Dragon Boats go interstate for Power of the Paddle

DRAGON BOATS: Grafton Dragon Boat Club travelled north across the border on Sunday for the second time in two weeks to compete in the Power of the Paddles Challenge at Coomera Lakes with pleasing results.

The day started with a 1km turn race in very rough and windy conditions, however the crew managed a very good start and raced strongly from start to finish and was not passed by any other boat in the race.

The crew then went on to compete in the 'Last Man Standing' format of 100m dash racing where they finished 3rd.

The afternoon racing saw the club enter in the mixed and opens categories.

Unfortunately the mixed racing was cut short due to time restraints after the first round of racing was abandoned.

But the opens team made up for this and excelled against the best teams Queensland had to offer as this was the Queensland teams last hit out before their state titles.

The crew finished with a first and second placing in their two heats and narrowly missed out on making the final on a count back.

The clubs racing crew will now train hard and look forward to competing in their local regattas with the first one being at Urunga in May.



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