Sunday, 13 September 2009

Poole Harbour Canoe Race - 13th September 2009

Paddled the 15 mile "sea kayak" class, but this was mainly dominated by skis. There seems to be quite a popular surf ski racing scene down south and there must have been around a dozen in the field.

My time was 2 hours and 24 minutes, pretty much what I was expecting, although this was about 40 minutes behind the winner (Ian Lawler).

Conditions were quite choppy in places with quite a strong F4-5 NE wind.

There must have been about 50-60 paddlers across the various classes. Great cake and burger at the end and a friendly atmosphere with numerous supporters on the beach at the finish.

Had a short paddle with Allen then Gavin after the race. Long drive home though...

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