Check out the list of 2014-15 has been posted in the Upcoming Events page. Put these in your dairy and get up to speed for the 2014-15 season.
The Mana 10km race is happening this Sunday. It is part of the Get ready for a fantastic day of racing on a challenging but fun course. The 2km loops with a couple of extra turns will give the opportunity to make a break from the pack. There will be food and prizes available after the race and ribbons for the place getters. Contact Matt for more details email@example.com.
Entry information can be found on the CRNZ website. Kayak Krazy 10km Series
The Kupe/Mana kayak race series has kicked off again after the Christmas break. Come along on Tuesday evenings for some competitive racing. Start times are on a handicap basis with slower paddlers getting away first, and you’re grouped with others of a similar standard, so there’s always someone nearby. Races are usually 5-7 km and the first group off the start line departs an 6:30pm. The venue is normally Hataitai beach but in a strong southerly we occasionally change to Oriental Bay. The Kupe (and Mana) Facebook page confirms the venue on the day. Results are posted in the same place on race night.
The course is chosen to suit conditions and may be laps of the bay or a trip round the Carter Fountain in Oriental Bay, generally staying fairly close to shore. PFDs are required by all entrants. Racing is open to kayaks, surf & ocean skis and waka amas, single and double. Stand up paddle boards are welcome but the course is the same.
Entry is free to members of the Kupe and Mana kayak clubs and $5 per boat to non-members.
Report to race officials by 6:15 pm on race night.
President, Kupe Canoe Club
To enable paddlers and coaches to assess improvement over time we have devised the “Crane time trial”. The familiar rusty crane on one of the boatsheds east of the clubrooms is the starting point with the finish at the jetty, distance is 190 meters. We will do this regularly and if you are on the water on that day then results will be posted and comparisons can be made. We will try and do this regularly but there will be variables such as high / low tide some /no wind etc. See results on Results tab
There has been a lot going on at MKRC of late, and there is a lot coming up!
- Blue Lake 2
- Wellington Secondary Schools Awards
- Training camp
- Rubber Ducky Series
Please register your place at the upcoming training camp here.
See you on the water!
A fairly decent Wellington zephyr for paddlers last evening. The Cobham Drive / Marina course was great for the downwind legs of the four lap course and a bit hairy getting from Greta Point and back for some paddlers.
Real improvement across the paddlers now noticeable in these Tuesday night races, both in time to paddle and technique – great to see. This week Glenn Muirhead in K1 moved through the field off back mark and took out line honours with James Flannery on ski only a minute behind, which is a great paddle. Really interesting race amongst the three women paddlers with it being close between Annabel Ramsay, Dianne Morgan and Kim Daubney for the first two laps and the Annabel was able to shake Dianne on the fourth and last to take line honours. Other good paddles from Ian Gillies, second across line on ski and Andrew Bluck in his swallow powering home. For full results of this race and all races to date see results tab ….
The doubles put everyone to the sword this week with 3 of the top 5 places going to the twosomes lead by Mark Hearfield and Dave Della Barrca crossing the line first. Splitting them were Glen Muirhead and James Flannery before another two doubles. Not far behind Kris Jarvis powered home and clearly brought back the Hawaii type balmy evening weather for this race with Fiona Dowling again paddling well into second.
It great to see so many paddlers improving over the past few weeks and even though there are some light hearted grumbles the handicappers are getting it just about right. Have a look at the results and you will see we had half Tuesdays field over a 2 minute spread and for another interesting fact we have had a total of 91 paddlers racing to date, thats 53 different singles and 38 in doubles – the 38 doubles were excluded from the singles numbers. See Results tab for all races ….