National Downriver Championship Results

0n5a73870n5a68640n5a67900n5a66110n5a64380n5a6357The Southern Cup and National Wildwater Championship ran from 27th Dec to 30 Dec on the Goulburn River at Eildon VIC.

Wildwater racing is all about racing the clock, trying to meet national standards (%) set by the open men and to win age group classes. Many athletes rose to the occasion and  raced hard to try a meet these percentages.

The last 4 days saw many great performances including both of our male and female senior paddlers Robert McIntyre and Maddie Batters taking the open Sprint and classic double Australian titles.

Other outstanding performances included Kaylen Bassett in the 23 male division sprints, Marathon champ Casey Haynes in the u23 classics, while in the Juniors stand outs were Georgie Tonkin, Imogen Douglass, Madison Wilson, Max McDonald, James Humphrey and Robert Janiszewski in their Age divisions.

All the results are in the National DR Champs 2016 pdf

Please note that this event is the selection races for the 2017 Senior, U23 and Junior teams so age groups are determined by age on 1 Jan 2017.

A big thank you to the organising committee of River Racing Australia who ran the carnival and the many parents who assisted with start and finish timing, including Roger Douglass, Sean O’Donahue-Hayes, Wendy Batters, Neville Humphry, Dean Tonkin, John McDonald, Karen Janisewski, Lyne Stremecki, Jill Bassett, Kylie Wilson, Peter McIntyre and Chris Wharton.

Still photos curtesy of Kylie Wilson. Some fantastic video footage and editing has been carried out by Charlie Collins and uploaded to youtube






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