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.