Sunday, August 23, 2015

Times from Petone

The biggest turnout to date this Season for the Cold Kiwi Series with 64 paddlers out on the water.

The Long course started from the Giant Oars and headed east along the foreshore, then turned a sharp left up the Hutt River where all paddlers safely navigated there way around anyone of the Seaview bridge piles, as well as keeping an eagle eye on fishing lines coming off the bridge. Once around the bridge paddlers would definitely have noticed the extra depth of the water as they headed back out of the river then heading along the Petone Esplanade again into the shallow water again past the start finish point....but wait there's more parade of craft down to the Petone Wharf to complete the final 2 kms and back to the finish.

The Short course was a lap to the Seaview Bridge and back to the finish (minus the Petone Wharf leg)

The event was held close to high tide the start was at 10 am in the end with the High tide at 11.11 am. Conditions were coolish at 12 degrees but still with the sun out and after 5 to 10 minutes paddling I'm sure everyone warmed up nicely. Wind strength today was a mixed bag as it went from moderate to gusty and back a few times with various parts of the course more challenging than others depending on the craft you were paddling, and special mention to Karl and Rob on Stand up paddle boards who had their fair share of breeze on a few sections being higher off the water than the sit down craft.

Thanks to Kate Booth and James Sadler for helping Sharlene out today and the Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club Parents for their support keeping track of all their Club paddlers as they all finished.

Most importantly thank you to all the paddlers and craft transportion people for getting craft and people to the event, it's team effort and we appreciate everyone who plays their part, both on and off the water

Spot prizes today.

Lawrence Hynes - Adrenalin pants
Les Morris - Adrenalin pants
Grace Kingi - Adrenalin top

Please support Fergs Kayaks they are our local retailer and they support us well.

For photos go to the Welly Paddlers Facebook page

The next and last "Cold Kiwi Series" Event for the Season will be September 13 and will be at Dolly Vardon Park, Mana. 
Next Sunday we're all spoilt for choice with Wairarapa Multisport Clubs Ruamahanga River Race and Wairarapa Waka Ama Clubs final winter series event on Henley Lake

Long course 7 km

35:48 Chester Burt SS
35:51 David Long SS
35:52 Danial Bremner SS
35:55 Kyle Christensen SS
36:04 Blair Simpson MK
36:43 Derek Cox MK
36:56 Les Morris MK
37:09 Dave Dellabarca MK
39:47 Hokoikoi Te Puni mixed W6
38:05 Dave McKnight SS
38:31 Tom Oolders SS
41:20 Otaki J 16 boys W6
41:28 Jeff Booth SS
39:45 Lawrence Hynes W1
40:19 Barton FletcherSS
40:35 Rueben Hill SS
40:52 Alaynah Bettany
41:05 John Toomath SS
41:30 Kate Nota SS
42:25 Otaki J 16 girls W6
42:44 Otaki 5 up W6
43:24 Moutere womens W6
42:29 Luther Maxwell SS
42:41 Liam Simes SS
42:48 Piki Emery W1
43:25 Sandy Winterton SK
45:28 Tony Gibbs MK
45:32 Pete Notman MK
45:56 Megan Cox SS
45:58 Ella Kingi SS
46:16 Grace Kingi SS
46:26 Sharon Henderson SS
46:59 Alex Edmonds SS
46:59 Trevor MacDonald SK
47:29 Jamie Simes SS
50:15 Liam Chesney SS
54:11 Karl LeQuesne SUP
56:24 Louba Coates SS
35:15 Tyler Maxwell SS (missed Hutt River section - rudder issues)

Short course 5 km

42:13 Rob Futter SUP

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