Four Dragons Abreast Crews Paddling in the Australian Championships!

The 22nd annual Australian Dragon Boat Championships (AusChamps) will be held at the Rowing Course, Weston Park, Yarralumla (on Lake Burley Griffin) in Canberra ACT from 17-22 April 2019 and Dragons Abreast Australia is proud to cheer on four of our groups who are competing in the Breast Cancer Survivor categories.

DA Penrith, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane will all be paddling in the AusChamps, Australia’s premier Dragon Boating event in which clubs from all states compete against one another for the title of National Champion. AusChamps is an annual event, held in a different State/Territory each year.

The championships attract nearly 3000 competitors from clubs all around the country to participate in club vs club and State vs State races. Racing includes events for several age categories, including up to three Junior/Youth categories, a Premier (open age) category, and three Senior (over age 40) categories.

Crews are Womens, Mixed, and Open composition, and race distances are 200m, 500m, and 2,000m. The boats are either 'standard' sized, which hold a crew of 22, or 'small', which hold a crew of 12. This year’s AusChamps competition will feature 331 races over five exhilarating days of racing, with 863 crews of paddlers from 72 Clubs, all vying for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Nearly 200 Race Officials and Volunteers will ensure that the event runs smoothly.

The souvenir program can be found here.

Good luck crews!



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