Turbos want to add another title
By CRAIG ROSScraigr@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
WINNING a national and state title has not abated the Tannum Turbos under-21 surf boat crew's hunger for success, with another title in their sights at Coolum Beach today.
The Turbos have one hand on the Queensland Cup title, leading the series going into today's final but with double points on offer, must again be at their best to head off arch-rivals Maroochydore.
If they can maintain the form which brought them success at last month's Australian Open Surf Boat Championships and last weekend's Queensland Championships, the Turbos look certain to add more silverware to their collection.
However, coach/sweep Tony Davis said the crew had to remain focused and would not be taking anything for granted.
'This weekend is worth double points so if we do get bumped off by Maroochydore we'll be tied for the premiership and it will be probably come down to a rowoff,' Davis said.
'We don't want that, having to do the extra row, but if we do we're going to give it everything we've got.'
Davis said his crew ? Shannon Chynoweth, Jason Bedford, Joel Sherwood and Matt Bellert ? had remained focused on their goals despite their recent run of victories.
'They're looking at the big picture which is to win this weekend and at the Aussies (Australian Championships) two weekends later. We'll use this weekend as a stepping stone to the Aussies in two weeks' time.'
Davis said the crew would return tonight before beginning an intensive week of training tomorrow.
The crew will then taper for a week leading into the Australian Championships to be staged at Kurrawa on the Gold Coast from March 28 to April 2.
Davis' reserve grade crew of Regen Dunn, Brett Rowe, Paul Kelly and Murray Stacey were keen to put a disappointing Queensland Championships campaign behind them with a strong performance at Coolum today.