The mighty Coolangatta-Mount warning Dragon Boat team.
The mighty Coolangatta-Mount warning Dragon Boat team. Contributed

Murwillumbah Dragons win national championships

THE dragons have made their mark once again.

The 2013 Australian Dragon Boat Championships were held at the International Regatta Centre in Sydney from April 15-20.

Over 3000 competitors from all over Australia competed in junior, open, mixed and women's events.

Coolangatta- Mt Warning Dragon Boat Club took a squad of 20 down to the championships and entered two teams in 4 different categories.

The grandmaster women's crew won both the 200m and 500m finals becoming National Champions in both events and qualifying for the World Club Crew Championships in Italy in 2014.

The grandmaster mixed crew finished 4th in the 200m event and came 2nd by 6/100ths of a second in the 500m.

All paddlers backed up to compete in State and Regional representative teams came away with more gold and silver medals.

"We were extremely lucky to have fabulous weather throughout the competition and the facilities and race venue were outstanding," a spokeswoman for the club said.

"We are returning to our winter training now which is on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

"On May 25 we will be holding our 10km Bridge to Bridge Regatta, from Condong to Murwillumbah and back which will be very spectacular for people to come out and have a look."

The club welcomes new members and now is a great time to come and give paddling a go.

You can contact the club at mtwarningdragons@gmail.com or 0417261081



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