Rainbow Dragon boaters host regatta

Plenty of colour and grunt was on offer at the Dragon Boat regatta in Ballina. Photo John Napper/Action in Focus

Eighteen clubs from Camden Haven (NSW) to Redcliffe (QLD) competetd in the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Cub’s August regatta in Ballina that marks the start of the 2018/19 season.

The Shaws Bay course started out in brilliant conditions on Saturday two weeks ago, but by Sunday afternoon the southwesterly winds played havoc with the races. 

The ever-popular community teams competition was held early and they were off the water before it got hairy.

The Kyogle Hillbillies have now taken out a trifecta of wins in this event, but this time they had the Dirty Dogs snapping very close on their heels. Queensland won the state-of-origin and Nambucca/Camden won the sport women’s event.

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