Cockburn flies the flag for WA
Cockburn Dragon Boat Club member Vivienne Wigg had the honour of bearing the flag for WA at the opening ceremony of the Australian Dragon Boat Championships held at Albury –Wodonga on April 21 and 22.
Cockburn was the only team representing WA and if success is defined by team camaraderie, fun and paddling beyond our expectations then CDBC had success in bucketloads.
Cockburn competed in the 200m and 500m Senior A Women’s (with only 2 Senior A, 40-50 year old, paddlers in the team and the majority nudging 60 or 60+). The results: 200m – 2nd in heat behind strong Brisbane-based Te Waka and 7th fastest in the semi-finals, just missing out on a finals berth. Overall 200m position 7 out of 17. 500m – 3rd in heat and 2nd in the repecharge with the overall position in 500m of 10th out of 14 teams.
Long-serving members honoured at first regatta
The day started bright and early for the Cockburn Blades as the first regatta of the season also celebrated the clubs 30th Anniversary. The members proceeded to set up the tents and the BBQ. The substantial raffle prizes were well displayed and caught the eye of many a paddler willing to try their luck. Club members also contributed to setting for DBWA and helping other clubs unload their boats.