DBWA is investigating the use of the pontoon at the regattas. The pontoon have obvious advantages (less variation in starting position across all lanes), but also has some disadvantages, namely the cost involved, the number of volunteers required to assist on the pontoon, and the need to shift it so the 2,000 m race can be run.
It is uncertain whether the pontoon is a feasible option for use at all the grand prix regattas, but DBWA is endeavoring to put measures in place which minimise inconsistent or unfair starts. It is already recognised that fair and equitable starts are of significant importance at the State Championships.
Racing at the regatta on 19 January, 2014 was extremely close, with some races being won by the merest of margins. Finishing tower photos show how incredibly close some of the races were and why the photo finish equipment is so important for us to have at the Champion Lakes venue.
DBWA needs help from anyone who can spare some time to assist with the 2015 National Championships. The time commitment can be adjusted to suit your needs, and with today’s electronic communications, doesn’t matter where you live!
Some of the areas we are looking for ideas and assistance include:
Logistics (e.g. tents, food stalls, etc)
If you are interested in helping out, please with your name, email and mobile phone number.
DBWA is seeking photos for the website. If members have any good-quality digital pictures they are willing to make available for use, please send them through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where possible, please provide a brief explanation of where/when the photo was taken and the name(s) of the people in the picture. DBWA cannot guarantee all photos will be used, but will endeavor to use them wherever possible.
DBWA is the State governing body for the sport of dragon boating in Western Australia