STROKE, STROKE:Paddlers bend their backs during the 2004 dragon boat racing in Grafton.
STROKE, STROKE:Paddlers bend their backs during the 2004 dragon boat racing in Grafton.

Row, row, row your dragon boat



MARK Sunday, October 30 in your diary!

For the third time Dragon Boat Racing comes to the Clarence River, providing a fun-filled day of sport, food, and entertainment.

Nothing else could be as much fun as being part of the Dragon Boat Races Family Fun Day on the banks of the mighty Clarence River.

In 2004 more than 10,000 people of all ages enjoyed the spring sunshine on the banks of the Clarence last year with food in abundance, entertainment, music, rides and things to tire the kids.

For those who are new to the sport of Dragon Boat Racing, up to six boats with blazing-eyed prows are paddled over a 280 metre course by 20 highly enthusiastic people responding to the rhythmic pounding of a kettle-drum.

The course is mercifully short for any 'newbies' and lots of splashing happens.

Currently a diverse range of challenges are being arranged throughout the day; media against media, pub against pub, school against school and of course, the 'Pink Ladies' ? Dragons Abreast Challenge.



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