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Welcome to the Pittwater Pinks Dragon Boat Team
We are a friendly team of breast cancer survivors who come together each Sunday, paddling on the beautiful waters of Pittwater, Bayview. Our emphasis is on fun, fitness and friendship. We hope after three guest paddles you’ll join our club and enjoy being a “Pink”.
Social or serious - it’s up to you:
Training is every Sunday all year round and there are additional training days depending on the season. Training is the same times as Bei Loon. For more details visit our Contact page.
Arrive 15 minutes beforehand to catch up with each other, join in the gentle warm up exercises and for those who are able, help take the boats into the water.
All members must be able to swim 50 metres, if not, a safety vest must be worn at all times on the water. Please ask for the use of a club vest.
It all happens here:
We meet in Rowland Reserve, Bayview. You’ll find the boats nestled between the boat ramp and the dog park. General council parking permits are not valid in Rowland Reserve, pay and display only. Free parking is available on the street or near Bayview tennis courts.
Be prepared….paddles up!
A paddle and gloves will be lent to you. Wear a tee shirt or quick dry top, quick dry shorts or gym pants, reef/aqua shoes or old sneakers, a cap, a bottle of water (a bottle in a waist holder is ideal, available from sports stores), sunscreen, sunglasses and a towel for after.
When you decide to join the Pinks, custom fitted paddles, gloves and saddle seats can be purchased from specialised dragon boat paddling outfitters.
C’mon, join us:
On joining Pittwater Pinks you will need to become a registered member of Bei Loon Dragon Boat Club (Bei Loon). You’ll be contacted by the Bei Loon Registrar who will provide details on how to register and the fees payable.
Pretty in Pink:
We’re proud to wear our team uniform. A shirt and a cap are available for purchase. Please ask the Uniform Co-ordinator or Team Manager.
Taking care of business:
Our team meetings are held approximately every 6 weeks, 7pm at The Beach Club, Collaroy. Some members enjoy dinner before the meeting or stay for a chat after. As the Beach Club is our major sponsorship partner we ask that you join the club at your first meeting.
Where we fit with Bei Loon:
Pittwater Pinks are members of Bei Loon Dragon Boat Club. Bei Loon and the Pinks train together and compete together. Wearing a Bei Loon shirt you can experience fast and furious racing with a touch of friendly rivalry competing at DBNSW regattas. The Pinks also compete in various cancer survivor and supporter regattas held in Darling Harbour Sydney, interstate and overseas. This is where we shine, celebrating our friendships, how far we’ve come since diagnosis and all things wonderful about being a dragon boat paddler.
The fun stuff:
After Sunday training we stroll around to Bayview Marina for a coffee and if you’re peckish, some breakfast.
The Pinks are a very social team and together with Bei Loon’s social calendar there are many fun events to attend throughout the year.
We keep in touch by email and Team App. Find Team App in the App Store and download to your mobile phone or search for www.teamapp.com on your computer and save in your favourites bar. Please ask if you need assistance. Team App is a great way to RSVP to events and communicate in the open chat room. You’ll also be emailed a team contact list.
Pittwater Pinks: Coach - Grace Hopewell
Manager - Lynne Kirkpatrick
Assistant Manager - Jenny Neilson
Treasurer - Jenny Jones
Secretary – Karen Morrison
Pink Liaison to Bei Loon - Lyn Ashton
Friendship - Anthea Whittaker
Bei Loon: Committee details are located here