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


Come and try days – October 2017

Clothes and old shoes that can get wet.
• Drink bottle
• Towel
• Some dry clothes and
• A friend.
• Email us using the Contact Form or
• Phone Mark 0408 927 646

Forza – AGM 2017

When – Saturday, 29th July 2017
Where – Parade Hotel, Austral Parade, BUNBURY.
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 –
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.


Fantastic effort by the 23 people who attended the first day of State Championships for 2017 today.

We did some outstanding racing with “very creditable” results, some highly competitive performances, great teamwork and support all day.

Our Tens Mixed placed third wining Bronze medals –

Heat 1 – 3rd 3.4 seconds behind 1st

Heat 2 – 1.78 seconds behind 1st

Heat 3 – 4th 2.00 seconds behind 1st

Our Open Tens placed third over the day winning Bronze medals –

Heat 1 – 4th -4.54 seconds behind 1st

Heat 2 – 3rd 4.4 seconds behind 1st

Heat 3 – 3rd 2.84 seconds behind 1st

Our Women’s Tens –

Heat 1 – 4th 2.23seconds of 1st place

Heat 2 – 5th 4.3 seconds of 1st

Heat 3 – 3rd 4.77 of 1st

Our Mixed 20s –

Heat 1 – 4th 0.56 second behind 1st

Heat 2 – 4th 1.2 seconds behind 1st

Heat 3 – 4th )no time recorded)

In the Mixed 2,000m racing we placed second winning Silver medals, only 2 seconds behind the winning time, imagine what it could have been if we had not been held up on the last turn, not being able to overtake a slower boat for the full 80m of the turn. This race was the outstanding performance of the day for Forza.

Given the quality of the opposition all our racing was an outstanding result.

Big thanks –

Ø Bred & Deb for hauling boats to Champion Lakes

Ø Chris for taking heads, tails, drums etc.

Ø Merinda, Orlando & Neville for assisting with coaching

Ø Michelle for being our volunteer

Ø Everyone who drove competitor to & from the regatta.

See everyone at training this week as we prepare for Day 2, 1,000m and 500m racing.