Adelaide Sea Dragons Roar Around The Island

Perfect paddling weather greeted us for the annual 7km race around Delphin Island, with nine crews competing for glory. Awaiting the crew with the fastest time was the illustrious dragon head trophy, and for the crew with the slowest time, a dragon’s tail!

The crews set off at two minute intervals and the chase was on to try and pass boats in front whilst not getting caught by boats behind!

ASD members and families came down to give us a great send off, with some supporters setting themselves up on bridges to take great action shots and shout encouragement to spur our crew on.

Our supporters were rewarded with the sight of us and four other crews rounding the final bend.  The final push was on, gritting our teeth as we dug deep, passing one crew and holding off one behind us as we crossed the finish line with not a breath to spare!

Congratulations to all the crew- drummer and sweep, and paddlers experienced and new- who put their hands up to take part in the race and gave their all to achieve a fantastic result of 35 minutes!

Go Adelaide Sea Dragons!!