Skip to content

Rubber Ducky 2 Results

October 6, 2010

Forty Nine Competitors lined up for the second race in the 6 race series all vying for the honour of having the series leader duck taped onto their kayak.

This was duck racing at its best – a beautiful Wellington evening made for superb racing conditions, all the competitors had to worry about was getting around the turns safely and those chasing behind them. Darren Courtenage showed what duck racing is about though – once in the lead don’t let up and made the most of his handicap to power away from the field and take the leaders duck going into race 3.

There was some fantastic racing going on behind Darren as the back markers started to make gains on the front markers. In fact the handicappers did a fantastic job with only 5min separating the field if you take the 1st and last paddler out of the mix – and rest assured that their handicaps will be sorted for next time.

Kristin Jarvis had a blinder by claiming the lead woman’s duck from last week’s winner Jude Ellis. In fact it was incredibly close for the lead woman’s duck with great paddles coming from Katherine Allen, Jacinta, and Claire.

With Darren taking out line honours he also claims the men’s lead duck – hopefully you have enough room on your kayak Darren to fit all these ducks on for next week!!  But beware as some of the wirily older fellows ( Geoff Booth, Brent Harrison, Gordon Ward, Pete Nottman) were putting in some great performances.

Out of the speedsters Glen Muirhead fresh from his outstanding performance at the World Marathon Championships in finishing in 9th position, had his foot to the footrest and powered around the course in a great time of 30min 48sec with Dougie Wilkins only 36sec behind.

In the woman’s division Marianne Archer kept the boys honest by claiming 7th fastest time also just back from the World Marathon Championships will be someone to watch as the series progresses – so boys beware this girl can fly. Also in the woman’s division Katrina Madill had a blinder taking 10th fastest time overall and has Marianne in her sights.

The fastest time of the day though went to the double ski of the very experienced Craig Jones and Phil Dooney. They managed to power away from Glen on the second to last turn of the race and take out the fastest time of the night.

This handicap racing is awesome – it’s great to watch, as you can see the back markers gaining on the front paddlers and those front paddlers are giving it heaps to hold their lead. Great racing everyone next week’s will be a cracker as the handicaps get closer – so tell a friend to come along and be part of a bit of fun but also some close competitive racing.

2010 Rubber Ducky Race 2 results

Quack Quack


Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: