Sunday, September 7, 2014

The "Cold Kiwi Series" Finale

Thank you to everyone who turned out today and your patience while both Sharlene and I sorted out the all the Spot prizes and also caught up with a few people to pass on tops info and general chit chat.

The event was based at the Marina at the bottom of Evans Bay right by State Highway 1 that runs right through to Wellington International Airport. We started from the spinning block sculpture by Cobham Drive heading 500 metres east to the first roundabout, there a buoy turn back to the start finish buoy then turning North and past the Marina breakwater then directly to Hataitai beach. Opposite the toilet block it was around the traditional Twilight series yellow mooring buoy with a 180 degree turn, then heading back south again, around the boat Te Kotuku (by the Main Boat Evans Bay ramp)  along the breakwater around the pole then back to the start finish buoy......aahh 1 lap done 2.25 km.

Short course x 2 laps
Long Course x 3 laps

The course was kept nice and tight and winter friendly, out of much of the breeze chop and coldness making it user friendly for the less experienced paddlers.....and great for us timekeepers and all the paddlers supporters as well, as we got to hunker down by the waterline out of the breeze and in the sun by Cobham Drive!

Thank you to Sharlene for all the baking, setting the buoys with Reuben, setting Shayne Garrett up with one of her three cameras and also paddling the short course.

Shayne Garrett awesome photos mate!

Thanks to Les Morris and everyone who helped pull the buoys back in.

Thank you to everyone who travelled from up the Kapiti Coast and also from the Wairarapa... petrol money spent.... much time in travelling much appreciated by us.....see you at the Ruamahanga River Race on October 12.

Here are the first bunch of photos from today....from Welly Paddlers Facebook page...I'll edit a 2nd set tomorrow and post them.

The $1000 Major Spot prize of $1000 of a brand new Think Kayak surf ski went to Peter Sutton

Thanks to all paddlers, sponsors and supporters

Next weekend Twin Rivers Race in Blenheim....Cambridge to Hamilton River Race the week after that.......then Foxton Loop Race the weekend after that!...view details and website links on the event calendar top left hand side of the page.

We're running down wind events every month from October through to the Kapiti Mana Classic in January.

Oct 19 Plimmerton to Witireia
Nov 16 Paraparaumu to Pukerua Bay
Dec 21 Ngati Toa to Paekakariki
Jan 24/25 Kapiti Mana Classic event

All events are reversible, alternate courses/waterways will be used if conditions are rubbish.
We are after clean positive tail wind conditions for all events....side swells and side winds will be avoided
Open to surf skis, waka ama, sea kayaks, adventure racing doubles.....sorry no SUP's.....just been deleted 9/9/14.
Nov and Dec events are qualifying events for the Kapiti Mana Classic.....more details to follow.

Short course 5.5km

43:26 Paula Napier W1
47:35 Sharlene Winiata SS

Long Course 7.25km

44:21 Craig Jones MK
44:30 Jamie Saunders SS
47:05 Jack Manners SS
47:14 Tu Nui Men W6
47:31 Les Morris SS
48:10 Tom Oolders SS
49:03 Paddy Rimene W1
49:18 Blake Dyer SS
49:57 Tom Bowen/Toby Johnston AR double
50:04 Peter Melling SS
50:56 David Long SS
51:01 Dave McKnight SS
52:08 Barton Fletcher SS
52:48 Colin Crampton SS
53:07 Graham Daniel SS
53:20 Heather Kirkham SS
53:50 Karl Timu W1
54:14 Nicole Ranger/Matt Davies SK double
54:17 James Sadler W1
54:20 John Toomath SS
54:35 Rueben Hill SS
57:14 Emma Riseley SS
57:16 Sharon Henderson SS
59:04 Chris Fox W1 (women)
60:06 TuNui/Hikoikoi W6 (women)
60:16 Ed Cade MK
60:17 Trevor McDonald SK
61:15 Kate Nota SS
61:28 Zaniah Bettany SS
61:45 Grace Kingi SS
62:45 Lei Faletolu W1

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