W1 Harbour Series (III), 4 July, results and current standings

This region rocks! A total of 20 paddlers battled it out today, with 16 OC1 on the start line. The main price and the spot prices to be handed out in September must have some pulling power. Or maybe it was the first glimpse of summer that offered some relief from the night/rain/ice/gale sessions.

The distance was 9.7km (Mana to the point and back to Mana).

Below the results. Many thanks to Tanya for time keeping. If the age group or something else is incorrect please let Joern know at joern.scherzer@gmail.com so that the results can be amended.

A slight change has been made to the points system to make it fairer. Currently, a SNR Master winning her division cannot gain 2 points if there are only two SNR Masters competing, yet she may be faster than another Open and/or Master paddler. For example, looking at the below results, Anita could not get 2 points even though she bet a Master W, Open W and two male Master paddlers. Therefore, those winning in an age group division, i.e. not Open, can now also gain 2 points if that age group paddler is faster than at least two others in either that same division or others in a lower/higher age group. For women there is a special add-on. If they beat a male paddler in the same or lower/higher division, they also gain 2 points. This change takes effect retrospectively, i.e. the points handed out for previous races have been adjusted.

OC1

1. Grant Barribal (Master) 54:00, 2 points (as at least three in same/lower division)

2. Jörn Scherzer (Open) 54:11, 2 points (as at least three in division)

3. Paddy Rimene (Open) 58:26, 1 point

4. Piki Emery (SNR Master) 1:00:08, 2 points (as at least three in same/lower division)

5. Royce Gray (SNR Master) 1:01:42, 1 point

6. Ricky (Open) 1:02:55, 1 point

7. Dave Ryde (Master) 1:03:02, 1 point

8. Bjorn Agnew (Open) 1:03:52, 1 point

9. Ray (Open) 1:04:38, 1 point

10. Anita Taggart (SNR Master W) 1:04:51, 2 points (as at least three in same/lower division)

11. Willie Kappely (Master) 1:06:07, 1 point

12. Selena Katene (Master) 1:11:36, 2 points (as at least three in same/lower division)

13. Doug (Master) 1:11:53, 1 point

14. Kemara (JNR16 M) 1:13:40, 1 point

15. Kris Dahl (Master W) DNF, 1 point

16. Pania (Open W) DNF, 1 point

OC2

1. Fahina & Turi Jnr Tulepu 1:03:12, 1 point each

Surfski

1. Tyler (Open) 49:29, 1 point (time credit of 5 min as went past the official turnaround point)

2. Turi (Open) 53:18, 1 point (time credit of 5 min as went past the official turnaround point)

Current point standings

Name Age group Series I Series II Series III Total
Piki Emery SNR Master M 2 2 2 6
Grant Barribal Master M 0 2 2 4
Jörn Scherzer Open M 1 1 2 4
Anita Taggart SNR Master W 0 2 2 4
Willie Kappely Master M 1 1 1 3
Royce Gray SNR Master M 1 1 1 3
Kemara JNR 16 M 1 0 1 2
Ray Open M 0 1 1 2
Tyler Open M Surfski 0 1 1 2
Mereana Hodges Master W 0 2 0 2
Selena Katene Master W 0 0 2 2
James Sadler Master M 0 1 0 1
Tina Master W 0 1 0 1
Taawhana Chadwick Open M 0 1 0 1
Mike Open M Surfski 0 1 0 1
Nicky Open W Surfski 0 1 0 1
Chris Fox SNR Master W 0 1 0 1
Paddy Rimene Open M 0 0 1 1
Ricky Open M 0 0 1 1
Dave Ryde Master M 0 0 1 1
Bjorn Agnew Open M 0 0 1 1
Doug Master M 0 0 1 1
Kris Dahl Master W 0 0 1 1
Pania Open W 0 0 1 1
Turi 1 Open M Surfski 0 0 1 1
Turi Jnr Tulepu
JNR 16 M 0 0 1 1
Fahina Tulepu Open M 0 0 1 1

FYI, points to give away:

  • 1 point for attendance
  • 1 point for a win (if at least 3 paddlers in same or lower/higher division)

Reminder: The next race is on 25 July. Watch out for the race notice on the Friday before on www.hoetonga.co.nz. Location will depend on the weather forecast provided by www.weather.co.nz on that Friday. In calm or southerly conditions it will be in Mana, in northerly conditions it will be in Petone.

ENDS