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The Lennox Head-based Rainbow Region Dragon boat team had a promising start to 2021, when they picked up a third place at the Broadwater Regatta, held on the Gold Coast earlier this month

The team won their bronze in the mens-20 race utilising a combined squad that included 16 women.

‘We are pretty chuffed with the result because it was our first regatta since 2019,’ spokesperson Monica Wilcox said.

‘The Queensland teams have had at least three regattas since Covid restrictions were lifted and they’re preparing for a State competition, which NSW is not having,’ she said.

The Rainbow Dragon boaters have to wait till May 2 for their next competitive outing at the Urunga Titilators Regatta. The event includes a seven-kilometer island marathon as well as a series of 200-meter sprint races.

The club is looking forward to bouncing back from Covid in 2021, and is always open to new members, when or women, no matter their age or fitness level.

‘You will be fitter than you ever thought possible, because nothing motivates you more than being in a boat surrounded by Rainbow Dragons giving their everything,’ Monica said.

The club is offering five free training sessions for new members, find out more at Rainbow Dragons.


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