Now is the best time to come and try paddling with the Lachlan Dragons on Lake Forbes. It’s the start of the season so you can begin training before regatta season kicks in. If you love it you can compete, you can become involved with us in the upcoming River Arts Festival, or you can just remain a social paddler. It is also the time of season when there are a few other newbies about, so you certainly won’t feel the odd one out.
Last weekend the club’s coaching duo, Carmen Stephens and Warren Edwards, headed off to Chifley Dam Bathurst for a two-day course run by state coach, Deb Clarke. “The course made me feel confident that our club is on the right track in terms of season goals and fulfilling the needs of both social and more competitive paddlers,” said Carmen, “also informed me of so many extra tips and strategies that will help us continue in the best direction for our club.”
The Club is fortunate to have Carmen as head coach and Warren as assistant coach. “There was a great deal to absorb
and remember”, said Warren, “Deb made us feel comfortable and confident in the techniques shown.” Carmen and Warren must still complete further practical experiences and evaluations over the next few months.
“It was great to share the weekend with Warren, because we now feel well prepared and informed to make plans for a
fun and successful season for the Forbes Dragon Boat Club,” said Carmen. So come along and give paddling a try! Call Chris 0414 762 775 or Bill and Beth 0418 253 045.
By Beth Thomas