The National Dragon Boat Championships on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast was a proud and memorable event for seven Forbes Dragon Boat Club representatives in the Western NSW Squad: Warren and Donna Edwards, Bill and Beth Thomas, Rochelle Smith, Claire Davis and Chris Favelle. 

To experience paddling 500 metre races in this highly esteemed National Event is an amazing achievement. The seven representatives accomplished personal best times in every single race category entered, Women’s, Mixed and Opens with fourth being the best placing on the day and one PB being beaten by 15 seconds. 

The Forbes Dragon Boat Club had the honour of participating in the Commonwealth Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games, on 29 January 2018. Wendy Green, the club's inaugural president, was given the honour of being the baton bearer on this auspicious occasion. 

The club members, in two boats, paddled and accompanied Wendy and the Queen's baton from Johnny Wood's Crossing to King George V Park, where Wendy handed the Baton on to the next bearer. The paddlers were both proud and humbled to realise that they were the only Dragon Boat in the world to bear the Queen’s Baton on its relay. What a fabulous coup for Forbes!

If you are interested in registering for the current season please put this on your priority list to do.....remember you will need to be a paid member to participate in Regattas and training sessions. 

New and potential members are most welcome under a come and try arrangement for just $5 a session....just come to the shed down on the lake near the bowling club at the beginning of training (5.45pm on Thursdays and 8.15am Sundays) and you will be warmly welcomed! Please wear comfortable clothes, hat and closed footwear remembering you may get a tad wet! Also please remember your water bottles as hydration is soooo important 😅


The Forbes Dragon Boat Club has two new (second hand) boats!! The hard work of submission writing and many phone calls has seen the acquisition of two new boats that have been restored and now in operation for our training sessions. The boats are at home in our new shed that has finally come to has been a mighty effort and a big cheer to those people and also to those organisations that supported the Club in the acquisition of the boats and the shed; not to mention the generosity of the Forbes Sport and Recreation Club that so generously "minded" our boats since the Club was formed!

Regattas and Marathons for the 2017/18 Season
Nominations have started so please ensure you are a fully paid member if you are wanting to participate!!

7 April 2018 - Huon Challenge, Tasmania
5  May 2018 - Mallacoota Marathon, Victoria
9 June 2018 - Port Macquarie Sports Regatta and Marathon, NSW

AGM 6 July 2017

At the AGM the following members stood down following their term on the Board and did not seek re-election:

President - Robyn Stephens
Secretary - Warren Edwards
Neil Stephens

These members, and to those who have generously remained in their elected positions, were thanked for their tireless efforts to ensure the Club has grown, prospered and built on our assets.
The new Executive are to meet on 10 August and we are very pleased to announce the new Board executive members elected for the 2017/18 Season are Liz Mitchell, Bill Thomas, Beth Thomas. All positions will be made vacant and roles have been decided as follows:

President - vacant
Secretary - Chris Sweeney
Treasurer - Michael Green
Shed/Boat/Equipment Coordinator - Ian Prince
Registrar and Website - Kristine Dobell
Publicity Officer and Website - vacant
Grants Coordinator - Liz Mitchell
Carmen Stephens - head coach