The Year of the Monkey has seen another boatload of APHS students contest the Chinese New Year Dragonboating Regatta in Darling Harbour – the final event of the 2-week long Chinese New Year Festival up in Sydney.
Twenty Year 11 students have been training during sport time to prepare for this meet and we were pitted up against numerous private schools across NSW and Canberra. Over 3,000 paddlers were competing on the day, which was not exactly what our students thought they were in for!
Despite some nerves and a slightly inexperienced crew compared to our rivals, the APHS team had loads of fun, even if we didn't exactly finish amongst the place-getters.
Huge thanks to the parents' who transported their offspring up to Sydney, plus the ‘ring-ins' who filled our boat for the second race.
I hope you all enjoyed the experience!