Fairfield members enjoyed great weather and a fast Murray last Saturday, paddling from Yarrawonga to Cobram, in the Ben Ward Memorial 40 Miler Canoe Race. Robin Curwen-Walker reports.
Sophie Johnson, Hal Curwen-Walker and I competed in the Ben Ward Memorial 40 Miler Canoe Race in the relay on Saturday 7th December. We were lucky with perfect weather at about 25 degrees and only a light zephyr to start with. Alex and Wanda were up there also doing the full distance in their zippy C2. There weren’t a huge number of people, but enough to make an enthusiastic throng. The Camberwell Grammar and Airforce Cadets padded out the crowd with their extensive paddling teams and land crews.
Santa Clause made a special visit to the 2013 club Awards and Christmas party held on Saturday night. Santa arrived by canoe with the help of his canoe helper, Kevin Hannington. Kevin, dressed in black pants and shirt was later seen showing some very impressive moves on the dance floor. With lights and decorations the club looked great. After the meal the club awards were presented, with the Presidents award going to Mick Kane and the Under the Yarra award going to Steve Gadsden. A special thanks to Peter Goldsworthy and the social committee for organising a very successful night.