The strong wind gusts didn't stop us, but they did slow us down!
Rob McPherson, in his Flash, seemed unperturbed by the conditions, establishing a sizable lead toward the final quarter of the 7.5km, almost reaching 10km/hr.
Jim Buckland, however, was slowed by the conditions, and was a little "off the pace."
A big welcome to the contingent of Newy Paddlers who visited today! Most visiting here for the first time - some having their first race!
I'm confident that they enjoyed, and appreciated, the excellent racing conditions provided by Wyong River.
Most notable of their Paddlers were the crew of the Fenn Double, who were ...
The night before, it was a difficult decision for the Organiser, HVPC, whether to race, or not!
Even with hindsight, it was borderline!
However, come racetime, it could have been even hotter, but thankfully, there were some fleeting breezes!
It would be a day of “singularities” – one (perhaps two) withdraw...