Wollumbin meaning: ‘fighting chief of the mountain’ or ‘cloudcatcher’ previously known as the Mt Warning Dragonboat Club. The club held a 14 km paddle up the Tweed River from Condong to Murwillumbah return on Sunday 6th June 2021 commencing at 10 am. This was to celebrate their name and uniform change. Seven Dragons Abreast Clubs from near and far were in attendance.
It was a glorious winter’s day with bright sunshine after a chilly start for us Queenslanders from Dragons Abreast Bribie Island (DABI).
The water glistened on the Tweed and reflections were brilliant with only the occasional ‘log crocodile’ floating past to fool those not familiar with the area. The team was looking forward to the paddle with excitement, especially one of our new members who was participating in her very first event.
The long paddle commenced in company with four other boats up the winding river to Murwillumbah, returning to Condong where a delicious boxed lunch was provided. Afterwards, the fun continued with a further paddle down the Tweed for another 3 kms and return.
Presentation afterwards saw DABI awarded the team of the day. We commended the Wollumbin Dragon Boat Club on their efficiency and congratulated them on their meaningful name and uniform change.
The weather was not so great at TCB, a chilly start for the Cooloola Regatta 12 degrees on Sunday 26th. But, a first place in the first race set the tone for a great day. Paddling is a unique experience and DABI is having their “Come &Try Sunday 10 July. We welcome all breast cancer survivors, regardless of their fitness and age, and encourage them and their supporters to join us at Crest Park at 9.30 a.m. near VMR for a wonderful fun day!