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Massive Murray Paddle 2018

posted 25 Nov 2018, 02:10 by Bathurst Pan Dragons

Bathurst members Laurence, Deb, Lou, Vicki, Caitlin, Yvonne & Susan combined with paddlers from Orange, Dubbo, Parkes, Wagga Wagga & Moruya to form the relay team 'Wandering Dragons'. They achieved paddling 404 km down the Murray River from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill over 5 days (19 - 23 Nov 2018). It was a tremendous achievement. The Wandering Dragons also came 2nd in their relay category and were awarded the Mark Thornthwaite trophy for fundraising the most out of all the other teams: $27 315. Each club supported a local cause close to their hearts, Bathurst donated to the Bathurst Women's Refuge. Special thanks to Geoff, Jen & Rob for helping out as the 'road crew'.

Pan Dragons take over Parkrun

posted 22 Sep 2018, 05:14 by Bathurst Pan Dragons   [ updated 22 Sep 2018, 05:16 ]

Our club volunteered at the Bathurst Parkrun today (22Sep2018). This is a timed weekly 5km run or walk to promote fitness & fun in the community. Volunteers had various roles including marshalling out on the course, photography, time-keeping and tail-walking.

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."

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/11/23/4357254.htm

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. 

http://www.westernadvocate.com.au

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.

https://au.prime7.yahoo.com/n3/news/a/-/local/29860566/dragon-boats-hit-the-water-video/

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.


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