New 10s Boat !

posted 25 Sep 2017, 03:20 by Bathurst Pan Dragons   [ updated 25 Sep 2017, 03:22 ]

Bathurst Pan Dragons received their new 10 paddler boat on 25 Sep 2017. This boat will enable us to train when we only have a few paddlers and the two boats will give us more flexible training options. Regattas are starting to feature races with 10 paddler boats (instead of the usual 20) so we can use the new boat to train for those races also.

ABC Central West radio: Dragon boating best medicine for cancer patients

posted 3 Dec 2015, 19:50 by Bathurst Pan Dragons

Ros Kemp from Dragons Abreast Orange and Megan O'Farrell from Bathurst Pan Dragons were interviewed about the health benefits of dragon boating.
"Ms Kemp and Ms O'Farrell encouraged everyone to give it a go saying that no skill level was needed, anything could be learnt and that at the end of the day it was all a bit of fun."

Western Advocate: Bathurst Pan Dragons hold first regatta at Chifley Dam

posted 20 Oct 2015, 20:00 by Bathurst Pan Dragons   [ updated 20 Oct 2015, 20:29 ]

“Dragon boating is the best fun you can have sitting down.”

That was the motto on Sunday as the Bathurst Pan Dragons held their first regatta at Chifley Dam since forming in 2011.

Clubs from Orange, Forbes, Lithgow, Dubbo, Wagga and Newcastle came to compete, but also present were several community teams, including staff and councillors from Bathurst Regional Council.

Prime news: Dragon Boats hit the water

posted 20 Oct 2015, 18:37 by Bathurst Pan Dragons   [ updated 20 Oct 2015, 20:07 ]

Bathurst Bi-Centenary celebrations have continued with the first ever Dragon Boat Regatta held at Ben Chifley dam.

Prime News: Dragon boats hit the water

Bathurst Paddlers enjoy regatta - Bathurst City Life

posted 2 Mar 2015, 21:42 by Bathurst Pan Dragons

Short article about our participation with the Western Region Rouges in Jindabyne. 

The paper also ran this great little cartoon:

Orange Regatta,16 Nov 2014

posted 25 Nov 2014, 16:32 by Bathurst Pan Dragons   [ updated 25 Nov 2014, 16:33 ]

The Bathurst Pan Dragons paddled in a boat as a combined team with Forbes Lachlan Dragons at the recent Orange Regatta on Sun 16 Nov 2014. Despite being a rainy & windy cold day, it did not stop some serious competition in the races of about 200 m in length. There were also teams from places including Orange, Dubbo, Penrith, Sydney & Canberra and also races with community teams. The mens 10s team in which 10 paddlers race in a standard 20 paddler boat came 2nd in their final with a time of 1 min 13.42 sec. The womens team with 20 paddlers came third in their final with a time of 1 min 18.97 sec. As the membership grows in Bathurst, we may be able to race as a complete team in future regattas.

Bathurst Pan Dragons at Orange Regatta 2014

Dragons boaters looking for a few new crew

posted 16 Oct 2014, 22:32 by Bathurst Pan Dragons   [ updated 16 Oct 2014, 22:33 ]

THE Bathurst Pan Dragons are inviting anyone looking to get involved in a new sport to head to Chifley Dam this weekend where they will be holding a come-and-try day ahead of the regatta season.

The club has been slowly building over the last three years and will also use Sunday as an opportunity to officially unveil their new shed.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole will be on hand to open the shed.

Our Megan with Pinnacle Paddlers in China 2014

posted 2 Oct 2014, 16:40 by Bathurst Pan Dragons   [ updated 2 Oct 2014, 16:41 ]

Megan participated as part of the Pinnacle paddlers attending a Dragon Boating Festival in China Recently. Below is a link to the Prime News youtube video covering the story.

New Boat Shed

posted 1 Oct 2014, 19:13 by Bathurst Pan Dragons

Bathurst Pan Dragons finally have a boat shed built to house the boat and equipment at Chifley Dam. It was the result of our hard working fundraising team, support from the community, sponsors and Bathurst Regional Council. To celebrate, the club is having a Shed Opening Day/Come & Try Day at 10am on Sun 19 Oct 2014. Check out the flyer for more information

Ord River Challenge June 2014

posted 12 Jun 2014, 21:06 by Bathurst Pan Dragons   [ updated 12 Jun 2014, 21:19 ]

Pan Dragons were proud to have three members, Deb, Vicki & Louise participate in the 55km Ord River challenge at Kununurra (Western Australia). They participated with members of other Central West clubs, there were 7 dragonboat teams in the event. The start was at the Argyle Dam and the finish was at Kununurra where all 7 boats crossed the finish line together, emphasizing the event as a challenge and not a race.

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