Vic Regional Team Success for Paddlers

Posted by GavinJ on April 26, 2017

With the conclusion of the 2017 Australian Dragon Boat Championships hosted on our own waters at Gateway Lakes it is our delight to advise that Brave Hearts paddlers in the VRT events managed to take home 2 silver and a gold medal.

Combined with other border paddlers, the composite crew was able to hold of NSW in the 100m relay, a new event to AusChamps.

The Racing

Over the course of the 5 days, Brave Hearts paddlers participated in several events including premiers mixed and opens in order to give our younger paddlers Gavin & Kendal a chance to paddle at their first nationals in Brave Hearts colours.

Along with our two young guns was Jane, Di, Julie, Brenda, Sandra and Adrian all new paddlers with Brave Hearts and gave all they had in each of their heats.

In Juniors racing, our newer members who joined a composite team with other clubs from Melbourne saw great success taking home Bronze, Silver and GOLD!!

You can download the full results from AusChamps 2017 here.

The Organising

Organising the AusChamps was no small task, with a large portion of the committee being made up of Brave Hearts Members including Pauline, Murray, Gavin, Lyn, Hilly and most importantly Kevin and Chris who have put in the lions share of effort to make this event possible.