Outstanding efforts by Canoe Point Outriggers.
Outstanding efforts by Canoe Point Outriggers. Contributed GLA061118OUTRIGGERS

Canoe Point Outriggers just getting it done in championships

OUTRIGGING: Athletes from the Canoe Point Outriggers starred at a recent championships.

And for some, they will aim to compete at the 2nd World Marathon Championships in Mooloolaba next year.

Outstanding efforts by Canoe Point Outriggers.
Outstanding efforts by Canoe Point Outriggers. Contributed GLA061118OUTRIGGERS

Of those is Joshua Hurst who took home medals from the Australian Junior National Marathon Titles in under-19 and U16 levels.

He was first in the V1 U16 category in which he also won a free ticket to New Zealand to compete in their AITO race in 2019.

He also won gold in the OC2 U16 class and was fourth and fifth respectively in both the OC6 and OC1 categories.

Josh also shone in the U19 age bracket with a silver in the OC6 and bronze in OC2 outrigger craft classes.

He also claimed medals in the U19 team events - V12 (gold), silver in the OC6 Mixed Turns, gold medals in the OC6 Mixed Straights, OC6 Men Straight and OC6 Men Turns respectively

Aside from Josh, others did the club proud in the Gubbi Gubbi a TransTasman Waka Ama Championships also in Mooloolaba.

The club's youngest member, Ben Lowry 9, was in a Minnows crew and came home with bronze medals in the V12 race and 6 Turns classes.

Outstanding efforts by Canoe Point Outriggers.
Outstanding efforts by Canoe Point Outriggers. Contributed GLA061118OUTRIGGERS

"This was fantastic for such young paddlers to get on the water, in not the best of weather conditions. They are our futures of paddling," coach Colin Hurst said.

"One of your newest members is Flynn Wiig in U12 and he made the V1 (rudderless) semi-finals.

"Outstanding was his fourth place out of 31 paddlers in the OC1 final and was just pipped to the post.

"Awesome race to watch. Watch out for this paddler in years to come."

U16 paddler Jasmine Marshall won gold in the U19 V12 Race and just missed out on the U16 OC1 finals.

"This young lady has the tenacity to steer for the seniors and make them work very hard for a younger years," Hurst said.

Hayden Bright won silver in the U16 V12 class, gold in both OC6 Mixed Team Turns and OC6 Mixed Team Straights.

He also paddled with a U16 All-Men's crew with bronze in OC6 Turns and OC6 Straights.



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