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10th Anniversary - Registration Open

Come along and join in the fun at the annual Dragons Abreast Festival Corporate and Community Challenge.

The Festival is the major annual fundraiser for Dragons Abreast Australia, a national not-for-profit registered charity raising breast cancer awareness through the sport of dragon boating and giving hope to those with a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Teams of 16-26 people are encouraged to enter the event. Participation categories include Corporate, Hospital, Community and Dragons Abreast crews. Each crew is required to raise a minimum of $2,200 to enter the event and the majority exceed this amount. All crews are provided with a training session prior to the event and on the day each have at least three 200m races. There are trophies and medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Corporate, Social, Hospital and Dragons Abreast category finals and also awards for highest fundraisers, best dressed and fastest female crew. Highlights include the very moving Flowers on the Water?eremony, Chinese Youth League Lion Dancers and, of course, the very spirited dragon boat racing.

Dragons Abreast Story
courtesy of The Cancer Council

Registered Teams

Top Teams

  • Jill King Dragons Abreast Sydney Passion $4,997.70
  • Chris Davidson Blue Thunder $4,946.08
  • Rosa Gillespie CAN DRAGONS $4,818.46
  • Cathy O'Brien The Rum Paddlers $4,033.30
  • Sandra Southwell Westmead Private Pirates $3,398.00
  • Ali Sutton DA Melbourne DAM Busters $3,289.50
  • Donna Lennon Dragons Abreast Canberra $3,225.20
  • deborah cheung Mac Breastclinic Brigade $3,201.20
  • Karen Cartlidge American Express Global Business Travel $3,198.40
  • Michele Stott IBM DRAGONS $3,133.48
  • Rosemary Tran Stockland Spirit $3,132.80
  • Christy Collier Colly's Crazy Crew $3,111.50
  • Alan Howard Prostate Dragons $2,924.70
  • Sharon Slowey Pendragons Abreast $2,624.50
  • Miranda Chau Chinese Parents Association - Children With Disabilities Inc. $2,458.11
  • Michiko Ban Mighty Mater Sydney $2,409.00
  • Nella Berry Newcastle Dragons Abreast $2,338.30
  • Jenny Cooper Westmead Warriors $2,338.10
  • Angie O'Reilly Dragons Abreast Team Inspiration $2,306.00
  • Sue Von Richter Missabittatitti $2,279.50
  • Elizabeth Dunn Nexia Nightmares $2,268.90
  • Julia Baron Taylor Fry Paddle Pups $2,253.00
  • Wendy Sutton Dragons Abreast Gold Coast $2,233.00
  • Ka Hang Leung Ausgrid Sparks Fly $2,222.00
  • Ann Boulton DA Illawarra $2,212.00
  • Penelope Culpan Navy Dragons $2,200.00
  • LIA Pin-DiMascio Team Novartis $2,200.00
  • Glenda Rogers DA Pittwater Pinks $2,200.00
  • Victor Le Deloitte Dragons $2,200.00
  • Xanthe Jones Vinnies Vikings $2,200.00
  • Zac Kotze GHD GURUS $2,200.00
  • Nick Barker-Pendree Sax Machine $1,888.14
  • Christine Baird SIRA SUPERSTARS $481.60


Top Individuals

  • Rosa Gillespie Rosa Gillespie $2,919.26
  • Carolyn Cowle Carolyn Cowle $2,369.50
  • Diana Suen Diana Suen $1,721.00

Top Teams

  • Jill King Dragons Abreast Sydney Passion $4,997.70
  • Chris Davidson Blue Thunder $4,946.08
  • Rosa Gillespie CAN DRAGONS $4,818.46