Dragons Abreast Townsville has been an active Dragons Abreast group since 2004. A vibrant group of Breast Cancer Survivors and their Supporters meet every Saturday morning on the Townsville Strand at 7am for social and technique paddling in the Coral Sea. We are affectionally known as “Twin Titties”.
Townsville is blessed with weather that allows us to paddle all year round, however we take a break from paddling over the Christmas/New Year period when members may be away on holidays and we can also experience unpredictable tropical weather conditions. We are often accompanied on our paddle by turtles, dolphins and other sea life.
We have two dragon boats – “Karen’s Wish” and “Spirited Lady”” that live on The Strand, both wearing hot pink covers and creating a great visual effect on the shoreline.
In 2010, a sporting Dragon Boat Club was formed – “Townsville Dragon Boat Club Inc.” and Dragons Abreast Townsville members are a vital group of this club with members having access to paddle socially or to extend themselves and participate at local, state, national and international dragon boat events.
We take our role of promoting Breast Cancer awareness very seriously through creative media events, participation in Cancer Council Queensland initiatives and networking with community organizations to raise awareness about Breast Cancer. Dragons Abreast Townsville is now an established part of the Townsville community and we participate in local community events wherever possible to promote awareness of Breast Cancer and the importance of early detection.
In 2010 we gained a very generous sponsorship in the form of a no cost storage unit with Storage King Townsville, Hyde Park. In 2018 National Storage took over the company and they have continued to be a very generous sponsor to our club. http://www.nationalstorage.com.au.
Having the use of this unit enables us to keep our equipment in one secure location.
Visitors and Come and Try paddlers- please make contact prior to attending a training session.
Contact Pam McHugh – 0468 996 564
Meet a friendly new bunch of people, have fun and get fit. Then join us for coffee after paddling.
Saturday morning – 7:00 am and be on the water by 7:30 am for 1 hour.
Right behind the Tobruk swimming pool on the beach – southern end of The Strand.
Tuesday and Thursday
We train with Townsville Dragon Boat Club on Tuesday and Thursdays, at Loam Island on Ross River. Riverway Drive, Kelso.
Summer evening – 5:00pm for on water at 5:30pm till 6.30pm Winter paddling times may differ.
What to Wear and Bring
Hat and sunglasses
Comfortable clothing (It is recommended that stockings be worn for safety during the stinger season if paddling on the Strand)
It is a water sport so you may like to bring a change of clothes and a towel
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