Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mandurah OCC Regatta

March 14th 2010
Old Sailing Club, Mandurah


Race Program
8.45am Briefing OC1 Novice race
9.00am OC1 Novice race - 2km
9.30am Briefing Marathons
9.45am Women’s OC6 Marathon - 7km
10.45am Men’s OC6 Marathon - 7km
12.30pm Mixed OC6 Marathon - 5km
2.00pm Briefing for OC1 Marathon 
2.15pm OC1 Marathon Dawesville to Halls Head - 12km
This race will be open to OC1, OC2, Skis, and SUP. 
Details below.

4.30pm Presentation.

NOTES: 
Registration for all OC6 and OC1 Nominations is via the AOCRA website at http://aocra.com.au/



Registration and entry fee payment for SKI and SUP competitors is via the Register Now website at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?ID=2454


PRIZE MONEY
Prize money will be awarded dependant on number of competitors.
ALCOHOL
Will be available at the Old Sailing Club.
FOOD
A sausage sizzle and BBQ will be provided and soft drinks and water will be for sale. 
SAFETY
Leg ropes, life jackets and flares are to be carried on all OC1 craft.
Racing covers are recommended for all OC6 event.
2 bailers, 6 life jackets and flares are to be carried in all OC6 canoes.
All OC6 canoes are to carry a tow rope that is attached to the front iako spreader inside the canoe ready for towing.
AOCRA racing rules apply to all canoes and events.

STARTING PROCEDURE



• Raising of Yellow Flag: Approximately 2mins to the start - All canoes to the start line
• Raising of Red Flag: Approximately 10 sec to the start - All canoes stationary, paddles up ready
• Raising of Green Flag: Start of race - GO!!!


RACE MAPS












The Cut Race - 12km Marathon




Race Info
1.30pm Registration Opens Crn Northport Bvd and Batavia Ave
2.00pm Briefing 
2.15pm Start for SUPS
2.30pm Start OC1/OC2
2.40pm Start Skis
4.30pm Presentation at Old Sailing Club.


RACE FEES and REGISTRATION
$15 per paddler for SKI and SUP paddlers

Registration and entry fee payment for SKI and SUP competitors is via the Register Now website https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?ID=2454


Nominations for OC1 paddlers is via the AOCRA website at http://aocra.com.au/
PRIZE MONEY
Prize money will be awarded dependant on number of competitors.
SAFETY
Leg ropes, life jackets and flares are to be carried on all OC1 craft.
STARTING PROCEDURE
Coloured flags will be used to start the race. The is the starting sequence:

• Raising of Yellow Flag: Approximately 2mins to the start - All competitors to the start line.
  Note yellow flag doesn’t have to stay up for the full 2 mins if starter is happy with the line.
• Raising of Red Flag: Approximately 10 sec to the start - All competitors stationary, paddles up ready.
• Raising of Green Flag: Start of race - GO!!!

If the wind direction changes on the day the alternate course is from Secret Harbour Surf Club to Halls Head. Competitors will be notified via email the day before if there is any change to the program. 

RACE MAPS

Cott Regatta

Another awesome effort from the Mandurah MOOCAS!!! Nearly a clean sweep again in all the races, the girls getting beaten by their close rivals the Freo girls in what is developing into an awesome contest between two top teams each time they meet. If our girls didn't get stuck in the log jam at the start it could have been a different story, but that's racing. The MOOCA girls did though show their dominance in the OC1 race by filling the top 3 places with Linda winning and "Melarni" just edging out Jules for 2nd and 3rd respectively. Mac took out the Men's OC1 race with Dario, or was that Dare-io, in third. In the other OC6 races the Open Men held off a strong challenge from Freo and in the Mixed OC6 the MOCCAS #1 crew won comfortably with the #2 crew finishing well in 5th. Next regatta is our own in Mandurah on Sunday 14th March. Details to follow.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Canoe Blessing and The Busso Regatta

The Pai Nae'a

The Mandurah Outrigger Club members recently refurbished one of their old canoes and then held an Hawaiian blessing and naming ceremony before launching the canoe at sunset for it’s first paddle. The club decided to name the canoe after Mandurah’s famous dolphins which regularly play with the canoes during training in Comet Bay and have become the unofficial mascots of the club. This connection with the dolphins is also reflected in the clubs logo, so it was very was appropriate to name the refurbished canoe the ‘Pai Nae’a’, which is Hawaiian for ‘Surfing Dolphin.

The Pai Nae’a was put straight to the test two days later at the Busselton regatta and it must have been a good omen of how the day would go for the Mandurah club because as the canoes were being launched for the first race a dolphin was spotted cruising through the start line just off the beach. From there it was a clean sweep for Mandurah in every race, the Men’s 10km marathon, Women’s 7km marathon, the Mixed 5km marathon and 500m sprint. The club finished the day taking out the Champion Club points competition and winning “The Jetty” perpetual trophy. A camera was mounted on the Pai Nae’a for the Mixed Marathon and a short video of the race can be seen here.



It’s been an awesome start to the season for the Mandurah Outriggers, they are now undefeated in every race so far. They won both the Bridge to Bridge Race and the Bay to Beach marathons in Perth and dominated the 30km Dallyellup Challenge in Bunbury recently winning by over a kilometre. Their next challenge is the Cottesloe Outrigger Club’s regatta held on the Swan River on 13th February where they hope to continue their winning form.

MOCC paddler with their medals and "The Jetty" trophy.