Monday, April 13, 2015

Porirua Grand Traverse...the wrap up

Huge thanks to Mana Coastguard crews lead by Mark Presling and Titahi Bay Yacht Club crews lead by John Goodman, thanks every one for the exceptional on water support that you all offered to the paddlers at this years Porirua Grand Traverse.

I am sure that all the paddlers gained the confidence to stay upright due to all the boat support that they visualised while the very testing conditions.

During the paddle section of the event we had a North Westerly and then West North Westerly change at 50 kmh gusting to 75 kmh.

Thank you to the boat ramp team Sharlene Winiata, Lei Faletolu, Rob Futter, Howie Clarke, Neil O'Brien the two Porirua Grand Traverse volunteers and Graham Daniel who jumped in at the end......some slick work in this area that I'm sure impressed every paddler who you came in contact with

Thanks again everyone, your diligence, communication and willingness to help was very much appreciated.

Great Team work !

- Always read the briefing board
- the sheltered part of the start line was close to Titahi Bay Road and provided the best starting point and best line to the first turn buoy.
- the tuff grass matting saves the day on some of our incredibly slippery boat ramps around the Region

click on any photo to courtesy of Lei Faletolu

Events coming up :

April 26 Tai Tonga 41 Marathon, Evans Bay

May 3 Crazyman multisport Event, Hutt City

May 16 Portage Race, Picton Kayaks -  waka ama surf skis

May 24 Cold Kiwi Series EVENT ONE

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