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Rainbow Dragons back on the water for regatta

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High-energy contests await punters and paddlers at this weekend’s dragon boat regatta. Photo supplied

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club has waited a few years to welcome the Northern NSW dragon boat and local community back to their annual regatta; and it is on this weekend at Shaws Bay.

Even though the floods have restricted most clubs’ training, and regattas have been few and far between, the competitive bug is high and the paddlers are keen for a weekend of hard racing and socialising, said Jan Wright, president of the Rainbow Dragons.

‘We’re also keen to finally regatta-test Shaws Bay’s dredging and the new beachfront completed a good year or two ago. We’re confident that the paddlers on the “new” racecourse and the beach boat loading area will give it the thumbs-up.’

‘The community teams’ competition always adds fun and colour to the regatta. Each team plans their team theme and costume – then onto the water they go. Albeit teams are a bit short-on this year, but already there are teams making plans for 2023,’ she said.

The event is free and spectators are welcome to this exciting alcohol-free venue. Food and drink will be on sale.

Saturday 20 August, 11.30am till 3.30pm and Sunday 21 August, 8.30am till 3.30pm at Shaws Bay, via Pop Dennison Park.


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