Paddle ‘n’ Ski Hadspen Race Series 24 November 2020

A great turn out of paddlers were treated to some good racing conditions with little flow and a slight upriver breeze leading to some quick times. Jethro was the race winner, knocking over 10 minutes off his best with time after a boat upgrade. Bill was next over the line with Jenn close behind both acheiving best times (90 and 80 seconds faster). Richard McMinn was next over the line with a course record time (29:45) over a minute faster than the week before; Adam was next (58s) followed by Chris (51s). Phil Nelson was next just sneaking past Claye and with Phil Barratt not far behind all acheiving personal best times (19s, 17s and 6s respectively). We also welcomed Nick for his first race.

Thanks to Geoff for timing. Race results are below.

Paddler Handicap Gun Time Actual Time Position
Jethro Bates 15:50 50:07 34:17* 1
Bill Williams 3:21 58:45 55:24 2
Jenny Purtell 32:50 58:49 25:59* 3
Richard McMinn 29:18 59:03 29:45 4
Adam Rolls 18:10 59:15 41:05 5
Chris Bates 23:41 59:20 35:39 6
Phil Nelson 24:54 59:52 34:58 7
Claye Mace 20:53 59:55 39:02 8
Phil Barratt 25:00 60:05 35:05 9
James Caspar 21:23 61:03 39:40 10
Jon Purtell 20:17 61:05 40:48 11
John MacCausland 3:33 61:25 57:52 12
April Nelson 12:17 61:40 49:23 13
Richard Pearson 26:00 62:35 36:35 14
Nick Taylor 20:17 58:59 38:42* TT


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.

See you Tuesday night.

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