Tannum outriggers participate in national competitions
THE Canoe Point Outriggers Club recently travelled to Mooloolaba for two national title competitions, and as well as some great achievements they also had plenty of fun.
Under 16s outrigger Erin Hurst finished the 6km single boat race at Mooloolaba Beach which was a great achievement, and to win the race was even more of an accolade.
She and the under-14s, 16s and senior teams from Canoe Point Outriggers travelled to Mooloolaba for the V1 race and the National Marathon on May 15.
The two national titles are coveted and the club was proud of all its competitors.
Erin competed in the one-man boat race and with five of the other Canoe Point outriggers in the under-16s event.
"It was a really fun race, there were so many waves," she said.
"In the morning I had to keep my head in the game and try not to put too much pressure on myself."
The under-14s participated in a race too, which Lucy Saunders had been looking forward to.
She has been outrigging with the club since September last year.
She joined to spend more time with her friends.
"It was a really good competition."
Canoe Point Outriggers senior coach Andrew Philp said they had two senior teams in the national marathon 10km event.
There were 58 canoes in the competition.
"There were a lot of boats out on the water so we tried our best not to collide with each other," he said.
"Just going to compete without tipping out is an accomplishment."