Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

to com­plete, and where longer dis­tances are in­volved it’s of­ten a changeover race for­mat where pad­dlers are fre­quently ro­tated in and out of the ca­noe to al­low them to rest and re­cover.

In the GBROC, the com­peti­tors have no such luck, as the same crew mem­bers who start the race must com­plete the en­tire 40km in any­where be­tween three to six hours, re­hy­drat­ing and fu­elling their bod­ies as they go.

Port Dou­glas Out­rig­ger Club pres­i­dent In­grid Juchem ex­pected plenty of thrills and spills.

‘‘This is a very unique race with the dis­tance and the scenery and the fact that all races will be­ing to­gether,’’ she said.

‘‘It is go­ing to be a fun may­hem at the start, but it will spread out pretty fast.

‘‘It is spe­cial to us be­cause it is on our home turf.

‘‘Fin­ish­ing on our beach we re­ally hope to do well.

‘‘We are all feel­ing pre­pared but with the weather and 200 com­peti­tors, we are ex­pect­ing com­pe­ti­tion to be tough.’’

Head to Four Mile Beach and make some noise as the com­peti­tors from the three events cross the fin­ish line on Four Mile Beach from 9am and cel­e­brate with them af­ter­wards at the Port Dou­glas Surf Club.

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