Would you like to join us, then please contact Jenny Jones.
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 8am to 9.30 am all year round.
During summer extra training is on Tuesday and Thursday 6.15pm – 7.15pm.
During winter extra training is on Wednesday 6am – 7am.
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 Team Manager Glenda Rogers 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. 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 local dragon boat paddling outfitters. Give them a call for friendly advice.
www.merlingear.com Ph: 9905 8700 - 10/111 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
www.jpx2.com.au Ph: 0414 524 870 - Jules
www.typhoon8.com.au Ph: 0411 116 441 - Fred
C’mon, join us:
On joining Pittwater Pinks you will become a registered member of Bei Loon Dragon Boat Club (Bei Loon). You’ll be contacted by Siew McKeogh Bei Loon Registrar on how to register. Club membership fee is $150 and Dragon Boats NSW (DBNSW) fee is $115.
Pretty in Pink:
We’re proud to wear our team uniform. It’s available to purchase, the shirt is $55 and the cap is $20. Please ask Uniform Co-ordinator Brenda Davie or Team Manager Glenda Rogers.
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. Membership subscription is 1 year $10, 3 years $25 and 5 years $40.
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. Search for www.teamapp.com on your computer and save in your favourites bar. Please ask Coach Sal Carmody or Team Manager Glenda Rogers 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 - Sal Carmody, Manager - Glenda Rogers, Assistant Manager - Fran Foster, Treasurer - Jenny Jones, Secretary – Moira Payne, Sponsporship - Megan Tozer, Pink Liaison to Bei Loon - Angie O’Reilly, Friendship - Sue Spargo & Iris Cox.
Bei Loon: Committee details are located here