What a fabulous way to start the day with a dragon boat paddle on the Clarence River. Two boats were launched at Brushgrove Boat Ramp followed by breakfast at Brushgrove Pub.
The two crews assembled at the boat ramp at 7.30am amidst lots of laughs as both Clarence Coast and Grafton caught up with old friends. The conditions were perfect, no wind, no other watercraft, overcast skies and both boats keen to test their skills against old foes. Tracey, from Grafton took both crews through a training program designed to refine paddling techniques after our extended break over Christmas. We paddled forward and backwards, paddles upside down and mock races over 30 seconds. The banter and competitive nature of some ensured lots of laughs.
The new paddlers for both clubs certainly enjoyed paddling on another part of the Clarence River.
A huge thank you to Brushgrove Pub who served a great breakfast and coffee to 38 hungry people.
Both clubs would welcome any new arrivals to the Clarence Valley to come and join us and improve their fitness and strength and meet new friends. We have coaches and experienced paddlers willing to offer advice and support. Come and give it a try! Go to our websites https://www.clarencecoastdbclub.com.au or https://www.graftondragonboatclub.com.au for contact details
We are back on the water and loving it!!