Training Session #1
T hanks to the awesome generosity of DSA, session #1 started at the Dragon Sports Australia with almost the full complement of paddlers available. An interesting mix of old time paddlers who haven't held a blade for a long time, to the absolute newbies who have never held a paddle.
After the safety brief and paddler distribution, we head out. It didn't take long for the oldies to get back into it and the newbies to get the feel for what dragon boating is all about.
The warmups ensued and then we started into what it would be like on the day. For a bunch of essentially new paddlers they team did extremely well for a first time and hardly a clashed paddle was heard.
The photos below show the fun we had.