The Rockhampton Dragon Boat Club began training last weekend at Paradise Lagoons for the 2012 State Championships.
The Rockhampton Dragon Boat Club began training last weekend at Paradise Lagoons for the 2012 State Championships. Contributed

Dragon boat club seeks new members

IF YOU have ever had the dream to glide across the Fitzroy River then why not head down to the Rockhampton Dragon Boat Club's "Come and Try" Day.

The club will host its annual sign-on day, providing the chance for anyone interested to experience the thrill of dragon boat racing.

Club president Caroline Humphreys said the day was all about promoting the sport and giving locals a chance to have a go.

"We are encouraging those who have a passion for fun on the water to come and try this great anabolic exercise," she said.

"The boat carries 22 people, a drummer, a sweep and 20 paddlers."

The Rockhampton Club encourages those aged over 16 to come along to Paradise Lagoons this Sunday for a 7.30am start.

"We would like more members who are prepared to become competitive and travel to regattas in our region, hopefully build a state team," Humphreys said.

"For $5 a person they can have three consecutive paddles then they can decide to hopefully join the club."

The club has previously entered in state competitions last year taking a small contingent to the Bucca Regatta.

"After two hard fought races we won third in the Pinkie challenge," Humphreys said.

"The State Championships are in March this year and the next regatta is the Te Waka Dragons at Kawana Waters on the Sunshine Coast." Phone Caroline Humphreys on 0438 544 900.



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