Tuesday, December 1, 2009
And a special big thanks to all the MOCC helpers on the day that made the event run smoothly, helping out at the start, with the timekeepers at the finish and helping out the paddlers with their craft on the finish line, well done to you all.
The presentation and BBQ by the pool at Seashells was fantastic and the talk around the pool was nothing but praise for a fantastic course, location and finish venue. All the ski paddlers from Perth were talking about what a fantastic downhill race course it was, so we can expect to see a lot more paddlers her next year when word gets out. The paddlers were happy, James the Manager of Seashells was happy, Ash Nebitt from WA Canoeing was happy, it was a good day all round. Check out the short movie of the event below.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
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It's fantastic to have you aboard Paul, we look forward to seeing you in a canoe, very soon!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Before we get started we need everyone to pay their membership fees.
If you want to compete and race this season you need to pay your $65 AOCRA registration on the AOCRA website at http://www.aocra.com.au/ and then pay your $45 club fee either by direct deposit or by cheque. Contact me for details firstname.lastname@example.org
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See you on the water.
Monday, October 5, 2009
OC6 - Club Points 08/09
Mandurah - 174
Fremantle - 127.5
Mandurah - 70
West Coast - 39
Fremantle - 25
OC6 Regatta Results 08/09
Swan River Classic - Bridge to Bridge
- Combined with other clubs
Wavemaster’s OCC, Bunbury
1st Place - OC6 Mixed
1st Place - OC6 Men
Mainpeak Bay to Beach, Perth
1st Place - OC6 Mixed
Geographe OCC, Busselton
2nd & 5th Place OC6 Mixed
5th Place OC6 Women
1st Place OC6 Men
Cottesloe OCC, Swan River
1st & 5th Place OC6 Mixed
1st Place OC6 Men
1st Place OC6 Women
Fremantle OCC (Sprints), Champion Lakes
1st OC6 Men 500m
2nd OC6 Women 500m
1st OC6 Mixed 500m
1st OC6 Men 500m turn
1st OC6 Women 500m turn
1st OC6 Mixed 500m turn
1st, & 2nd OC1 Men 250m
1st, 2nd & 3rd OC1 Women 250m
Mandurah OCC, Halls Head
2nd & 3rd OC1 Women's Marathon
1st & 3rd OC1 Men's Marathon
1st OC6 Mixed Marathon
3rd OC6 Women's Marathon
1st OC6 Men's Marathon
West Coast OCC, Geographe Crossing Change-Over Race
2nd over the line in an OC2 against all the OC6's
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The Mandurah regatta was held off Doddi’s Beach and consisted of OC1 (one person outrigger) marathons and OC6 (six person outrigger) marathons. Our Mandurah paddlers again started very strong in the OC1 races, with Tony Bowman winning the 5km marathon convincingly and Dario Mestrovic picking up 3rd. Linda Mestrovic and Mel Rei finished a very close 2nd and 3rd in the Women’s OC1 mini Marathon.
In the OC6 marathons we again dominated winning both the Men’s and Mixed division. The Women’s division again provided a nail biting finish with a collision between the leading canoes from Fremantle and Cottesloe 200m from the finish. This allowed our Mandurah girls to race up from behind and nearly steal the race, they hit the beach at the same time as the Fremantle crew and were only beaten in the foot race up the beach to the finish line. Cott won the race.
The Mandurah Outrigger Club would like to thank all its volunteers and support boat drivers that helped us out on the day, we couldn't have done it with out you. We would also like to thank our sponsors who donated prizes on the day including, Fast Fluor & SKM, Mandurah Ferry Cruises, City of Mandurah and Outrigger Connection.
The only race left for the season now is the gruelling Geographe Crossing, a 60km race from Bunbury to Busselton on the 28th March. This race is unique in that a team has 12 paddlers that are rotated in and out of the canoe from a support boat. The support boat drops paddlers in the water in front of the canoe and as the canoe approaches, a number of paddlers in the canoe jump out one side and the paddlers in the water pull themselves from the other side into the canoe to replace them. This happens about every 30mins and the winning crew will complete the race in around 6 hours. Mandurah will be running a mixed crew of 6 men and 6 women in the Mixed Division. Go Mandurah!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Champion Lakes rowing centre at Armadale was the site for the latest outrigging races, a sprint regatta hosted by the Fremantle Outrigger Club. It was almost the perfect regatta for the Mandurah paddlers winning all but one of the eight sprint races on offer. They finished with an amazing seven 1st and a 2nd.
In an amazing finish in the Mens’s 250m OC1 sprint there was a 3 way tie for 1st place between Colin Bartley of the Mandurah Club and two paddlers from the Fremantle club. Dario Mestrovic of Mandurah took out the next place and as an indication of how close the racing was, the first 6 paddlers finished within 1.5 second of each other. Our Mandurah ladies completed the OC1 sprints with a 1,2,3 finish for Linda Mestrovic, Julie Bartley and Mel Rei respectfully.
There was a touch of controversy with the first race of the day, the Men’s OC6 500m sprint, when it was discovered that the timing gear didn’t work. The Mandurah crew had won comfortably but was told at the end of the day the heat would have to be run again, but all the times from the subsequent heats would still stand. So after racing all day the boys had to go out one more time and try and post the fasted time to claim victory and with one of their strongest paddlers already gone home the pressure was on. But in true Mandurah never say die style one of their new paddlers stepped up and they delivered the goods....just! They posted the fasted time by 1.5 seconds.
With only two regattas to go the Mandurah club is hoping to continue their winning form and take out the champion club of the year.
The Mandurah Outrigger Canoe Club is hosting the next regatta on Saturday 7th March at Doddi’s Beach starting at 9.00am. Come down and have a look at the exciting ocean sport of Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing and cheer on the Mandurah paddlers.
Friday, February 13, 2009
The Mandurah Outrigger Canoe Club have continued their season winning performance with a clean sweep of wins at the latest regatta held on the Swan River last weekend hosted by the Cottesloe Outrigger Club. Not only did the Mandurah paddlers win all the OC6 (six person outrigger canoe) races, the club also took out the champions club trophy for the day and consolidated it’s place on top of the ladder for champion club of the year.
The day started strongly for Mandurah in the OC1 (one person outrigger canoe) events with paddlers placing 2nd & 3rd in both men’s and women’s events. Mandurah’s strength comes from training and paddling on OC1s this showed with mandurah paddlers filling most of the top five places in both races.
The first OC6 event on the program was the Mixed Mini Marathon over 5km. Mandurah showed the depth of paddling ability by taking the lead from the start and extending it over the length of the course to win by 100m. The crew consisted of Linda Mestrovic, Terry Russell, Mac Nichols, Dario Mestrovic, Mel Rei and Julie Bartley. Mandurah’s second mixed crew finished a strong 5th.
It was now the men’s turn in the 10km Men’s Marathon. Again the Mandurah boys got out to an early lead but were chased hard by Cottesloe and Fremantle. The men’s crew of Terry Russell, Dario Mestrovic, Mac Nichols, Ian Campbell, Max Butler and Colin Bartley made a good turn at the half way markand stretched their lead over the Freo crew and finished strongly with a 75m lead.
The last event of the day was the Women’s 8km marathon and proved to be the most exciting race of the day. The Fremantle Doctor was now blowing hard and the girls had a 4km up wind leg from the start. The three crews of Fremantle, Cottesloe and Mandurah exchanged the lead a number of times heading up the course before Cottesloe and Mandurah got a small jump on Freo. With only 2km to go Julie Bartley steered the Mandurah canoe behind and to the inside of the Cott canoe and got the inside line for the last two rounding marks. Having the inside line gave the Mandurah girls all they needed to lift and go past the Cott girls and win by a canoe length.
With 3 regattas finished and 3 to go, Mandurah now sits on top of the ladder. Their next regatta is a sprint series on the 21st of February and then they will host their own regatta here in Mandurah on March 7th. The last race of the season is the gruelling 6okm Geographe Classic from Bunbury to Busselton at the end of March.
The above photo was taken by Paul French of the Cottesloe OCC. You can see more of Paul's work at http://pfrenchie.smugmug.com/gallery/7293972_tLD8S/1/469005669_dtve2