Tonight we’ll be presenting a series of awards which recognize performance, improvement, dedication and club spirit.
The awards have a racing focus but we’ll also be talking about the wider FCC – social, touring, supporting each other.
Awards are a recognition of individual results – but they are also a celebration of the efforts of all of us behind the results: the coaches, parents, friends and club board. While it’s a risk mentioning names I’m going to anyway. Some highlights:
Now onto the awards.
1) Winter Series
FCC had a very good presence in this year’s winter series – in all races. We had great participation levels, possibly the highest of all the clubs. We came a very creditable second to INCC on club points and on junior points, with Trinity just pipped by MLC in the school points. Great results.
This is to acknowledge the best paddlers in the Winter Series – Marathon Season.
Separate awards will be presented to male, female & junior members. Members who accumulate the most number of points in the competition will be declared winners. In the event of a tie, the member who has the highest finishing record will be declared the winner
On individual results, we’ve calculated them in two ways: the FCC traditional way which scores 10 points for first FCC paddler in a constituted class, 9 points for second, 8 for third etc. In calculating these we’ve not used traditional constituted classes but instead have divided paddlers into three age groups, junior up to 18, open, and vets 50+.
The results of this methodology really reward paddling reasonably well in lots of races, rather than doing brilliantly in a small number of races.
We’ve also calculated the results according to the Canoeing Victoria current methodology. This corrects results for boat type (K1 vs TC2 etc), paddler age group, gender. Where the results differ significantly we’ve award on both CV and FCC points.
Results by Canoe Vic system:
Results (by FCC points system) and awards
2) FCC Races: TC2 race, C4 race, Sprint series
This year has seen plenty of racing return to Fairfield. We’ve hosted the biggest of the winter series races with the teams race – together with INCC; we’ve held the inaugural C4 race in both kneeling and sitting C4s; we’ve held the second of the T&J Ohman Classic Canoe Doubles races and we’re most of the way through the Fairfield Spring Sprint Series.
We have some magnificent trophies for the C4 and Doubles Canoe Classic races, all donated by the Ohman family. Tonight we have the trophies for the recent doubles canoe classic which was run from Banksia St to Fairfield 2 weeks ago.