NAROOMA Surf Club did extremely well over the weekend, entering two boats and a ski paddler in the “Club to Pub” Surf Boat and Ski Race.
The club is very excited and proud of each of the competitors for their fantastic results.
The conditions were ideal with flat seas and little wind, the leading boats and skis beat last year’s times.
The 2013 event is the second year in which the race has been held, being reintroduced after a nine-year break.
The ski paddlers headed off first, with Nick Ziviani taking out second place in what was quite a large field.
The men’s boats followed with both Narooma crews getting a good start. Narooma held onto first and third positions for a good majority of the race.
The Narooma blue boat came in first position outright, at least 80 metres in front of all other boats.
Our red boat ran into some difficulty that cost them a little time, however still managed to cross the finish line at Merimbula in fourth place.
The endurance race was basically a 10km sprint from Pambula SLSC to the Public Jetty at Merimbula, attracting local ski paddlers and crews from Lakes Entrance, Bermagui, Tathra, Broulee and Pambula.
One of this season’s SLS new regulations require all competitors to wear hi-visibility singlets.
Pambula were able to get enough in time for the Club to Pub race and generously lent them to the clubs, which had not yet received their orders.
Next weekend, our boaties will compete again, this time travelling to Sydney for the Rooster River Run, a 12km flat water race on the Georges River. Both boats will have their work cut out for them, rowing without crew changes for over an hour, against the incoming tide.
And all bodes well for the upcoming George Bass Surfboat Marathon that kicks off on January 1, 2014.
- Leanne Constable
Sandgrit – Narooma Surf Life Saving Club news
NEXT Sunday is Registration Day. Turn up anytime between 10am and 2pm to sign up for this season as a Lifesaver, Nipper or social member - everyone is welcome.
Held at the clubhouse, new members should bring a birth certificate or proof of your date of birth. Membership costs $50pp or $130 for a family of three ($20 for each additional family member after that).
Committee meeting postponed
Don't forget this month's committee meeting is after Registrations at 2pm in the clubhouse. All welcome.
School holiday patrol over
Thank you to the volunteer lifesavers that patrolled the beach over the school holidays. The normal patrol roster will be made up after Rego Day with the summer patrolling season starting up in November.
Boaties Sports Trivia Night fundraiser
The budgie smugglers are hosting a not-to-be-missed sports trivia night, which will be highly entertaining, include plenty of ‘local’ trivia knowledge and a spit roast to boot. Get your table of eight together quickly as there has been plenty of interest and looks like it will be booked out soon.
The George Bass Boaties and Ski Paddler are putting on a fun night which will have you bidding for them as your phone-a-friend, side challenge games, raffles, picture guessing competitions and much more. Bring your piggy bank with gold coins and small denominations to join in the merriment.
$35 ticket ($280 per table) Payments need to be received by November 8 so we can organise seating and catering. Payments can be made by cash or cheque. Ticket price includes spit roast dinner and entertainment. Beverages will be available to purchase at the bar. Thank you for your support.
All enquiries, from sponsorship and prize donations to table bookings, contact Fleur Constable on 0418 768 193.