Results from Race 9 PNSW Marathon Series, Teralba

Eight Paddlers represented Central Coast Paddlers at PNSW Round 9 at Teralba 4th August 2018 in breezy, but fine,conditions. It was cool before race time, but the sunshine was warm, where available.
Cam Tunbridge, paddling with Gene Burns from Hunter Valley, finished sixth in a larger than normal Division 1.
Mick Carroll had a very satisfying race, finishing second in Division 3.
Max Lyons completed the twenty kilometres, in Division 6, despite little training.
Heidi Duncan brought home a fifth, and Anne Moore also completed twenty kilometres to complete a “ranking race” in Division 7.
Paul Carter snared a third in Division 9 over ten kilometres.
Nick Naughton managed fifth place in Division 10, also ten kilometres.
Owen Walton was third in Division 13, over 5 kilometres.
Results can be viewed at
Official photos are also available at at the PNSW Flickr site.
The main course buoy colors were slightly unconventional, with a couple of added pink buoys to clear some shallower areas, to mark out a good five kilometre arena, – Hunter Valley “put on a good show!”
On behalf of all Paddlers – thank you to all involved locally, and the PaddleNSW “workers.”
Over seven hundred dollars was raised for drought affected Farmers in a raffle for vouchers donated by Brett Greenwood of Australian Paddle Sports, won by Anne Moore, I think.
Following the PNSW placegetters’ announcements in the Teralba Bowling Club, Hunter Valley Paddlesports Club celebrated their 50th Anniversary.
There were “supporting acts,” but Ray Baxter was the “lead performer!” He kept us entertained, delivering many anecdotes from his extensive involvement with the Club over many years, containing the humour, complexity, and genuine tragedy, worthy of Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare.
He thanked the “stallworts” involved with their Club over the years – many who had made the effort to be present – even flying from North Queensland.
He conveyed the dedication and commitment displayed by many to keep the Club “going.”
A digital display of historic video and stills was displayed on a large screen, complemented by an extensive collection of newspaper clippings, magazines and photographs.
A “Dungog to Clarencetown Trophy” was displayed – for many years this race was an iconic two day downriver race attended by hundreds of paddlers.
See you at our next CCP race Sunday 12th, followed by our AGM, with election of Committee.