Well done to the 44 Pacific Dragons who raced at the DBNSW State Titles on Sunday 3 March. While we didn’t come away with any medals this year, the results themselves are very encouraging, especially for our relatively new women crew who had made big strides on the dominant teams in their division this season. The times recorded in the women and mixed divisions were the fastest in recent years so other clubs have certainly been working hard.

We now look forward to these regattas on the busy PDs calendar:

  • OC – Port Stephens 30 (OC6) and 31 (OC1) March
  • DB – AusDBF Australian Dragon Boat Championships, 21-22 April

There’s still plenty to work for and enough time to make improvements. Let’s try to be at training as much as we can for the next several weeks (and preferably the time slots designated by your coaches, or other sessions if you can’t attend those ones). Training may not always be as exciting as thumping out races, but training is where races are won. Hope this quote will inspire everyone as it does for me:

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” ~ Muhammad Ali

See you on the water!


DBNSW State Titles 2019 Racers: 



Ballebye, Cassandra

Barham, Denise

Cooke, Laura

Davenport, Kerry

Davis, Claire

Dunbar, Jodie

Foo, Euphemia

Frowen, Nicola

Giang, Rachel

Gibson, Maya

Holmes, Kirsty

Lit, Cheryl

Mikkonen, Hannaleena

Montemayor, Angelica

Murphy-Silver, Jade

Ostovar, Firoozeh

Petterson, Joanne

Piddington, Karina

Rowcliff, Vicki

Sebastian, Sunita

Simpkin, Leigh

Tam, Yvette

Wang, jiaojiao

Wheeler, Esther

Au, Albert

Austin, Kaizer

Bacon, Graeme

Basty, Ardish

Bridges, Paul

Chai, Dino

Chen, Yu

Chezzi, Steve

Douglas, Simon

Dovey, Steve

Eldridge, Geoffrey

Hall, Mark

Jones, Billy

Jones, Ryan

Mc Hugh Dolan, John

McAlister, Peter

McKenzie, Ian

Ohara, Travis

Smith, Paul

Thurecht, Christian