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Gold Coast Cup Outrigger Race, 2010.

Posted on | April 15, 2010 | 1 Comment



Coolangatta Coast (Start)

Coolangatta Coast (Start)


This weekend I’ll be heading down to Queensland, Australia to take part in the Gold Coast Cup.  It’s a 43km paddling race in outrigger canoes.  The event begins down on the New South Wales border at Coolangatta and we paddle north up the coast finishing at Surfers Paradise. 

Our team has put in a lot of hard training over the last few months. We’ve endured cyclonic paddling conditions, scorching heat, tropical storms and freak waves.  We’ve dodged in and out around barges, container ships & ferries trying to cross the channel. There’s been sunburn, bruises, blisters, broken ribs, sore everything and many jelly fish stings. And now it’s time for the real fun to begin.

I have a few small personal goals I want to achieve:  I want to finish the race hard & strong, I want to make every change and I don’t want to get eaten by a shark.  That’s all.

Wish me luck!

43km paddle to Surfers Paradise

43km paddle to Surfers Paradise


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One Response to “Gold Coast Cup Outrigger Race, 2010.”

  1. doerte
    April 15th, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

    All the best for race! Come back healthy and strong. Looking forward to reading more about it after the weekend.

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