PADDLING IN UNITY: Grafton Dragon Boat Club Mixed 20s team competes at the Broadwater Battle of the Paddle at Emerald Lakes.
PADDLING IN UNITY: Grafton Dragon Boat Club Mixed 20s team competes at the Broadwater Battle of the Paddle at Emerald Lakes. Robin Smith

Grafton paddlers show strength north of the border

DRAGON BOATS: Twenty-one members from Grafton Dragon Boat Club travelled across the border to take on the Queenslanders at the Broadwater Battle of the Paddle Regatta last weekend.

The club entered teams in five categories on the day and achieved good results against the surprisingly strong Queensland teams.

The Women's 10 team picked up second and fourth placings and the Mixed 10 team gained a third and first.

The Mixed 20 had two third placings and the Opens 10 finished with a third and a second and the Opens 20 managed a fourth and third placings.

The Mixed 20s time was a record-breaking personal best time of 57 seconds over the 200-metre distance for this regatta. However, the Clubs honours went to their Opens 20s team with a best time of 56.38 seconds.

Well done all who attended and to our two newest and youngest members, Jayde and Mack for competing in their first regatta.

Well done also to our fitness coach, who in total amazement and unique style has flicked the Fitbit. Cheers Pooh man.



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