Six clubs contest annual dragon boat regatta on the Manning

PORT Macquarie took out the major honours at the Manning River Dragons dragon boat regatta held on the Manning River.

The Hastings club won the men's, women’s and sporting mixed categories.

Six clubs including newcomers Dubbo took part in the two day regatta.

However, the program was curtailed on the opening day because of rough conditions.

“We had one boat flip over and there were a few spills so it was decided it was too dangerous to continue racing,’’ Manning Dragons club captain Jennifer Schubert explained.

Manning finished third overall on the pointscore on the opening day.

While there was heavy rain at times during Sunday’s racing the program went ahead as scheduled.

“The conditions were calm and it was good for racing,’’ Jennifer explained.

She said the club received positive feedback and said the regatta will be held again next January. 

The Manning club trains on Monday and Wednesday afternoon and Saturday mornings.

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