Junior outriggers outdo seniors
OUTRIGGERS: Fired up after beating the senior members of the Burrum Head District Outrigger Club, the juniors definitely showed what they’re capable of when they competed in Mooloolaba last weekend.
The club held a race after their blessing ceremony for their new canoes on Saturday, with the juniors taking on the senior members of the club.
They notched up a confidence-boosting win and that definitely showed the next day when they competed at Mooloolaba’s OC6 sprint regatta.
The under-12 team was confidently steered by Tom Creed.
It was Creed’s first race as streerer and the team dominated both the 500m and 1000m sprints to win gold in both events.
Working well as a team, the crew impressed the crowds not only with excellent timing in their paddling but also with their great turns, gaining boat-lengths on their opposition with each turn.
The team paddled strongly to finish a close second in both the 500m and 1000m sprint events, beaten only by the strong Mooloolaba team.
The under-14 team also impressed with their fast turns.
The club also entered a novice womens team in the 500m and 1000m events and an open mixed team in the 500m events.
Both teams performed strongly and gained valuable race experience on the day.