2018 Time Trial 2

2018 Time Trial 2

PB Winners from Round 2 – Bert and Rod

In the first round, the drama was provided by the weather gods with wind, waves, and tide conspiring to make life hard for competitors and officials alike. We could only hope that the sacrificial offering of Lis O’Farrell’s Apple Watch to the god of the river would appease the angry spirits of the water before round two.

The round one results were quite frankly all over the place with normally fast paddlers turning in slow times and some excellent results posted by middle of the pack paddlers. It all seemed to come down to how comfortable paddlers were when flat water was anything but. It was a good chance to see the benefits of some hours spent with the Dolls Point crowd, paddlers who’ve spent time out on the bay were less likely to be perturbed by the rough conditions.

But none of that explains why, on a day when the wind barely stirred and the sun was shining brightly, only 20 paddlers turned out for round two of the time trial?
As time keeper Kaye was quick to observe, more points for the rest of us…

Minor PB’s for the day go to Ian and Sue (putting in the miles), Janine (putting in the miles), Lachlan Stokes (improving quickly), Lis O’Farrell, (new boat), Dianne (paddles better without wind), and Mark Sundin (who admits it’s all because of the new boat).

Lis O’Farrell also posted a PB in her new Think Zen, triggering an avalanche of interest which will undoubtedly have non-paddling spouses across the Shire shaking their heads in dismay at the thought of “another boat”. Robin Bingle joined the queue of paddlers to race in Peter Faherty’s Fusion, clocking a very good time in the conditions. Perhaps there will be a discussion in the Bingle household too?

The best personal best goes, inexplicably, to the team of Bert and Rod who have made a habit of being unpredictable. In future races, the time keepers will being using a Ouija board and some chicken entrails to select their handicap, since past performance is clearly not indicative. In round 1 the combination of tough conditions and some swamping of the boat saw them drop several minutes off their handicap going into round two. Imagine our surprise when we realised that the first boat to emerge from under the bridge on the way to the island was Bert and Rod, leading Lis by quite a margin. Even more surprising when the timekeepers heard a loud bang at precisely the moment we would expect the dynamic duo to emerge from the slot.

Turning towards the source of the disturbance, we were treated to the sight of a K2, nose up out of the water, being rocked from side to side as the duo attempted to quickly dislodge it from the rock that was now holding it fast. You’ll all be familiar with the rock. It’s the one that Bert normally points out to new paddlers and visitors to the course.

Explaining the incident post-race, Bert admitted that despite have paddled past that rock “about 3000 times over the years” and knowing exactly where it was, today he just felt the need to cut the corner.

Post-race, he now feels the need to do some fiberglass repairs to the bow of their boat.

 

Next race is April 15th. John Denyer will be assisting Kaye with the timing. Kate and I are heading to Picnic Point to compete in the Great Toro Race on the Murray River, A TC2 race with a Le Mans start and about 50 paddlers in identical canoes.


Round 2 Junior Results

Round 9 Junior (1km) Results
Place Name Time PB Improvement
1 Lachlan (1K) 7:07.4 -
2 Amelia (1K) 10:49.8 -

Junior Series Results

Junior Series Points
Place Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Total Races
1 Lachlan (1K) 100 100 200 2
2 Amelia (1K) 98 99 197 2
3 Ashley (1K) 99 - 99 1
Junior Series Times
Name PB R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Amelia (1K) 10:26 10:26 10:49
Ashley (1K) 7:18 7:18
Lachlan (1K) 7:04 7:04 7:07

Open Results

Round 9 Open Results
Place Name Time PB Improvement
1 Bert Laurendet & Rod Berry 36:39 5:28
2 Lis O'Farrell 32:54 3:54
3 Janet Small 34:56 -
4 Robyn Bingle 31:11 -
5 Dianne Langan 39:56 1:18
6 Ian Purves 28:06 -
7 Peter Faherty & Gareth Stokes 24:38 -
8 Ian & Sue McGuinness 29:47 0:04
9 Robert Berinz 25:31 -
10 Mark Sundin 28:39 0:15
11 Janine Wassens 29:45 0:13
12 Kristy Benjamin 28:17 -
13 John Mollard & Greg Archibald 28:11 -
14 Lachlan Stokes 40:05 4:31

Open Series Results

Open Series Points
Place Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Total Races
1 Ian & Sue McGuinness 96 93 189 2
2 John Mollard & Greg Archibald 100 88 188 2
3 Lachlan Stokes 99 87 186 2
4 Lis O'Farrell 86 99 185 2
5 Janine Wassens 94 90 184 2
6 Mark Sundin 91 91 182 2
7 Dianne Langan 85 96 181 2
7 Bert Laurendet & Rod Berry 81 100 181 2
9 Ashley Dicker 98 - 98 1
9 Janet Small - 98 98 1
11 Robyn Bingle & Kristy Benjamin 97 - 97 1
11 Robyn Bingle - 97 97 1
13 Deb Buchan 95 - 95 1
13 Ian Purves - 95 95 1
15 Peter Faherty & Gareth Stokes - 94 94 1
16 John Denyer 93 - 93 1
17 Bruce Sherlock & Janet Small 92 - 92 1
17 Robert Berinz - 92 92 1
19 Andrew Giardini 90 - 90 1
20 Kate Dawson & Peter Faherty 89 - 89 1
20 Kristy Benjamin - 89 89 1
22 Jeff Buchan 88 - 88 1
23 Una Curley 87 - 87 1
24 Alistair Rowe 84 - 84 1
25 Darren Paillard 83 - 83 1
26 Kevin Nettle 82 - 82 1
27 Annette Mathews 80 - 80 1
Open Series Times
Name PB R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Alistair Rowe 39:07 39:07
Andrew Giardini 29:32 29:32
Annette Mathews 43:18 43:18
Ashley Dicker 45:42 45:42
Bert Laurendet & Rod Berry 36:39 42:08 36:39
Bruce Sherlock & Janet Small 28:53 28:53
Darren Paillard 31:51 31:51
Deb Buchan 32:09 32:09
Dianne Langan 39:56 41:14 39:56
Ian & Sue McGuinness 29:47 29:51 29:47
Ian Purves 28:06 28:06
Janet Small 34:56 34:56
Janine Wassens 29:45 29:58 29:45
Jeff Buchan 27:26 27:26
John Denyer 28:15 28:15
John Mollard & Greg Archibald 28:03 28:03 28:11
Kate Dawson & Peter Faherty 25:46 25:46
Kevin Nettle 38:17 38:17
Kristy Benjamin 28:17 28:17
Lachlan Stokes 40:05 44:36 40:05
Lis O'Farrell 32:54 36:49 32:54
Mark Sundin 28:39 28:54 28:39
Mick Rees 0:00 0:00
Peter Faherty & Gareth Stokes 24:38 24:38
Robert Berinz 25:31 25:31
Robyn Bingle 31:11 31:11
Robyn Bingle & Kristy Benjamin 27:01 27:01
Una Curley 41:35 41:35

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More Links

links to Webscorer.Com
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Novice series results [link]
Open series results [link]
Open series start list with handicaps [link]

2 Comments

  1. Hi Steve, I have to confess, I hit the rock deliberately because that boat is 25 years old and I desperately need to buy another one! (Don’t tell Kaye)

    I will ‘try’ and repair it, but alas, it might be too big a job.

  2. Steve, as usual, a great story
    We only JUST saw the ROCK because of the jet wash of the Hobbits as they flew past us on the corner

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