A fantastic start to the new decade in Victorian fast flat water sprinting!
Great turn out of paddlers with most age groups well represented and proud club colours on display. The atmosphere was competitive and fun. We were blessed with a fantastic sunny calm day, holding out right until after the last race. The choppy waters for the first 1000m races tested the fortitude of our paddlers but as always, when the start call was made, they were off in force!
There were crafts of many types- surf skis, stand up boards, single and double high kneeling canoes, kayaks –singles, doubles and the k4’s were absolutely flying!!
The races were exciting to watch as new talent made appearances and the fast and the furious gave us all fantastic shows as their boats raced down the course.
To all paddlers that competed, we hope you had fun and achieved personal goals, PB’s or even podium!
We want to especially congratulate our trophy winners, and in putting your names with the elite past winners, the future of our sport is bright!
Much appreciation to our volunteers, the boat transporters, the catering team, the officials, safety crew and the commentators that kept us entertained. As always our thanks to supporters, parents and friends cheering on the sidelines, we hope you enjoyed the day too! In somber smokey weather leading up to the big day, thank you to the sprint committee for making good plans and putting into action months of preparation and hard work that allowed for a relatively smooth and safe running of the races.
Overall, a successful and exciting Victorian State Sprint Championship in the beautiful Nagambie lakes, a perfect start to racing for 2020.