Category Archives: Regatta and Race Results

Photos – Bunbury Aquaspectacular 2015

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I'm watchin' you young'uns... don't make me get my paddle out!
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Further embarrassment related to photo 12 (“Everyone sing like the Bee Gees!”) can be found here. 🙂

Regatta #4 results – 22 Feb 2015

The results for regatta #4 are now available: Regatta results – 22 Feb 2015

Regarding the 2,000 m race, time penalties and awards were determined by the Chief Official, as per the AusDBF Competition Regulations and Rules of Racing (v3).  Sections R10.3(i) –  missing buoys and R10.6 – impeding/colliding and R10.4(b) – time deduction bonus (for impeded boat) were considered when assigning time penalties and awards.

All sweeps and captains are reminded it is their responsibility to familiarise themselves with the aforementioned AusDBF race rules and ensure compliance with the requirements.  The rules are there not only for sporting fairness, but for safety reasons as well.


Results – Regatta #3 – 18 January 2015

The third regatta of the 2014/2015 race season went well. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the race time results.

Through no fault of DBWA and despite the best efforts of the wonderful volunteers in the finishing tower (a special thank you to them, as they worked hard throughout a very stressful day!), a series of glitches and issues wreaked havoc on the race data.  Some race times are simply unavailable, while other race times are obviously wrong (e.g. between 9 min and 31 min for a 200 m race).  Although some of the times are wrong, they can be used to calculate the time differences between first and second, first and third, etc.

Since some of the times are unavailable and some of the races were very close, the finishing photos have been included as evidence of the finishing order.  The finishing order of the boats have been double checked against the finish photos and confirmed to be correct.  The times that are incorrect or missing are ‘as is’ — there is no way of fixing the data.

DBWA apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.  The problems that occurred are being examined by VenuesWest and efforts are being made to prevent the issues from occurring again in the future.

Race results (as is): DBWA regatta 18 January 2015

Finishing photos: Photos – 18 Jan 2015


Results – Regatta #1 – 9 Nov 2014

See the file below for the results of the 2014-15 season regatta #1, held Sunday 9 November 2014.

The results are the final results and have been double checked against the finishing photos and times recorded.  If there are any discrepancies between the results that were posted or announced at the regatta and the results detailed in the document below, the document below is the correct.

DBWA regatta 1 09112014 corrected

2014 State Championships – Results

One knows the racing is fast and furious when there is a 0.0066 sec split between 1st and 2nd, and only 0.5 sec between the first three boats!

Thank you to all clubs, paddlers, volunteers and spectators who participated in the 2014 State Championships!

    0.0066 second split between 1st and 2nd!
0.0066 second split between 1st and 2nd!  Click to enlarge photo.

2014 State Championships – Final placings 10s and 20s
DBWA State 2014 – 29 March – 10s times
DBWA States 2014 – 30 March – 20s times

Forza Aqua Spectacular – 1 March 2014

Forza Dragon Boat Club held their Aqua Spectacular event on 1 March 2014, and it proved to be a success!  The format was new and required teams to nominate how long it would take them to paddle 200 m, then they had to try and match that time!  The team that came closest to their nominated time would be the winner.

Congratulations to Perth Pirates for first place, and to Cockburn Blades for an extremely close (0.37 sec) second place win!

Many times during the event paddles were laughing and saying, “This is the slowest racing I’ve ever done!” as several of the teams picked a very ‘relaxed’ paddling rate to be used for their races.  This became rather funny to watch when a team with a ‘fast’ nominated race time was matched with a crew with a ‘slow’ nominated race time — people who were watching from the shoreline must have been wondering what kind of strange races were being run!

Forza extends their gratitude to the many people who helped make the event a success, including the volunteers, their sponsors, the City of Bunbury and Department of Sport and Recreation who funded the Forza boat shed from which the event was run, Fremantle Swan DBC for supplying two boats and Trevor for transporting them, and all the members of Forza who helped organise the event and all the clubs and paddlers who came to Bunbury to support it.

The results of the various heats are here: Forza Aqua Spectacular – 1 Mar 14 – RESULTS SHEET.