First Stanley race of the year – The Warm Up

Yesterday was the first of four visits we will make to Stanley this year for Dragon Boat racing. The 250m warm up race.

This year we only entered a men mini boat (10 man boat).

We had a fantastic start to the day with the 2nd fastest time in the heats which sent us straight to the cup final. We came second, snagging the silver medal.

You can see our performance in the final right here. We got it on video!

 

The Coastal Relay

This was our first time taking the Outrigger out for the Coastal Relay, a 4 leg race organised by the Victoria Recreation Club, covering a total of 31km.

The idea is to have two outrigger crews. First the boat does two sprints from Shek O Beach, round a course and back again, with each crew doing one sprint. Then the first crew jumps back in at Shek O and paddles to Stanley. The second crew goes by road to Stanley and jumps in the boat at Stanley Main Beach and finishes the race at Deepwater Bay. We were short two of people so  a couple of us did three legs.

The crews performed brilliantly. We were the first 6 seater to make it to Deepwater Bay!

As always the VRC put on a great BBQ so we could all get a decent refuel.

You can see the start of the race right here: