1770 Dragons show hot form with six from six
DRAGON BOATS: Round two Greater Wide Bay Series Dragon Boat Regatta at 1770 was the perfect scenario for its local boat.
The 1770 Dragons was undefeated in six races and 1770 Dragon Boat Club president Angie Draheim says the multi-team event was a resounding success.
"It was a fabulous day at 1770 with participating teams from Cooloola, Hervey Bay, Burnett River and Bundaberg descending on the pristine waters of 1770,” Draheim said.
"The home team of 1770 got out of the blocks quick and although they were pushed by Bundaberg in the major final.”
1770 Dragons coach Jen Hansen was ecstatic to claim the win at home.
"This event was the only one Team 1770 didn't win last year,” Hansen said.
Conditions proved challenging because the tide began to move out.
However this did not deter the crew from 1770 and they kept their unblemished record in tact.
Draheim added the whole day on and off the water was brilliant.
"The atmosphere was carnival with huge crowds going out into the board walk area and the weather was just sublime,” Draheim said.
"The 'Lowmead Larrikin' Michael Henson kept everyone informed from the dragon radio desk and the Japanese drummers from Gladstone totally set the scene for the start of each race with a brilliant display of drumming.”
Dragon Boat Queensland representative Joe Martin, from the Lakers club in Brisbane assessed new boat steerers and conducted paddle and steering workshops after the regatta and on Sunday morning.
An after party with paddlers from all clubs was held at the Green Turtle Restaurant on Saturday night while on the water, the 1770 Dragons head to Hervey Bay for round three of competition in two weeks.