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Congratulate our committed paddlers Mark, Shani, Brad & Orlando who are trying out for the WA State Teams to compete at the National Championships in Canberra in April 2019. A hard slog doing fitness drills at Champion Lakes last Sunday. Well done!

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DBWA REGATA DATES FOR 2018-19

Exciting times with the release of the dates for the new 2018-19 season –
11 November 2018
9 December 2018
13 January 2019
17 February 2019
State Championships Day 1 – 17 March 2019
State Championships Day 2 – 24 March 2019

Forza – AGM 2017

When – Saturday, 29th July 2017
Where – Parade Hotel, Austral Parade, BUNBURY.
Timetable
8.00 am Breakfast (for those interested)
9.30 Annual General Meeting

For all documentation, apologies or queries please contact June Foulds jfoulds@westnet.com.au

DBWA Calendar for 2017-18

As at 20th July 2017 DBWA’s event calendar is as follows –
6 September 2017 AGM
10 September 2017 Claisebrook Challenge
12 November 2017 Regatta 1
10 December 2017 Regatta 2
14 January 2018 Regatta 3
10 February 2018 Forza event
25 February 2018 Regatta 4

Australian Championships
3-8 March 2018 at Lake Kawana, Sunshine Coast Queensland

State Championships
Day 1 – Sunday 18 March
Day 2 – 23 or 24 March (DBWA are still negotiating with VenuesWest actual date of event).

Bling, Bling, Bling, Bling………

State Championships 2017 – Day 2
Another outstanding performance by all who attended yesterday, winning four medals across the five race categories that we competed in –
500m
Women’s Tens – Bronze
Mixed Tens – Bronze
Open Tens – Bronze
1,000m Turn race
Mixed 20s – Bronze
Big thanks to –
• Stella
• Ian
• Tania
• Michelle (volunteer Day 1)
• Celeste
• Brad & Deb for towing boats
• Chris for hauling gear & people
A very special mention to our women who won their first Women’s Tens medals. It was fantastic that the women came to the Coaching Panel expressing a desire to compete as a team. With limited training sessions as a crew, the increased attendance at trainings, improved performances at two regattas and an improvement in “belief” has been outstanding. Keeps the momentum going!
Well done all our men with continued commitment and dedication to each other and the club. With limited number of men and an aging list we continue to “punch above our weight” across various categories of racing. Recruitment of several younger men is essential for progress.
Congratulations to all involved in our club for the 2016-17 racing season.