Old boats donated to local primary school

In a major operation spanning two weekends the Cockburn dragon-boaters collected one of the old tin dragon boats from the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club and the other from East Fremantle Yacht Club then transported both boats to Burrendah Primary School.

The tinnies had been destined for the scrap heap but as a last minute reprieve the Burrendah Primary School expressed an interest in obtaining the boats for their playgrounds. The school also intends to incorporate the boats in their art program and use them for cultural purposes.

The CDBC Committee is pleased the boats have entered another phase of their life and intend passing on the history of the boats to the school and participating in a formal handover. A fitting outcome for the Club’s 30th Anniversary year!

Six CDBC members volunteered to help at the Western Mudd Rush on Sunday 16 August and were rostered on various stations. Marzia, Lyn and Di manned the Aid Station, supplying drinks to the competitors as they ran past. Rick had an easy time, so we’re told, on the hay bale obstacle and Tanya and Chris played ‘good cop, bad cop’ at the Get Lost maze.

The 2015-16 paddling season kicks off on Sunday 6th September at 8am. Memberships are also due.

Loading the second tinny at East Fremantle Yacht Club

Loading the second tinny at East Fremantle Yacht Club

Arrived at Burrendah Primary School

Arrived at Burrendah Primary School


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.