Blowin’ Bowen a no go for race

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

STU­DENTS from the Bowen and Proser­pine State High Schools and St Catherine’s Catholic Col­lege were look­ing for­ward to a week­end of teams rac­ing on the wa­ter in Bowen but un­for­tu­nately it was not to be.

With a strong wind warn­ing cur­rent, Blowin’ Bowen turned on the breeze and round two of the North Queens­land Schools Teams event was can­celled last week­end.

Whit­sun­day Schools Team spokesman An­thony Hoffman said stu­dents and their par­ents were equally dis­ap­pointed but made the right de­ci­sion out of a “duty of care”.

“This was go­ing to be round two of the three­r­ound se­ries with the fi­nal in Townsville on the week­end of March 28,” he said.

“What we’ll do know is have more races sched­uled for that week­end to make up for what we missed in Bowen.”

Mr Hoffman said based on the Whit­sun­day Schools Team per­for­mance in round one of the event he was hop­ing for an over­all win

“We’d be very happy to win North Queens­land but all the kids have to come from one school to be able to qual­ify for the na­tion­als so we’d have to pass that on,” he said.

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