The DBWA State Championships are quickly approaching. Please mark your calendars with the following information! As usual, the event will be held at Champion Lakes, Armadale. Note the different start times for the race days – the later start on the Saturday is to provide the regional teams a bit more time to travel to Perth.
Sweep/coach meetings will be held approximately 30 minutes before the first race. Further details to be provided when entry form is sent to clubs.
Saturday, 29 March 2014
9:30 am – first race
200 m & 500 m
Sunday, 30 March 2014
9:00 am – first race
200 m & 500 m & 2,000 m
State Championships – exemptions required
DBWA-approved exemptions are required for paddlers who have joined clubs after 1 Jan 2014 and want to paddle in the State Championships. The specific criteria for exemptions are listed in the DBWA General Regulations, which may be downloaded from the document section of this website.
Exemptions are to be submitted to DBWA and must include the paddler’s name, date of registration with club, and past history of paddling (i.e. ‘new to sport’, ‘paddled overseas but moved to Perth in February 2014’, etc.)
Forza invites all DBWA clubs to their Aqua Spectacular event on Saturday, 1 March 2014, held in Bunbury.
Racing will start at 4pm and will finish at 8pm on Saturday 1st March. This year the format will be different. We will be asking the crews to nominate their own race times at the briefing session. The times nominated and margins will be announced after the first heat so that the crews will have some idea on how they went. However the other two heats will be announced on completion of racing. A perpetual trophy and prize money is on offer.
The minimum number of paddlers is 8 and the maximum is 20. No drummers
Crew lists can be as many as you like.
Only two teams allowed from each club. (No swapping)
Naturally no timing devices allowed on the water.
BBQ packs will be available and no alcohol is allowed until after racing.
Serious paddling (training) is available for those who wish on Sunday 2nd March.
Please contact Forza members at the next two DBWA regattas for more information. It promises to be a fun weekend with lots of activities happening along the promenade. Contact details for event entry will be distributed at a later date, in the meantime, please send DBWA an email to express your club’s interest in attending the Aqua Spectacular.
The Lions Eye Institute in Nedlands has contacted DBWA asking for volunteers to assist in a research study. The Western Australia Eye Protection Study (WAEPS) is valuable to paddlers and other people who spent a lot of time doing sports and activities outdoors. The Institute is seeking participants aged 12 years and over who are regularly involved in outdoor sporting or other outdoor activities. For more information, see the Invitation Letter and WAEPS Brochure2014.