Outrig­gers com­pete at Kawana

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

KAWANA Wa­ters at the Sun­shine Coast was the venue for this year’s Na­tional Out­rig­ger Ca­noe Sprint Ti­tles. The three­day event also dou­bled as qual­i­fy­ing for the world cham­pi­onship in Tahiti this year.

Lo­cal ath­letes Mike Schuck, In­grid Juchem and Lee Fos­ter en­tered the two sin­gle events, OC1 and V1 (a tra­di­tional out­rig­ger ca­noe with­out a rud­der) over 500 me­tres.

In a thrilling Se­nior Mas­ter Men OC1 fi­nal, Lee Fos­ter was bat­tling it out with a pad­dler from Bur­run OCC. A late push to the fin­ish line from Lee se­cured him third place in his first sprint fi­nal.

In­grid Juchem, join­ing the Syd­ney crew from Koa Kai, for the week­end placed third in the Se­nior Mas­ter V12 (two six­man ca­noe hulls rigged to­gether) and fifth in the 500 me­tre OC6, miss­ing out on the fi­nals of the sin­gle events

Mike Schuck, af­ter a strong run in his heat, just missed out on the fi­nal of his V1 race.,

The club is gear­ing up for their “come and try day” on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 25.

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