Chilly start no deterrent for dragon boat paddlers

North Esk Dragon Club members training on the Tamar River in preparation for their trip to the Masters Games in Adelaide in October
North Esk Dragon Club members training on the Tamar in preparation for their trip to the Masters Games in Adelaide in October

The North Esk Dragon Club spent a chilly Saturday morning training on the Tamar River.

The team were taking part in their routine Saturday morning paddle in preparation for their trip to the Masters Games in Adelaide in October.

Head coach Paul Van Nynanten said dragon boating was not just about winning races but about social inclusion and getting healthy.

Launceston was sitting at a wintery -0.3 degrees when the team started their practice.

It had warmed to a 5.9 degrees by 10.30am.

Areas across the North experienced the chill on Saturday with Cressy sitting at -5.1 degrees at 7.30am.

Mr Van Nynanten said the North Esk Dragon Club was always keen to recruit new memebers.

The club can be contacted through their website or Facebook page.

The Examiner, 24 May 2015, page 2.
Picture: Neil Richardson

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