Sunday, March 31, 2019

A New Retaining Wall!

We completed the first step of our expansion project today - we constructed a new retaining wall on the west side of the shed. Next up - enclosing the compound with fencing to protect our fleet. 

Many, many thanks to Dave, Darren, Vic No$, Kimbo, Pilbara Paul, Marnie, Shaz, Tony, Jill, John, Kath, Bonnie, Astrid, Nic, Catherine, Julie and Remy. 

And once again, many thanks to Steve of Antsee Contracting for lending us the excavator.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Geographe Outrigger Regatta 2019

Yet another classic Geographe Bay paddling day with five clubs, twelve OC-6's and seventy-two paddlers on the water. Beautifully orchestrated, the day ran like a well oiled machine - after a somber moment of Christchurch reflection, Bill welcomed crews, briefed the first race and we were on the water...

Most races were hard fought contests with mere seconds separating the finishers (it wasn't just the finish that was hard fought, most of the crews paddled the distance within metres of the boats they were chasing, or following).

It was a day full of good friends, renewed acquaintances, an absolutely magnificent ocean, wonderful colours, perfect paddling conditions (challenging offshore, peaceful and composed closer in), particularly excellent food, some young 'uns and some not so much, and a total celebration of fitness and being active.