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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

  • Ali Sutton DA Melbourne DAM Busters $3,112.30
  • Donna Lennon Dragons Abreast Canberra $3,024.50
  • Rosa Gillespie CBA CAN DRAGONS $2,600.12
  • Alan Howard Prostate Dragons $2,409.00
  • Angie O'Reilly Dragons Abreast Team Inspiration $2,316.00
  • Miranda Chau Chinese Parents Association - Children With Disabilities Inc. $2,312.80
  • Lee Massey Missabittatitti $2,253.00
  • Michiko Ban Mighty Mater Sydney $2,250.00
  • Wendy Sutton Dragons Abreast Gold Coast $2,233.00
  • LIA Pin-DiMascio Team Novartis $2,200.00
  • Sandra Southwell Westmead Private Pirates $2,200.00
  • Nella Berry Newcastle Dragons Abreast $2,200.00
  • Julia Baron Taylor Fry Paddle Pups $2,200.00
  • Zac Kotze GHD GURUS $2,200.00
  • Elizabeth Dunn Nexia Nightmares $2,200.00
  • Xanthe Jones Vinnies Vikings $2,200.00
  • Glenda Rogers DA Pittwater Pinks $2,200.00
  • Rosemary Tran Stockland Spirit $1,902.80
  • Chris Davidson Blue Thunder $1,884.18
  • Sharon Slowey Pendragons Abreast $1,850.70
  • Jill King Dragons Abreast Sydney Passion $1,729.60
  • Karen Cartlidge American Express Global Business Travel $1,352.10
  • Cathy O'Brien The Rum Paddlers $968.00
  • Christy Collier Colly's Crazy Crew $800.50
  • Ann Boulton DA Illawarra $800.00
  • Ka Hang Leung Ausgrid Sparks Fly $406.00
  • Jose Pereira POWICU $300.00
  • Nick Barker-Pendree Sax Machine $254.50
  • Penelope Culpan Navy Dragons $50.00
  • Christine Baird SIRA SUPERSTARS $0.00


Top Individuals

  • Mabel Sansom Mabel Sansom $1,575.26
  • Rosa Gillespie Rosa Gillespie $1,147.72
  • Pru Menzies Pru Menzies $1,006.30

Top Teams

  • Ali Sutton DA Melbourne DAM Busters $3,112.30
  • Donna Lennon Dragons Abreast Canberra $3,024.50
  • Rosa Gillespie CBA CAN DRAGONS $2,600.12