Lights at night

 

A reminder for the clubs please; the skipper of a vessel travelling down Evans Bay at night came close to running down a waka ama because they couldn’t see them

I don’t have the exactly details, but thought it is probably timely to remind clubs that they need to have a clearly visible all-round white light if they are on the water either early morning or in the evening.

Thanks

Grant

Grant Nalder | Harbour Ranger, Harbours

GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL

Results for Race 3, Hoe Tonga W6 PADDLA Series 2016

What a great finish to the Series, with 20 teams in attendance. Te Ringa Miti Tai Heke Waka Ama Club hosted this event, and did a fantastic job.

Weather conditions were excellent, albeit with strong winds. The river provided an excellent race venue, with some challenges for steerers to find a good line to avoid the wind and current.

A big thank you to our sponsors of various spot prizes for the Series: The Sprig&Fern Tavern in Petone, Takeaway@Churton, and Tai Paddles. Spot prizes included two new paddles!

Two trophies were given out:

  • Hikoikoi L Plates won the Series in the Novice/Junior category, with 34 points.
  • Hikoikoi Open Men won the Series in the Senior category, with 22 points.

These trophies will be up for grabs again next year.

Click here to download the results for Race 3 of the series.

Photos and videos are available on Hoe Tonga’s Facebook page.

Racing can be replayed:

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Race 3 of W6 PADDLA Series on 3 September

A reminder that entries close on 30 August, don’t miss out. You have to be at the race in order to win spot prizes, thanks to our sponsors as shown below. A prize giving will take place after racing is finished, and the series winners will receive trophies.

Racing can be viewed live:

Click here to download the panui for Race 3 of the series.

For more detail on the series, and to see who has entered, click here.

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Live racing: Race 2 of the W6 PADDLA Series (Dolly Varden Beach)

Watch the racing live:

The weather forecast is for rather chilly Southerly, so make sure you bring warm clothing. Canoes should also be fitted with skirts.

As canoes will be equipped with trackers, please ensure that they are returned to registration before your team leaves the race venue.

To view additional information, including finding out who has entered, please go to https://hoetonga.co.nz/2016/04/24/hoe-tonga-w6-paddla-series-2016/.

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Results for Ice Water Paddler Series Race 3

It was a beautiful sunny day, albeit with a biting Southwesterly. Numbers were a bit down, but a few hardy souls battled it out anyway.

Here the results for Race 3:

Overall Name Time Craft W1 Men W1 Wo SS/SK
1 Jörn Scherzer 0:49:51 W1 1
2 Lawrence Hynes 0:50:04 W1 2
3 Karl Timu 0:51:26 SS 1
4 Rueben Hill 0:52:31 SS 2
5 Barton Fletcher 0:52:35 SS 3
6 Bowen Cook 1:06:45 W1 3
7 Mahinaarangi Rikihana 1:08:47 W1 1
8 Fern Thompson 1:11:18 W1 2
9 Izzy Bruce 1:12:48 W1 3
10 Willie Johnstone Coaching W1

Don’t forget to get your entries in for Race 2 of the Hoe Tonga W6 PADDLA Series this Sunday, also at Dolly Varden Beach.

Several ama stolen or vandalised

Several ama have been stolen or vandalised at Mana Pasifika OCC based at Ngati Toa Domain.

Anita Taggart’s ama was blue and was from a surfrigger. Dennis Ngatai had a yellow click-in ama, also for a surfrigger, Piki Emery had a white ama for a Tomahawk.

If you find these, or someone is trying to sell these to you, please contact Hoe Tonga or the owners.

Sunday, 31 July: Race 3 of Ice Water Series

This race will be at Dolly Varden Beach (next to Paremata Bridge in Mana/Porirua). The forecast is for a strong Westerly.

The course may involve going to Onepoto and back (to get shelter from the wind), and on to Brown’s Bay and back.

When you arrive, please come to registration (ask for Joern or Tanya).

Want to know more about the Series? Go to http://www.hoetonga.co.nz/?p=5207

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Race 2 of the Hoe Tonga W6 PADDLA Series on Sunday 7 August

Race 2 will be on Sunday, 7 August (previously Saturday, 6 August).

Click here to download the event panui for Race 2.

NOTE:

  • Clubs will be invoiced. PLEASE DO NOT BRING CASH. Pay your club instead, the club will then pay on one invoice.
  • Please be on site in time for the canoe safety check and race briefing. Your canoe must be safety checked, and your steerer or team captain must attend the race briefing. If you are late, no racing for you. So if you are paddling a canoe over in the morning, leave in time.
  • Make sure your team’s roster is complete, otherwise those paddlers will miss out on spot prizes, including a brand new Tai paddle.
  • Safety check form (check out what safety equipment your team will need)
  • Waiver (each paddler within a team must sign)
  • For information on the series, go to https://hoetonga.co.nz/2016/04/24/hoe-tonga-w6-paddla-series-2016/

ENTRIES CLOSE  3 AUGUST

ROSTER CLOSES  5 AUGUST