Home re­gatta to start off sea­son

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

OUT­RIG­GING

OUTRIG­GER Whit­sun­day is gear­ing up for a bumper 2014 sea­son with the club to host the first meet of the year for the North Queens­land zone on March 8-9.

The grand prix re­gatta will be held over two days at Shin­g­ley Beach and will in­cor­po­rate the in­au­gu­ral Whit­sun­day Chal­lenge Daydream Dash event.

It will be a fully-branched re­gatta and teams from right across North Queens­land and as far south as the Capri­cor­nia Coast and Rock­hamp­ton will make the trip to bat­tle it out with lo­cal pad­dlers.

Club pres­i­dent Renee Martin said ev­ery­one at the club was look­ing for­ward to the re­gatta.

“We are hop­ing for a great turnout, it’s our big­gest event of the year,” she said.

“It will be a great way to kick off the sea­son for the NQ zone. There will be marathon and sprint races as well as the Daydream Dash which will be a fan­tas­tic race.”

Club mem­bers are busy train­ing for the re­gatta and this week wel­comed Abell Point Ma­rina on board as a ma­jor spon­sor in more pos­i­tive news for the club.

Abell Point will be pro­vid­ing club shirts for pad­dlers to wear at re­gatta pre­sen­ta­tions and other for­mal events and are also spon­sor­ing the club’s new Ka­manu ca­noe and the first ever Daydream Dash.

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