Derwent Storm just miss games medal

Tasmania’s Derwent Storm dragon boating team narrowly missed a medal at today’s Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games (JPPMG) on the Gold Coast.

Warrior for the west brings paddlers their own comp

9 November 2014 By Tanya Creighton The vision to expand dragon boats in areas west of Brisbane propelled Twin Lakes to commence their first regatta at the 2014 Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games. The newly established Twin Lakes team represents …

All eyes on the Swaggies

Sunday 9th November By Louise Head The final day of the Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games saw some fierce competition at the dragon boat events at Lake Orr. The morning began with several close races that saw the winners decided in …

Dragon boats breathe fire into the final days

There was colour as far as the eye could see, drums pounding from the water and people cheering from the riverbank. The Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games dragon boat competition began today and a bumper crowd of competitors and spectators turned out to watch the events.

Umpire saves lady who was swept off her feet

With 55 races each day and over 70 people in some races, a dragon boat umpire’s job requires more than just simply blowing a whistle. 19 year long dragon boat enthusiast, Ian Peters is one of Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games dragon boat course umpires.

Small family business making a splash!

Paddle specialist, Typhoon 8, is the company behind the power, with many successful dragon boaters sporting their products at the Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games. Fred Fong and his wife, Amy, run one of the most renown dragon boat accessory companies in Australia, respected and loved by paddlers.

Kiwi team are here to paddle it out

Dragon boat at Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games has reached international waters, with the Retro Rockets bringing a Kiwi flair to the competition. The Auckland based crew have come together from a number of different clubs to compete in this year’s event, with members Rob Pitney and Ricky Greaves happy to be up against formidable Aussie foes.

Storms and stingers loom large over dragon boat competition

  The Gold Coast’s Varsity Lakes hosted dozens of traditionally coloured Chinese dragon boats propelled by equally colourful Pan Pacific Masters Games competitors today. Hundreds of paddlers took to the water to determine medallists across eight divisions over the 500m …