2023-02-12 CCP Summer Series Race 01
Hi Members and Friends,
A New Year – some more optimism re Covid – and some new craft!
Malcolm – a Visitor from HunterValley Paddlesports Club – “greeted the judges” first, in the 7.62km section, with Clive next, the first Member – who hasn’t had a chance to paddle since last year!
It was good to see Jessica – who only raced twice last year, (parenting responsibilities,) back in the TK1 – tie for third with the Secretary, who only raced once, last year.
John was right behind!
Visitor, Sue, taming her new “steed,” made up the field.
Sally, another Visitor from Hunter Valley, who we have not seen since “before Covid,” narrowly led half-a-dozen Members – Cam, Marg, two Robs, Marnie and Ray over 11.35km. Another Member, “getting back into it” – in a new craft – was Andrew, with Visitor Gil, (BWP), recording the fastest time.
President Nathan welcomed all to our first race this year, and made a Presentation of a gift to each of our hard-working Volunteers who “keep the Club going!” Clive, for maintaining the Club’s website, and other tech issues, and Treasurer Margaret, who also looks after us on Race Days.
The Secretary noted the passing of Mr. Phil Coles AO, (ex Olympic kayaker 1960, 1964 and 1968), who served the Sporting Community, in various disciplines, for many years. He was a Member of the IOC from 1982 until 2011, and an Honorary Member from 2012.
“Thank you” Margaret for “Starting and Timekeeping duties” today – and Jessica , who helped Margaret with the 11.35km Race finish today.
Rob and Cam chipped in, as usual.
New Members can now elect to Register with PA & PNSW, and join the Club for one year from the date of joining, rather than for the remainder of the Financial year as was previously the case (thanks Clive).
See you next Race?