Canoe training day attracts 31 crews

12th December 2011

The inaugural canoe training day at Red Beach on Saturday 3rd December attracted a total of 31 surf canoe crews from seven Northern Region clubs. Up from the Bay of Plenty was the Hot Water Beach surf club which fronted with two female crews.
With surf canoe racing on the verge of a growth spurt, crews were treated to four rounds of racing in each age division.
Paddlers had to contend with an uneven surf, however, an underlying swell and a 10-knot nor-easterly wind gave rise to close racing over the shortened course.  Fine weather prevailed for the best part of the event which began at 10.00 am and was wrapped up by 1.00 pm.  Read more …