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The Lennox Head-based Rainbow Dragon Boaters won more medals, including gold, two silver and bronze medals in one weekend, as they begin preparations for an international regatta.

Eight club members headed north for the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games  in Cairns. They teamed up with Townsville paddlers for the 13km marathon paddle and won gold in a record-breaking 1 hour 13 minutes that they credited to the presence of crocodiles.

Next up a Rainbow Dragons combined 20s crews, with paddlers from Gold Coast, Cairns, and Illawarra, took on the 200m sprints. The mixed and open men’s teams won silvers each and the women’s team a bronze.

Meanwhile, closer to home at the Mullum2Bruns 10km paddle, the club took home the Best Dressed dragon boat and three cartons of fancy beers.

The most recent feat has seen seven Rainbow Dragons Abreast team members combining with Central Coast in a 9-hour 55km paddle on the Ord River Marathon, WA.

Back at home the Rainbows Dragons are training hard after accepting their invitation to compete in the International Dragon Boat Federation’s Club Crew Championships in France.

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