2020 Race 3 Wrap up Apart from the malfunction of the timing system, it was a great day on the water. We have made the decision not to post the times, as we are aware that there are a few issues with these. We are confident that the positions in each category are correct however, if you believe that any of these are wrong, please let us know and we will rectify the situation as soon as possible.
Thankyou to Matt Burrage for coordinating the water cover with Goolwa, Chiton Rocks and Port Elliot and also to Surf Life Saving South Australia for their support of our series.
It was great to have a few interstate paddlers come and join us, so thank you to Luke Morrison, Michael Venis and Steven Brinkley for coming out to the race. We hope to see all of you back in Adelaide in the future.
The race started with wave 1 leaving Victor Harbor, headed for Wright Island at 10am. It was great to see our U19 girls going head to head with some of the guys, in particular two of our over 60s, Wayne Jones and Dave Myatt who along with some others lead the way over to Port Elliot.
About 10 minutes later, wave 2 left Victor Harbor at an incredible pace. Race winner Luke Morrison missed the start, but caught the lead guys around Wright Island and then powered ahead. The swell was rolling in over the right shoulder of all of the paddlers and bouncing off Granite Island making it a bumpy ride into Port Elliot. Fran Kidd had an excellent paddle, powering along only just behind the top few open men which is an incredible feat for our talented female paddler.
Coming into Port Elliot is always an experience, although not as treacherous as last year! Congratulations to Luke Morrison and Francesca Kidd on their respective wins.
We will reveal our overall series winners at our presentation in a couple of weeks. The details for this will be confirmed later this week, so we hope all of you will be able to join us for a celebration of the series.
Finally, a huge thank you to our series sponsors - Shaw and Partners, Fenn, RJE Global, Wayne Jones Funerals, Bennett Paddles, Epic, Vaikobi, World Paddle and Beavis Plumbing. Without these sponsors - none of this would happen.