Who is Hurricane Paddling Crew?

Hurricane Paddling was formed in November 2009 by a group of determined and passionate paddlers.

Their first clubrooms was an alleyway at 73 Riverside Road – Navy Cadets, East Fremantle, Western Australia, measuring 1.8m x 35m fitting two boats!!!!

The floor was dirt and there was no roof!

The first training boat was an aluminium boat affectionately known as the “Ally.”

The ‘Ally’ boat has found a new home at the Yunderup Sport and Recreation Club where a group paddle each week.

After 4 years of living in this alleyway Hurricane located down the road at Leeuwin Sea Scouts, Riverside Road, East Fremantle.

Their new home includes storage facilities and a roof with easy access to launch our boats on a beautiful little beach!

Hurricane strives to be a high achieving club

With a simple philosophy of “There is No Substitute for Passion and Commitment, There can be No Compromise!”

Hurricane attracted a membership of like-minded, competitive, driven individuals who have fuelled our success in both national and international levels of competition.

The crew has been racing competitively since the 2009/10 season.

At the first regatta Hurricane members wore white which were shirts turned inside out until the racing green and white was unveiled at the 2010 State Championships.

The racing shirt has since been redesigned and Hurricane members now proudly wear their new racing top both in training and at competitions.

Hurricane was first in the Dragon Boat section in the October Classic Paddle in 2010 and were first in the inaugural Avon Challenge Classic Paddle in 2012.

Hurricane competed successfully in the 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013 DBWA State Championships.

2010

3rd     Open 200m

State Champions        Open 500m

State Champions        Mixed 2km

2011

 DBWA 10s State Titles

State Champions        Mixed

State Champions        Open

 DBWA 20s State Titles

State Champions        Mixed 500m

State Champions        Mixed 2km

2012

State Champions        Mixed 200m

State Champions        Open 200m

State Champions        Open 500m

State Champions        Mixed 2km

2013

DBWA 10s State Titles

State Champions        Open 200m

State Champions        Open 500m

DBWA 20s State Titles

2nd        Open 200m

3rd        Open 500m

Hurricane competed successfully in the 2010, 2011, 2012 AusDBF National Championships.

2010 – Adelaide

Bronze     Masters Open 200m

Bronze     Masters Open 500m

2011 – Canberra

Bronze     Masters Open 10,s 500m

Bronze    Premier Open 10,s 500m – A first for a WA club.

Gold        Masters Open 10,s 200m

2012 – Melbourne

Bronze    Premier Open 10,s 500m

Bronze   Grand Masters Mixed 10,s 200m

Gold       Masters Open 10,s 500m

Gold        Masters Open 10,s 200m

 

IDBF World Club Crew Championships

Hurricane Paddling qualified to compete in Macau (2010) IDBF World Club Crew Championships bringing home a bronze and silver medal in the 200m and 500m.

A first for a WA club.

Hurricane Paddling qualified to compete in the IDBF World Club Crew Championships in Hong Kong (2012) entering Masters Open and Womens 10’s, Premier Open 10’s and Grand Masters Mixed 10’s.

IDBF World Championships – AURORAS

Hurricane Paddling was proud to have seven paddlers from Western Australia selected to represent Australia at the 2011 World Championships in Tampa, Florida.

A first for a WA club.

In 2013, four paddlers were selected to represent Australia in World Dragon Boat Championships in Szeged, Hungry and our coach was chosen as the junior coach and another member was chosen as the Senior C captain.

In 2015 Hurricane had one paddler heading to Canada to be part of the World Championships in Welland.

AOCRA

2009 and 2014 saw Hurricane enter an outrigging competition.

A 17km paddle from Mosman to Leighton Beach using wooden paddles and a heavy boat. Hurricane learnt about ocean racing from this tough but fantastic experience.

This outrigger has now been purchased by Hurricane.

Hurricane  have focussed on developing club membership and joining AOCRA,  offering two paddling sports at one club!

In 2016 Hurricane worked on their AOCRA application which also required a name change to Hurricane Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe Club Inc . We competed with ROCC  in the 2016 Winter Series until our application was finalised in December 2016.

Hurricane Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe Club Inc strives to move forward by increasing membership and competing in Outrigger events as well as Dragon Boat events such as the Avon Descent and Bridge to Bridge.

Our foundations are strong and although we take pride in our achievements so far, it is with a renewed level of enthusiasm and optimism that we begin the next phase!