Outriggers collect bronze at Hamilton Island



CANOE Point Outriggers Chris Grant and Bill Jarvis were in hot form at this week's Hamilton Island Cup, earning bronze medals for their efforts.

The two showed good individual form, but it was as members of the Team Xylo OC6 crew that they starred. Teaming up with rowers from Mackay, Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton, Grant and Jarvis finished third in the masters men's event, completing the 42km around the island event in a time of 3hr29min7sec.

Heading the fleet home was the Mooloolaba 1 crew, including sibling stars Grant and Martin Kenny and Dean and Darren Mercer, who finished in 3:09.19 with Port Hacking second in 3:14.17.

Grant also finished fourth in the senior masters men's OC1 individual 16km event, completing the row in 1:34.10 while Jarvis was ninth in masters competition with 1:33.25.

Other Canoe Point paddlers in action in the three-day carnival which finished on Monday were Grant Olds and Rachel Nicholson whose Far North Queensland masters women's outfit which finished fourth in the 42km event.



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