bill Thomas, “with lots of fun and camaraderie, as well as some serious racing.”

Carmen Stephens, Lachlan Dragons’ Head Coach, was very pleased with the effort of the band of club representatives.  

“With a crew of ten paddlers in a twenties boat, you should all be very proud of your race times,” affirmed Carmen.

The Albury-Wodonga regatta will put the Lachlan Dragons in a very good position for racing at the upcoming Western Region Regatta to be held at Lake Canobolas early in November.

This impending regatta is still taking nominations for community teams.

So if you’d like something really special for your workplace to be involved in, call Bill or Beth Thomas on 0418253045 to get trained up for the day.

“It’s amazing fun,” said Beth Thomas, Western Region Regatta Committee representative, “and we could give your team a couple of practice runs before the big day on November 5.”

If you’d like to find out more about dragon boating or about the Forbes club you can find us on FaceBook under Forbes Dragon Boat Club or on www.forbesdragonboat.org.

We are a diverse but inclusive group with a common passion for dragon boat racing and enjoying each other’s company.

Dragon boating is a unisex sport - you can paddle with your partner, or come along by yourself and meet some new, friendly faces.

The Forbes Lachlan Dragons (comprised of Forbes, Parkes and Eugowra region) value teamwork, passion, achievement and friendship.

We are based at Lake Forbes, behind the Forbes Sport and Rec Club in Lachlan Street. We would love to see you so come along and give it a go.

You would be most welcome to join us!