Friday, September 26, 2014

Paddling choices

Big weekend ahead.

Foxton Loop Race tomorrow and we have 18km and 8 km options on the itinerary for all sit down paddlers.....and the original 8 km course for SUP's

Waka Ama, sea kayaks, stand up paddle boarders multisport kayaks, adventure racing doubles and surf ski paddlers will be travelling from Wellington in droves...both from Clubs and also many who don't belong to clubs...but are still passionate about their paddling.

Of course it's great opportunity to catch up with paddling mates from Wairarapa, Horowhenua, Manawatu Wanganui and maybe even New Plymouth and Hawkes Bay. In previous years the event has had around 40 to 80 paddlers on the water....but you never know from one year to the next who's prepared to travel to this one....not that it's a biggy the start is only 1hr 15 mins from the North Wellington suburbs.

Further a field if you'd like to head 7 hours North to Auckland (after Foxton) on Sunday you'll catch the Auckland Downwind Series event three.... it's roughly a 15 km downwind event.
A great event to have a crack at and though Aucklander's would love us all to travel up there to their events all the time....the reality is that they are bloody useless at reciprocating....still I love to be proved wrong....come down here to a Welly Paddlers event some day...we have plenty of them so through away your excuse books :-)

You'll find around 100 paddlers at the Downwind events.... many on surf skis... but a good splattering of waka ama and stand up paddle boarders.

The Series is run by ..... Garth Spencer and Rachael Dodwell are behind the downwind events.

POP Facebook page is here

So fill your boots go ahead and enter one.....or even both.

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