- Saturday, 2 March 2013 – Forza Regatta (Bunbury) – see Regatta INFORMATION – 2nd March 2013 and Regatta entry form 2nd March 2013
- Saturday, 18 May 2013 – Frankland River Marathon – hosted by Denmark Dragon Boat Club EOI – Frankland River Marathon 2013
- Saturday 29th June 2013 – Mandurah Dragon Boat Club Marathon, Murray River, Ravenswood
Congratulations to the WA Juniors/Under 23’s and the senior paddlers who were selected on to the Auroras and will represent Australia at the 11th World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Szegred, Hungary!
The successful paddlers are:
|Junior/Under 23 Auroras||Senior Auroras|
|Keeva Brooks||Russell Clappinson|
|Todd Clappinson||Mike Higginson|
|Josh Clements||Stewart Tempest|
|Hannah Dixon||Gordon Waycott|
National Championships – Monday, 15 April – Saturday, 20 April 2013
The 2013 National Championships will be held in Penrith, New South Wales from Monday 15 April to Saturday, 20 April 2013 (inclusived). Click here for specific information on race dates and categories.
As per agreement between all State associations and AusDBF, the format of the 2013 Nationals has been revised to accommodate the needs of paddlers, as best as possible. It was recognised that many paddlers, and especially Premier and Junior paddlers, struggle to obtain time away from work and study to attend the Nationals, so the racing has been revised so that paddlers in the Masters and up age groups paddle on the first two days of the Nationals, then the State vs State racing is held mid-week, followed by Premier and Junior racing. This allows paddlers to attend for a shorter time-period as may be necessary, but if paddlers wish to stay longer and participate in the event atmosphere there are expected to be opportunities for them to volunteer, if desired, and assist with the operation of a National event.
Logistical issues with deconstruction of the regatta centre impeded Sunday being used for racing.
A steering committee is being set up between the States and AusDBF to further consider the format of the Nationals in future years. Although the 2013 Nationals will incorporate some changes, it is expected that more changes will still be required to adapt and accommodate the increased participation at the championships.
DBWA is pleased to announce that AusDBF has appointed Rex Tindal (DBWA Coaching Director and Fremantle Swans club member) as the Australian Aurora’s Junior Male Coach for the World Nations Championships in Hungary in July 2013. Congratulations, Rex!
The National championships will be held in You Perth in 2015. The cheap nba jerseys original date was to be in 2014, however due Events to a request from QDBF to swap years wholesale nfl jerseys for the event Queensland will be holding the changes Nationals in 2014 and WA will host in 2015.