A warm day with a stiff breeze heading upriver combined with some tricky waves to contend with at the turning buoy made a difficult race, however Bill held strong to narrowly take the race win from April with Graham just behind, all personal bests by around 10 seconds. Geoff just missed out on his best time, with a small gap on Phil Wadley, James and Nathalie all finishing in a tight group. There were a few other battles within the race in a large field. We welcomed back Ryan and Donelda and had newcomers Jock and Stephanie out on the water thanks for coming out.
Thanks to Celia and Jo for timing, much appreciated, race times are below.
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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 save the date of 21st December for our end of year post race BBQ, please make sure you have signed up for the race series, your entry fee pays for the BBQ.
Please register for the race here: Paddle Australia 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.