Club keen to get more on board

THE MoCo Dragons will be hosting a “Come and Try” day on Saturday 1 April to introduce potential dragon boaters to the much-loved water sport.

Held at Montrose Bay from 10.30am (weather permitting), the club will supply a paddle and personal floatation device and lead participants through a basic introduction to dragon boating.

Club president Kerrin Rutherford said that all MoCo paddlers would be given the opportunity to improve their fitness and paddling skills, as well as form strong bonds through team effort and participation.

Ms Rutherford said the club regularly paddled from Montrose to New Norfolk and welcomed anyone over the age of 12-years to join in the fun.

“The beauty of dragon boating is that you don’t have to be super fit to enjoy it,” she said.

“Our focus is on the social aspect of paddling, as well as the many health benefits that stem from it.

“Having fun and making friends is important, as is the aspiration to compete and improve your paddling skills.”

Participants on the day are asked to wear clothing that can get wet, as well as water shoes or runners. Thongs and crocs are not appropriate.

If you are interested in participating, contact Kerrin Rutherford on mobile 0404 272 898 or email

Caption: The MoCo Dragon Boat Club’s “Come and Try” Day will allow people to experience the action and excitement of the sport.

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