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WA Auroras – Bring on Canada!!

After some 15 months of preparation, the WA Auroras are off to Canada tonight,  Saturday 8 August!  WOOHOO!!


Flight time is 5 minutes to midnight, arriving in Hong Kong at 7:45 am, then departing 3 hours later at 10:45 am.  Scheduled to land in Toronto at 1:45 pm on Sunday 9 August (Toronto time), which equates to Monday, 10 August at 1:45 am in Perth (12 hours ahead).

Details for live streaming video have yet to be announced.  It is suggested one checks the following websites for any updates:

The World Championships start on Wed, 19 Aug.  The race schedule is as below.  DBWA wishes the Auroras the best of luck to BRING HOME SOME BLING!!!

Wed 19 2000m sml/std boats
Thurs 20 1000m
Fri 21 500m mixed sml/std boats
Sat 22 200m std/sml boats
Sun 23 500m opens/womens sml/std boats

DBWA AGM – Wed 29 July 2015

The DBWA AGM is on Wednesday 29 July at the Maylands Sport and Recreation Club, Clarkson Road, Maylands. Proxies will be taken from 6.15pm-6.45pm with the meeting commencing at 7.00pm sharp.

Positions up for election are:

· Vice President – 2 years
· Administration Director – 2 years
· Finance Director – 1 year (2nd year of 2-year term)
· Communications Director – 1 year (2nd year of 2-year term)
· Operations Director – 2 years
· Elected Board member B – 2 years
· Elected Board member C – 2 years

Note: Nominations will not be accepted from the floor. Any unfilled positions will be advertised to all members via expression of interest (EOI).

DBWA Regatta dates – 2015/16 season

The dates for the upcoming regatta season have been confirmed by Venues West — lock them in your calendar!  The distances/formats have yet to be confirmed; details will be provided as they come available.

Regatta & State Championship dates (all are on a Sunday):

  • 8 Nov 2015
  • 6 Dec 2015
  • 24 Jan 2016
  • 14 Feb 2016
  • 13 Mar 2016 – State Championship Day 1
  • 20 Mar 2016 – State Championship Day 2

DBWA State Team – EOI for photos from 2015 Australian Championships

DBWA now has the State Team photos that were taken by Aussies in Action at the 2015 Australian Championships.  Photos of all State teams (Junior, U24, Premier, Senior A, B & C) are all available.

If you are considering obtaining copies of the photos, please register your interest by completing the form below.  The price has yet to be determined, but is expected to be less than $20 for all the photos.

Other details about the process have yet to be determined.  At this point it is only an EOI for the photos, as the number of people who are interested will influence a few key factors of the process.

Click here for EOI registration form:

2015 Australian Nationals – WA’s best year ever!

Congratulations to the many WA paddlers that won medals at the 2015 Australian National Championships in Perth!

This was our best year ever for medals and DBWA is very proud of all the paddlers, coaches, club committees and club members that worked so hard to prepare for the event.

DBWA is also very proud of the many wonderful volunteers who helped make the 2015 Nationals a success — the feedback was that the volunteers were incredibly helpful, happy and polite and the paddlers really appreciated all their effort and assistance.

 State vs State
1st – Jnr Mixed 10×200
2nd – Jnr Mixed 20×500
2nd – Jnr Open 20×500
2nd – U24 Women 10×500
2nd – U24 Open 10×500
3rd – Senior A Mixed 10 x 200
2nd – Senior B Mixed 10 x 500
3rd – Senior C Mixed 10 x 500

Club vs Club
Fremantle Swans
3rd – U24 Mixed 10×500,
3rd – Jnr Mixed 20×500
3rd – Jnr Women 10×500
2nd – U24 Women 10×500
2nd – Jnr Open 10×500
3rd – U24 Open 10×500
3rd – Jnr Open 20×500
3rd – U24 Mixed 10×200
1st – Jnr Mixed 20×200
3rd – Jnr Women 10×200
2nd – U24 Women 10×200
3rd – U24 Open 10×200
3rd – Jnr Open 20×200
Lakers (Laker Juniors)
3rd – Junior Mixed 10×500
3rd – Junior Open 10×200
3rd – Junior Mixed 10×200
Indian Ocean
4th – Senior A Open 10s x 500
Cockburn Blades
7th – Senior A Mixed 10s x 500