A big thank you to our Blades, Broadies junior team and Mt Warning Dragon Boat Club for coaching and introducing over 40 high school students to the sport of Dragonboating. Well done!
For those requesting a layout map of our Corporate Regatta course at Emerald Lakes on the 25th of August, we have added it.
Less then 2 weeks to go, we look forward to hosting you all in a fun day of healthy exercise and socialising!
To see who is going to be there check it out here...
See you there!
This Sundays training is at Winders Park, Duringan St, Currumbin.
We will be assembling at the same venue as where we participate in local regattas ( map attached ) at 7.30am.
For anyone coming from the central or northern end of the coast and is looking for a ride then we will be car pooling from Royal Pines at 6.45am.If anyone has a spare seat or 2 can you please help out.
From our assembly point we will be WALKING (15min ) to a beach to have some fun, approximately 1.5hrs then walk back to our cars.
any questions text, email. or call ME 0410 483 569
What to bring (back pack)
5 SNACK BARS
The AGM will be held on SUNDAY 4th AUGUST 2013.
Normal training will take place in the morning & the AGM will start at 10am. Please see the attached document for the AGM meetings’ details.
Conditions for Nominating, Accepting a Nomination & Voting:
You must be a fully financial member of the club no later than 21st July to be eligible to vote, nominate for a position, nominate a fellow club member for a committee position or second a nomination. Fully financial members names will be checked against the clubs’ bank account. This means your membership must be showing in the account no later than 21st July 2013.
All committee positions will be available. Please consider nominating for a committee position or assisting with the running of your club by volunteering on a sub-committee.
Nominations for committee positions close at 5pm on Friday 19th July & all nominees names will be emailed to all fully financial club members on the night of Friday 19th July 2013.
Nominations must be sent to the club’s P.O. Box or handed to the club Secretary on the correct nomination form & completed prior to handing in. Nominations cannot be accepted in any other format.
If you are holding a proxy for another member you must both be fully financial by the 21st July 2013. All proxy votes must be recorded by the club secretary prior to the AGM. Please advise if you are holding a proxy vote or giving your proxy to a member.
Tee’s Coffee Shop is holding our booking. We will be in the function area inside the coffee shop, close to the tennis courts. Members are welcome to order breakfast / tea / coffee & the staff will see to our needs as quickly & quietly as possible.
The AGM information, nomination & proxy forms will be available on the clubs’ website as of Friday 5thJuly 2013.
Second day of racing over - Broadwater was determined to qualify for Italy and we are happy to say that the Grand Masters Mixed 10s crew took another gold in the 500 m event which gives them 2 golds, qualifying the crew for Italy. The Masters Mixed took a bronze in their division for the 500 which gives them one silver and one bronze which will most likely qualify them also for Italy. A tough but rewarding day.
Tomorrow is State vs State which will be interesting as Queensland has had most of the medal placings in the first 2 days but with the strong NSW premier divisions and other States stepping up it will be very competitive. In the afternoon will be the enduring 2 km races which will test the sweeps ability and the endurance of all teams!
Good luck State reps and Broadie paddlers!
First day of racing over - and Broadwater has paddled themselves to a Gold medal in the Grand Masters Mixed 200 - 10s, and a Silver in the Masters Mixed 200 - 10s. Awesome effort on the first day Broadie. Tomorrow are the gruesome 500m races... good luck all!
I would like to thank, on behalf of the committee and myself, all those who have been involved in preparing our paddlers and club for the Nationals. This includes our head coach and his coaching team, sweeps, the committee, volunteers and team captains and managers. There is a lot of time and energy spent leading up to the Nationals and once again our club has pulled together as one big team to make it happen!
We wish our club representative paddlers and our State representative paddlers, the best as they endeavour to bring our club and our State home with Golds!
Well done all and lets show our fellow Australian clubs what Broadwater can do!
Please see the training schedule for tomorrow.
We had a good social boat on the water last week. Please continue to invite your family and friends to try out dragonboating.
The sweep and car park roster for tomorrow are:
Car Park Duty
I don’t know how you feel but I am pretty shattered!
5:00am start for most of us as our day unfolded – boats arrived, trailers unloaded tent’s went up, tables went in and before you knew it our village was ready. Then the cars came and came and came 530 paddlers who knew!
Then to the gratitude of many our porta loos arrived and as people came out from behind trees, bushes and cars ………. the first thing on our new list is porta loos book for 5:00am check!
For me the big relief was when the first race started – because no matter what goes on behind the scenes those 530 paddlers were here to race and race they did – fast and furious. Race times were loaded on to our web site and on to face book “real time” so very few people were hanging around the administration tent.
Every club member gave what was required to ensure the successful day we had – all with a smile. No drama queens, (except possibly me) with family, friends and children lending a helping hand. Please Broady paddlers thank your family, friends and children on behalf of the club their help was greatly appreciated.
Can I ask the team leaders or any of the club members to identify anything that needs to be improved on for next year; simple things like paper weights to more golf carts for use, please note not all requests can be granted.
Will anything go wrong now if I say that everything went so smoothly even our racing was 20 minutes ahead? Each team, tent and foot patroller worked together to meet the expectations of the sports paddlers. Thank you - thank you - thank you I can’t say it enough!
You know after a race we put our hands in to thank each other for the hard work done……….. Well everyone:
BROADWATER IN 3 2 1 .............
With heartfelt thanks
KIDS IN NEED REGETTA 18TH NOVEMBER 2012
Thank you for another great team effort from the Paddlers of Broadwater Dragons.
For those who could not make it, the day started out very early with us being there at 6:00 (yes that’s right). The weather wasn’t sure what it was going to do so the tents went up the flaps went down and we pegged up tight……..after the first big wind.
There was huge support for this 30th Anniversary event from sports and community groups, approx 40 tents were counted and we were the fortunate ones to have the coffee tent next to us.
Teams wore T Shirts advertising their corporate businesses, sports uniforms or fancy dress, yes there was another pirate team but I can honestly say even with the eye patch on we were better looking!
The women raced first where our fitness guru (Peter Elekana) warmed us up and handed us over to our trainee coach Chris (who PT would be very happy with) when in pirate-speak threatened us with 3 minute planks (instead of walking the plank) if we didn’t give it our best shot, luckily we won the heat. (Fortunately for us Stan only had to cut off one boat for us to win the heat!)
Our men with not as an entertaining prelude to their race followed our footsteps and won their heat.
Then the skies opened up and racing was delayed………..cutting to the chase I am happy to say that the women WON their final, although we did have a heart stopping moment or two but they were just tricking us.
The men did it a little tougher than the women on the day, when they were advised by the race committee that they could not run their final in a men’s boat but had to put in a mixed team for the final where unfortunately they did not place for a trophy. HOWEVER……… with great pride they accepted a trophy for the fastest race time on the day.
A huge well done to our first time racers ……….. how great is it to get in a boat and put into practice what we train for. Although this was a social regatta it does give you an idea of what is expected as we start going to sports regattas in preparation for the States and Nationals.
Honourable mention has to go to our sweeps Stan and Kelly who did a great job today, and as with all our sweeps kept us safe and in the boat! Thanks guys!
Thank you to everyone who always puts in to make these events a smooth fun time for us all!
Special thanks also go to Con and Diana who opened their home to the Broadwater family and put on a table laden of fat free, sugar free, delicacies (Yes it’s true PT) which quite a few of us generously partook. Micah our president disappeared for a little while and I think he was trying to figure out how to use this fantastic home for our club house (stay tuned)?
Don’t forget to put your name down for the regattas coming up and if you are not sure what to expect talk to the paddlers who were in the boat today ……………… you will know them they are the ones smiling!
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