We will have teams training throughout winter..some of our paddlers will be competing at the Vaka Eiva competition in the Cook Islands in November...cant wait!! Hopefully we can get a few more new paddlers and kids training throughout the cooler months too...something tells me this could be wishful thinking though...but if anyone out there is interested in trying our great sport of ours then contact us :)
NSW race season results for Maia OCC:
Nov 2012 Wollongong 5 islands regatta-Gold in Novice race
Jan 2013 Pasha Dasha Newcastle-Gold in open mixed 8km
Feb 2013 Port Hacking regatta-Gold in open mixed 8km/Silver in Novice 6km
March 2013 Cronulla regatta-Silver in open mixed 8km.
March 2013 NSW State Titles (run by Central Coast OCC)
-Gold in open mixed OC6 long course
-Gold in U19 womens OC1 short course
-Silver in Novice womens OC1 short course
-Gold in open womens OC1 short course
-Bronze in open mens OC1 long course
Not bad for a club thats only been paddling for a year and a half with second hand equipment fundraised mainly through Bunnings BBQs (thanks Bunnings!)
Thanks to Debbie and Kyeemagh RSL for their continued behind the scenes support. Thank you also to Stephen Dawes and NOCC for allowing us use of their waka at a couple of the regattas, Bailey for allowing us use of her lifejackets and OC1 during states and also Simone and the girls from Koa Kai for towing our canoe "Rebecca" to some races as well. All help has been greatly appreciated.
Also thank you to Alistair and PP electricians for sponsoring Cheyden (one of our junior paddlers) and Pania (one of our novice paddlers) in their crusade to achieve in their first NSW state titles race (and for Pania her first ever one man canoe race!) The support was greatly appreciated and the girls both medalled (Pania a Silver in the Novice OC1 short course and Cheyden a Gold in the U19 OC1 short course!) Thank you for the support.