A successful Western Region Dragon Boat Regatta was held at Cudgegong Waters Park, Windamere Dam, Mudgee on Sunday, November 3 with clubs participating from all across the state and Central West.
Teams came from Moruya - Nature Coast, Sydney - Tsunami and Dragons Abreast Sydney, Illawarra, Manning River, Wagga, Wallis Lake and ACT - Ice Dragons, were in attendance.
Central West Clubs included Mudgee MudDragons, Dubbo Outback Dragons, Bathurst Pan Dragons, Orange - Colour City Dragons, and Pinnacle Dragons; Lithgow Flash Dragons, Forbes Lachlan Dragons and Parkes Endeavour Dragons.
Community teams included Orange Credit Union and Orange Volcanoes.
Western Region Regatta president Jen Consadine says the regatta was a success due to the amount of paddlers, both visiting and local, volunteers, officials, supporting organisations and people behind the scenes who got involved during the event.
"It was a wonderful event and we are pleased with the day of racing and that rain held off until late in the afternoon," Consadine said.
We were thrilled to be able to showcase our beautiful area to visitors and many paddlers who had never travelled to Mudgee before.Western Region Regatta president, Jen Consadine