Congratulations to all paddlers from Hoe Tonga who battled blustery conditions at our last W6 Regional Sprints (II) before Nationals 2010, particularly the intermediate boys and girls who perhaps had the worst conditions, you were awesome!
Volunteers – the organising committee can not thank you enough over the last 3 regattas the support has been fantastic! Just to mention a few who have been able to mentor and support the growing number of new volunteers within the region:
Support Boat Crew – John Hodges, Dennis Ngatai, Dave Ryde, Brendon Comerford and Laurence from Nga Waka
Registration: Katie Townsend, Raukawa Comerford and Mere Elkington
Loading Bay: Averalle and Keith Paenga, Karmen Wallace, Charmaine Matiaha, Chris Fox and Daniel Albert (fantastic commentary)
Finish Line: Marinna Millanta-Lowrey
A big thanks to the sub-committees who have taken on board the task of organising each event which each year gets larger in numbers and provides some exciting paddling : Joern Scherzer, Chris Fox, Katie Townsend, Raukawa Comerford and Mere Elkington.
On behalf of Hoe Tonga keep safe over the break and enjoy time on the water, we will see you all at Nationals, January 2010!