Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Big Weekend of Paddling

What a huge weekend of paddle wetting action for the MOCAS!! We were in the ocean, across the estuary and up the creek!

The OC MOCAs headed down to Bunbury for the West Coast regatta on Saturday and though only limited to 4 men and 3 women still finished 1st in the Mixed Marathon and 2nd in Mens Marathon with Gayle and Helen in the crew, don't mess with the MOCA chicks!!! We even scored a 3rd over the line and 2nd in our division for the OC2 novice relay. A great day by everyone, with the highlight of Dario letting some enthusiastic supporters that he thought their cheering was too loud as we started a race... classic!

On Sunday was the Mandurah Island Challenge and Pinjarra to Ravenswood Marathon both seeing the yellow jersey doing well. In the Mandurah Island Challenge Adam apparently set such a blistering pace that he was finished, packed up and driving away before anyone knew! The commentator on the mic had just said "and here comes the first paddler under the bridge now ..." when somebody pointed out that that's the first paddler driving over the bridge with his ski on the roof heading off to do the Pinjarra Marathon!

Mark battled it out with Adam in the meandering backwater of the Murray River (I'm told if you listen carefully you can hear the banjos) in the Pinjarra marathon and managed to pull away and win his division as well, apart from the fact that Adam had just done a 15km marathon and wins a win right Mark! ;-)

Well done all the MOCAS who paddled on the weekend, go you good yellow things. The OCs only have 2 more regattas left in the season and are siting on top of the leader board and for the double ended blades thoughts are turning Avon.

Keep up the good work gang... go the MOCAS

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