Nagambie Regatta 9th September 2018
Our first Regatta for the season at Nagambie was an amazing start for Brave Hearts, coming home with two silver medals and one gold! A fantastic effort by all.
The off season training our paddlers undertook certainly paid off, as we fought hard against formidable competition to achieve such great results. We also had five new paddlers competing, including three new juniors, who all paddled brilliantly and had a great day. Suffice to say they are completely hooked!
The day started with a 1000m 20s horseshoe sweeps race; a timed event, lots of fun and a great way to warm up! Then came the 200m races.
Racing in Premiers Women’s 10s, Mixed 10s and Open 10s categories, our Prems did a stellar job against the likes of YRD, Flames and CYSM, earning themselves a spot in a minor final. Our five juniors also got the chance to race with the Melbourne Rapids in two Premier heats and were extremely competitive. Well done everyone.
Our Masters 10s crews were also tested against extremely stiff competition in our Women’s 10s, Mixed 10s and Open 10s races, and we were very excited to earn ourselves a spot in all three finals. Everyone put in an amazing effort and we came through with a silver place in the Mixed 10s and a very close silver in the Women’s 10s, only to miss out on the gold by .3 of a second. Outstanding!
The highlight of the day was watching our amazing crew of Women’s 20s power down the course to earn themselves a spot in the final with a time of 1.03.37. The Final saw them jumping out of the starting blocks, nose in front and in perfect time all the way to cross the finish line with a time of 1.03.32. GOLD, GOLD, GOLD! What a fantastic way to top off the day.
Congratulations to all of our Brave Hearts! Be very proud! Thankyou also to our wonderful volunteers for coming along and supporting us on the day.
We now look forward to the next Regatta, on our lake at Albury/Wodonga on the 14th of October.