23 October 2013
I trust you are all enjoying the warmer and lighter days, when its not blowing it certainly is very pleasant out there on the water.
Its fantastic to see so many people coming along to the sessions especially in the weekends and on Wednesday’s. Saturday was awesome with a huge group of paddlers out there on the harbour all fully involved in what was quite a demanding session but a good one J. Awesome to see all those K2’s out there. Way to go Mana members you’re doing so well.
Heaps has been happening over the last few weeks so this is a good chance to update you all and to look forward to what’s coming up.
Blue Lake 1 Sprint Regatta
A large group headed up to Rotorua for the first regatta of the season and what an experience it turned out to be. The conditions have been described as the worst ever – it blew consistently for two days with the last part of the second day having to be cancelled as the waves were getting too big to be able to race and in some cases to stay afloat.
But for all that a great time was had by all with everyone getting on the water and experiencing sprint racing. There were some fantastic performances across all members and it was great to see the number of first timers complete their events and for Sarah to finally make it out to the start only to sink when lining up. Check out the CRNZ website for a full list of results. http://www.canoeracing.org.nz/home-1/news/archive/2013/blue-lake-1—windy-and-wild
Off the water was just as much fun as the club came together at our accommodation on the banks of the beautiful Lake Rotiti. X Factor Mana style was the hit of the Saturday night evening as 4 groups vied for the honour of winning the competition and the awesome singlets. All groups had to come up with a song or a dance and perform in front of the opinionated judges of Jeorn, Kayla and Karen. There were some great performances but the silky smooth voice of Sam helped her group take out the coveted award. Personally I think the boys were really good but I guess that’s why I’m not a judge (we need some photos to put on the website – there was a few being taken from the audience)
The rubber ducky races are well under way on a Tuesday night in town check out our website for more information and results.
Also the 2nd duathlon was held last Sunday on the Paremata course and what a great course this is. Again check out the results on our website. It was great to see so many of you turn up and give it a go.
We are starting Monday night trainings from Monday 4th November. This is a great opportunity to get out on the water more regularly and really make some progress in the sport for those of you who want to race. I realise that a lot of you are involved in many other activities which is great and is encouraged – if you can make any of the sessions then please do come along.
Training Session Details:
In terms of the weather conditions and whether a session is on or not please assume that it will be on. It is very rear that we cannot get on the water somewhere on the harbour. If it is cancelled you will be informed thru facebook – so if you’re not a friend then please connect with us. If you’re not a facebooker then do txt us.
There will be a session everyday of Labour weekend – Greg and Martin are around and will be taking the sessions.
Training Camp – 1 / 2 December – at Gregs place
Our third camp is fast approaching and what a special one this is going to be. Not only are we having a sleep over at Greg’s place – well camping on his front lawn but also an action packed learning experience that is going to compliment the development you have all been doing over the winter.
Key activities include:
- On water training sessions – K1’s and Team boats
- Psychology discussion – tools to help us think positively
- Video analysis
- Table tennis competitions – bottles and round the world
- MKRC Tennis Open – parents welcome
- Great food
Details for registration will be out soon.
Blue Lake 2 – 7 / 8 December
All those who would like to compete at the next sprint regatta please reply to Mark by Friday 1 November.
There are events for all age groups ie. U14, U16, U18 U23, open and Masters 35 +. This includes singles and team boats. As a club we are about encouraging you to participate and you are fully supported by our coaching team of Brian, Greg and Mark. For those that come along they thoroughly enjoy it so if you would like to give it a go then come along.
The total cost is approximately $110 this includes accommodation, entry fee, trailer towage, and Saturday BBQ.
For more details on the event visit the CRNZ website http://www.canoeracing.org.nz/home-1/events?CalendarFinder=true&CalendarDate=7/12/2013
IMPORTANT TO LET MARK KNOW YOUR INTENTION BY 1 NOV.