August 7, 2012
The Queen Lili’uokalani outrigger canoe race (Sept 1-3) the World’s largest long distance Outrigger Canoe race is being held off off the Kona coast of Hawaii and soon to be contested by our Master Men and Senior Master Women’s crews. We wish “Good Luck” to both teams, training hard in preparation for the gruelling Hawaiian 18 Mile/ 29K Iron race, as they diligently train (mostly at night) regardless of weather. The men are strong and the women are going from strength to strength as they continue to break club distance records during training, with their most recent training run from Talle to Snapper Rocks - back to Nobby’s beach and back to Talle, a distance of 30 klm in a very respectable and competitive time. Not long to go..
For those that now wanting to maintain the enjoyment of racing, the OC1/OC2 season is will soon be starting with the first regatta being hosted by Redcliffe on the 11th of August. (see the Regatta Calendar)
The OC1/OC2 series will run until the 17th November where the series final will be held at Mooloolaba prior to the National Titles being hosted by Coffs Coast OCC at Coffs Harbour.
Aside from specific training, there is always a small contingent that meets each Sunday morning at Winders Park Currumbin, for a 7:15am start - social/training paddle if anyone is interested.
With OC1/OC2 numbers now exceeding 20 canoes in the club, It is always makes it enjoyable paddling when we get the numbers.
Brisbane Outrigger - RESI Riverace
Congratulations to all club members who competed at last Saturdays 20klm Brisbane Outrigger RESI River race, both representing the club and racing with other clubs.
Burleigh once again had an excellent regatta to finish off the season with our Master Mixed crew 3rd across the line behind Brisbane Open and Brisbane Masters. A race to the finish saw our Master Mixed fight it out with the Brisbane Masters and Open crew with the lead changing several times, finally resulting in placing 2nd in the Master Mixed division. In the Senior Master division Burleigh took out 1st and 2nd - demonstrating great paddling from both teams. Our thanks to Brisbane for hosting and RESI for sponsoring an excellent regatta. (Stay tuned for the regatta wrap up and pictures as they become available.)
National Titles - Mooloolaba
Congratulations to all Burleigh Pt paddlers who attended National Titles regatta at Mooloolaba last weekend.
Great racing, great weather and the dancing at the party was pretty good too!
Best Burleigh Pt race of the day goes to both the Master Men and Senior Men’s crew who went to paddle for 22km,
with the Masters finally prevailing – over the line ahead by .06 of a second ! ……… 1 hour 45.05 to 1 hour 45.11.
Both crews finished 3rd in their respective divisions, so excellent result and were 15th and 16th over the line out of 29 men’s crews in the race.
Our Burleigh Master Women posted 1:20.47 in their 18km, which was 4th in their division and 18 out of 24. Good job - ahead of 4 of the Open crews.
Great result also to our Mixed short course team in the 10km race who finished 20th out of 37, and picked up 3rd in the Open Mixed division …….. keeping those younger opponents honest!
And in the 16km Mixed races on Sunday, BPOCC Masters were 20th out of 32 and our Seniors were 22nd overall, and also picked up a bronze medal in the Senior division!
Thanks again to Peter for towing the canoes and well done to everyone for a great
club effort all round.