Four of us attended the meeting in Hobart on 2nd May and a lot was achieved in a really positive setting.
The dragon boat club is the Derwent Storms and with Hobart, Devonport and Launceston DAA clubs we are the 4 clubs which comprise TasDBF. They are very keen to come paddling with us at all our venues and already have 2 dragon boats. They are also busy organising courses to train and accredit dragon boaters.
Priorities for TasDBF are accreditation of coaches, sweeps and officials; more regattas; more money & sponsorship; state titles in 2010; & publicity.
TasDBF will provide us with personal insurance, as well as expertise on dragon boating.
At present I am the DANTI representative and act as the conduit between DANTI members and TasDBF.