Trialling the new boat

SATURDAY 16th JULY

Tuesday evening, in the cold, wind and freezing rain the new boat arrived. Again thanks must go to the club members who returned to the RSL and to Theo, Simon and Phil who helped slide the boat off the carrier and carry it into the compound. The River Dragons are most appreciative to Stocklands, the RSL and the NSW Government for the grants and to the Lions Club for their generous donation – all of which allowed us to purchase a Champion dragon boat from Brisbane. This new boat will replace “Dragonheart” and you will see “Dragonheart II” on the water during coming weeks. She is a beautiful lady with a stunning head and a silver tongue stud, very modern. 

Following Saturday’s meeting we took the new boat out to see if she actually floated. She did float and handled beautifully with sixteen on board. She is long, very sleek, has an amazingly painted drum and has the prettiest dragon head you’ve ever seen. After our paddle along the river the River Dragons adjourned to the RSL Club for lunch.

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