Dragon Boat State Titles 2016 are done.
We now turn our focus back to training and in a few short weeks ahead, the National Championships and World Club Crews in Adelaide. It's been a fantastic weekend for BRD, but there's still plenty of work to do to be even better. You have all been a fantastic club group to paddle and enjoy success with. My heartiest thanks and congratulations to you all.
Following on from yesterday's success, today we entered 10 categories and came away with 5 x Gold and 5 x Silver medals. After winning the State Championship Trophy yesterday in Small Boats, today we came away with the State Championship Trophy for Standard Boats.
Overall results are 9 x Gold, 13 x Silver, 1 x Bronze and 2 x State Championship Trophies.
A special note for the Dragons Abreast Crews. Yesterday the two crews took out Gold and Silver in the Small Boat Category and today the Gold in the Standard Boat. What a remarkable achievement and just reward for the efforts that have gone into your preparation for this event and Worlds to come.
This weekend also saw our largest true Prem group paddle at a State Titles for many years. You keep us all young with your enthusiasm and the results you have experienced are fantastic not only for you, but the club going forward as a whole. Hope to see you for many more campaigns.
The goal was set to achieve Champion club status, and thanks to you all, that's what we did.
Thankyou to everyone who towed trailers for this weekend and to everyone who helped out with admin, team boards and site work.
Last of all, to Ewen McDonald. The preparation, the attention to detail, patience and long hours you have put in have been exceptional. I'm sure I can speak for everyone when I say that we admire and thank you for your total dedication to ensuring that BRD teams compete at their very best level and are well prepared for the forthcoming big stage events.