Thursday, May 11, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Successful Outrigger Weekend

Outrigger Whitsunday had a very successful three days of competition at CapRoc 2023 hosted by Capricorn Coast and Rocky Outrigger Canoe Clubs over the May Day long weekend held at Emu Park.

The clubs’ very experienced crew paddled strong in Saturdays’ 11.5km short course event to finish 1st in the master mixed division, 3rd over the line.

Sunday morning turned on some incredible weather for the start of the 45km change over event around Great Keppel Island. This water change race sees those paddlers leaving the canoe jump out of the canoe on the right side while the crews steerer manoeuvres to pick up the replacement paddlers.  The 10-person crew were joined by seasoned paddlers from Port Douglas. The team placed 2nd in the Open Mixed category.

Monday’s 18km OC1 down winder from Emu Park to Farnborough Beach saw Maree Mullett place 2nd, Stephen Lynes 2nd and Kim and Tim Dodds 1st place OC2 in their respective divisions.

Contributed with thanks to Michelle Lynes

Outrigger Whitsunday 45km water changeover team

Stephen, Tim and Kim

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