Results and photos for LDN 2012

Fantastic conditions and some tight racing made it an exciting LDN 2012. Only 5 seconds separated the 1st and 2nd place in the W6 Men race. The women had to battle some challenging conditions on Saturday, with a couple of capsizes as well.

In the W1 race on Sunday, the last 500m coming up the channel proved decisive in a number of cases depending on what paddlers took, due to the strong outgoing tide.

Hoe Tonga and Waka Ama NZ would like to thank all paddlers, volunteers, supporters and sponsors who made the LDN 2012 a great success. A special thanks to Chris Fox who led the organisation of the event for Hoe Tonga.

Click here to download the race results.

While we have your attention, Hoe Tonga and Waka Ama NZ are keen to hear your feedback about this event. Click here to fill in a short survey (now closed). If you have any other feedback, please contact us at hoetonga@gmail.com.

We would love to welcome you all again at any of our upcoming events, for details please go to http://www.wakaama.co.nz or www.hoetonga.co.nz.

Photography thanks to Michael Martin. Please note that photos are for personal and non-profit use only (copyright applies). (You can also download the full size quality photos.) There are some more photos to come from the prize giving and the races on Sunday, keep an eye out over the next three weeks.

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