Paddle Clubs Mix It Up

Northern Rivers Outrigger Canoe Club (NROCC) punted and shunted on the Richmond River, sharing time on the water with the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club on the Monday, Australia Day holiday. 

Crews swapped boats trying the different disciplines in a fun-for-all hour or so on the water mixing experiences and techniques in a joyful morning of paddling fun.

Outrigger coach, Denise Cooper, a ‘water woman’ whose time and experience on the water is unrivalled said, “It was a great time to share craft, learn technique, and have a laugh. We love to play, we love to train, and at the end of the day we’ll have a bacon and egg roll, and laugh some more!”

The Northern Rivers Outrigger Canoe Club put several outriggers on the water and 17 people from Rainbow Dragons put their boat on the water. Afterwards, NROCC hosted a club breakfast under the trees at Cawarra Park.  

Dragon boat steerer, Phil Wilk, who is also an NROCC member said, ‘It was a great morning!’ and he enthusiastically endorsed the concept of clubs coming together for fun, friendship and different paddling experiences.


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