Echuca mini - new club director fastest canoeist !

paddles

Twelve Fairfield members paddled the 50kms, 20kms, or relay on Saturday, in the last winter series marathon race for the season. Total points are yet to be finalised (keep posted) A sunny day with a few wind gusts made for a great paddle. The occasional speed boat made for some unexpected large waves, and of course the mandatory paddle steamers, just out of Echuca, made an interesting final few kilometres. 

Highlights of the day included Ali's first race for Fairfield, the wooden 'paddle' trophy's presented to the winners, the gutsy effort of our full distance paddlers (starting at 6.30am!) and Robin Curwen-Walkers fruit cake at the finish.

 

And a special mention: New club club board director, Steve Routley was the fastest canoe paddler on the day - and was faster than most of the k boats as well !

Thanks to Joe and Foster for being race officials on the day, and to the Echuca-Moama canoe club for hosting the race.

 

ali trev
Trevor and Alie. 
 
Trev
Trevor in his TC1

 

at the start
Mick and Lofty getting ready to start.
 
Don
Don ready to change - relay.
 
julie and robin
Julie and Robin 

 

group
The Fairfield paddlers and officials. Photo: Tony Payne (land crew)
 
Rowan
Rowan - TC1.

 

 

Steve Routley
Steve receives the award for fastest paddler.