The Wildwater Nationals held on the King River on the weekend, attracted an elite, competitive and prestigious crowd.
The Rapid sprints was the adrenalin pumping race for the weekend, with the event seeing the inaugural rapid sprint teams race. From the compiling desk in the carpark, the potential boat carnage could be heard echoing throughout the valley. However, the competitors showed off their skill with little damage to boats or paddlers.
Saturday night hosted a great dinner out for all the competitors and volunteers. Station Creek Winery delivered a delicious meal and great atmosphere. Thanks also to Pete (Mercantile) who displayed his photos of the day on the plasma in the restaurant.
Andrea Boothroyd – Canoeing Victoria (left Melbourne both days at some …. hour like 4am to help on compiling),
Jen Young – compiling and start (and loads of other stuff),
Catherine Gardiner-Gaskin – Whitehorse CC – Finish both days,
Geoff Hindle – Fairfield CC and CV Board Member – Finish both days,
Tom Misson – Bendigo Canoe club – Start
Gary Wilson – Start both days
Linda Mic – Whitehorse CC – Start
Martin Shipp – Tasmanian CC - Beam / Timing / Clock preparation.
Peter McIntyre – River Rescue
Paul Sorrentino – Whitehorse CC – River Rescue
Mick De Wit – Whitehorse CC – River Rescue
Brandon Fincuane – Whitehorse CC – River Rescue
GWS First Aid – Peg, Ken and Family
WICEN NSW – David, Max, Duncan, Fred and Alan – Communications
Plus those that stood on the side with the extra throw bags.
2008 Victorian Championships (TBD)