Category Archives: News and Events

Starting pontoons

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.

EOI for volunteers to assist with 2015 National Championships

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:

  • Merchandise
  • Media
  • Social media
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship
  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Logistics (e.g. tents, food stalls, etc)
  • Volunteers
  • Paddler entertainment
  • Cultural aspect

If you are interested in helping out, please with your name, email and mobile phone number.

Feedback on DBWA Regattas requested

Members wishing to comment on what could be improved or what worked at the 2013/14 regattas are encouraged to send an .  Your thoughts and comments are valued!

Have any photos?

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

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.