Paddle ‘n’ Ski Hadspen Race Series 2 March 2021

A high water level with basically no flow greeted paddlers for this weeks race. Jethro made the most of a long break with a big win and a 200s personal best. Richard Pearson was next over the line with a 53 s personal best, squeezing past Bill on the finish line, by less than a foot, who also managed a 58s personal best. Jo and then Chris were next over the line together with Jo about a boat length in front both with around 5 s personal bests. James and Claye had a great race against each other with James getting home first by half a boat length. Richard came down from his course record from his last race, coming home a few minutes behind that time.

Thanks to Jo for sending the earlier paddlers off and allowing me to get a paddle in before the race as well as during. Race times are below.

Paddler Handicap Gun Time Actual Time Position
Jethro Bates 26:01 56:58 30:57* 1
Richard Pearson 24:13 59:18 35:05 2
Bill Williams 6:19 59:18 52:59 3
Jo Macqueen 32:21 60:07 27:46* 4
Chris Bates 25:10 60:10 35:00 5
James Caspar 21:23 60:59 39:36 6
Claye Mace 21:10 61:01 39:51 7
Richard McMinn 32:10 64:19 32:09 8


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). 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.

The final race night and end of series BBQ will be held on the 16th March 2021.

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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