Lennox Head’s Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club will be welcoming to their annual regatta this weekend, 24 & 25 August, teams from 14 dragon boat clubs, six local community teams, plus the club’s generous sponsors and community supporters. Everyone will be in for two days of exciting racing on the banks of Shaws Bay, East Ballina.
The dragon boat community itself is a congenial lot until they get on the water so expect some tight racing from the 400 plus paddlers who will be arriving in town on Friday and Saturday. One of the highlights is always the 100m dash State of Origin race on Saturday afternoon. Paddlers from the 8 NSW teams will be out to hold the trophy high over the six Queensland clubs.
The entertainment for the visitors for the weekend is also fierce with The Shawsy, one of the club’s major sponsors, putting on food and live music for all to enjoy.
The 200m sprints on Sunday will be particularly exciting for the six community teams participating. They will be competing in the Ultimate Community Team Challenge with the winner receiving not only glory, but a $250 prize to be given to their charity of choice. This has been made possible by a generous donation from one of the club’s sponsors, Just for Pets. The teams to look out for are the Jetts Dragons, Kyogle Hillbillies, Bravehearts, Bucket-eers, Ragnar’s Rowers and Black Cats.
Rainbow Dragons wish to thank their 16 generous sponsors who are an integral part of bringing this exciting regatta to the community.
Another regatta essential is good food and drinks to keep competitors and spectators alike happy. Come along and support the Lions Club by grabbing a Lions BBQ classic as well as try your luck in the monster raffle.