Outrigger club takes part in Newcastle regatta
The Peninsula-based Central Coast Outrigger Canoe Club participated in two events at the Newcastle Pasha Dasha regatta was held on Saturday, January 15, at Horseshoe Beach.
The OC6 crew paddled the eight kilometre short course event, taking paddlers out past Nobbys Lighthouse into a challenging two metre swell.
The crew remained upright, finishing the race in second place overall and first place in the Senior Master Mixed category.
The regatta was also an opportunity for the new and seasoned paddlers to take part in the changes relay event over three of the five times five kilometre distances.
Club steerer Pam Illiffe said: "Newcastle put on a great regatta.
"With concerns of last-minute cancellations due to Covid, clubs managed to put teams together at the 11th hour.
"Everyone was so happy to see each other on the water."
Media release, 17 Jan 2022
Debbie Sunartha, CCOCC