Paddle ‘n’ Ski Hadspen Race Series 20 October 2020

The first race of the 2020-2021 Paddle ‘n’ Ski Hadspen races was held on Tuesday night with 15 paddlers taking part. The water was at a higher than normal level with a slightly faster than normal flow and weather was pleasant giving us a great night on the water. There were some solid times by all paddlers. The handicaps are set below for next weeks racing.

Paddler Time Position New Handicap
John McCausland 32:08* 1 28:02
Richard McMinn 34:12 2 25:58
Geoff Macqueen 35:35 3 24:36
Phil Barratt 36:21 4 23:50
Kobi Newman 36:31 5 23:40
Ken McLean 36:47 6 23:24
Phil Wadley 38:36 7 21:36
Phil Nelson 38:40 8 21:32
James Caspar 40:37 9 19:35
Oscar Purtell 40:46 10 19:26
Jon Purtell 40:50 11 19:22
Claye Mace 40:56 12 19:16
Beth Wadley 42:19 13 17:54
April Nelson 52:11 14 8:05
Katie Fuller 53:22 15 6:54
Adam Rolls 42:03 # 18:10


Guntime for next week will be at 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.

Please register for the race here: Paddle Australia Azolve  If our event doesn’t come up, please search by location for Hadspen to find our event.

Check the main Hadspen page for more details.

We also welcome back our race sponsors, Paddle ‘n’ Ski, for the sixth year, in conjuction with Stellar Kayaks Australia they have provided a great prize of a Stellar paddle and a discount on a new Stellar Kayak for the end of the season raffle. Tickets in the raffle can only be earnt; either by paddling a personal best time, helping out with race timing, or helping a fellow paddler on/in the water, so get out there and get paddling. If you are looking for new paddling gear, get in touch with Phil or April Nelson and they will be able to help you out.

See you all on Tuesday.

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