The Dragon Boats NSW State Championships were held last Saturday 30 March at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith. Different Strokes entered five crews (two Opens, two Mixed, and one Womens) with a total of 51 paddlers participating. The day resulted in us ranking 7th in NSW in the Premier Opens category, and in the top ten for the Premier Mixed category as well. Superb work team!

I think we can safely say smiles all around!

Rodney has also sliced together a great video of our different crews which brilliantly demonstrates the energy and excitement of race day. Thanks Rod!

A big thank you to all of the friends and family of Different Strokes that made it down. It makes the race day experience all the more special knowing you’re there supporting us.

Last but not least, a very special congratulations to our head coach, Tanya White, and friend of Different Strokes, Mary Weaver, for receiving the DBNSW President’s Award for their service to the dragon boating community in their hard work in building the junior capacity in the sport.

The 2013 AusDBF Australian Dragon Boat Racing Championships is less than two weeks away. See you all at training. Paddles up!

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