Paddle ‘n’ Ski Hadspen Race Series 17 December 2019

The final race of 2019 was held in fine weather and with a great turn out of paddlers and spectators. Claye sent the paddlers off in a couple of groups and a good race was had with Noel, Mike and Phil Nelson battling all the way to the finish line. Thanks to Chris and Jethro for assisiting in the rescue of Phil Barratt whose sneaky race tactics backfired leading to a very rare swim.

The race was followed by the end of year BBQ, with many stories told and paddles planned a great time was had by all. Thanks to Amanda for organising the BBQ and to Mary and Beth for cooking some cakes for afterwards. We will be back on the water in the new year (January 14th).

Race times are below, thanks to Angus for timing.

Paddler Handicap Gun Time Actual Time Position
Noel 5:00 25:17 20:17* 1
Michael Peters 5:00 25:19 20:19* 2
Phil Nelson 5:00 25:22 20:22* 3
Ken McLean 5:00 25:47 20:47* 4
Phil Wadley 5:00 27:40 22:40* 5
Beth Wadley 5:00 28:20 23:20* 6
Phil Barratt 5:00 30:01 25:01* 7
April Nelson 0:00 30:48 30:48* 8
Mary Rummery 0:00 32:08 32:08* 9
Jethro Bates 0:00 36:22 36:22* 10
Chris Bates 5:00 36:26 31:26* 11
Tim Warren 5:00 37:32 32:32 12


We will be on break until Tuesday 14th January, racing we restart from 6:30 pm, (for those new to handicap racing your start time is you handicap after 6:30 pm, ie 13:50 handicap starts at 6:43:50) to be safe be ready to race at 6:40 pm. If you miss your start time you can still race, have your time recorded and score points. New paddlers will be able to set their handicap time. If you are starting more than 20 minutes after your handicap you may be asked to race a shorter course to ensure on water safety.

Check the main Hadspen page for more details.

See you all on Tuesday.

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