Woopi row­ing strong

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THE surf­boat crews from Wool­go­olga SLSC recorded some great re­sults at the Aus­tralian Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onships but sadly came home with­out any medals.

The Open men’s crew, the Bar­racu­das, reached the semi­fi­nals on the last day at Scar­bor­ough Beach in Perth only to be hit by a huge shore dump, rolling them over. They got back in the race but fin­ished sixth and missed the fi­nal. It was a big re­sult from this crew in the premier divi­sion.

The women’s re­serve crew also pro­duced a great per­for­mance, reach­ing the quar­ter-fi­nals which was a big re­sult for a new crew.

The Men’s masters crew reached the fi­nal and fin­ished fifth af­ter some good re­sults through the rounds. The crew was thrilled with the great achieve­ment of reach­ing the fi­nal six in an Aussie ti­tle.

The women’s masters crew rowed well through the round robin but didn’t ad­vance.

All of the Wool­go­olga crews were in their first full sea­son to­gether and, buoyed by per­form­ing so well against the heavy­weights from around Aus­tralia and New Zealand, are ex­pect­ing even bet­ter re­sults in 2018-19.

The crews have had a big sea­son with both the men’s and women’s open crews win­ning NSW Coun­try ti­tles as well as the North Coast premier­ship.

Wool­go­olga Surf Club boat cap­tain Trevor Clark said the new sea­son can’t come around quickly enough.

“We have had a huge sea­son and are look­ing for­ward to some rest be­fore start­ing train­ing again for next sea­son,” Clark said.

Wool­go­olga's surf­boat crews per­formed strongly at the Aus­tralian Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onships in Western Aus­tralia.

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