Pad­dlers do well at Mis­sion Beach event

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

OUT­RIG­GING

OUT­RIG­GER Whit­sun­day (OW) re­cently trav­elled over 500km to com­pete at Mis­sion Beach re­gatta held at South Mis­sion Beach. Very strong winds and swell of up to 2m made rac­ing very dif­fi­cult but OW se­nior and ju­nior pad­dlers proved they were up for the chal­lenge.

The OW mas­ter women re­ceived a well-earned bronze medal in the 9km OC6 marathon and a 4th place in the sprint.

OW se­nior mas­ter men Terry Kemp and Mark Bell brought home sil­ver in the 4km OC2 and the OW mas­ter men placed 7th in the marathon and sprint.

Pad­dler Char­lie Wilkie won the 24km Vaka race pad­dling solo on a sure ski.

All the ju­nior pad­dlers re­ceived medals in their OC1, OC2 and OC6 events.

Out­rig­ger Whit­sun­day will be host­ing the last grand prix re­gatta of the North Queens­land zone in Air­lie Beach on Satur­day, Septem­ber 7.

This will bring more than 300 pad­dlers to town. Head to the la­goon beach on Broad- wa­ter Av­enue to catch the pad­dling ac­tion all day.

Spon­sors and vol­un­teers are needed to make the event suc­cess­ful.

Any­one in­ter­ested should con­tact Re­nee Martin on 0412 448 805.

SIB­LING TEAM: Brother and sis­ter combo Court­ney and Tyson Joyce won gold in the ju­nior out­rig­ging com­pe­ti­tion at the Mis­sion Beach re­gatta.

MAS­TER­FUL DIS­PLAY: Out­rig­ger Whit­sun­day se­nior mas­ter men Terry Kemp and Mark Bell brought home a sil­ver in the 4km OC2 at the re­cent Mis­sion Beach re­gatta.

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