Results and Photos: Regional Waka Ama Sprint Champs 8-9 Dec 2012

Results and photos for the Regional Waka Ama Sprint Champs 8-9 Dec 2012 are now available.

Hoe Tonga would like to thank all volunteers that helped run the event. Conditions put a lot of pressure on all helpers involved. On Sunday, contrary to the weather forecast, the wind stayed strong, and a number of W1 events either had to be shortened to 250m or postponed (Intermediates). We ask for your understanding that some things did not run as smoothly as paddlers have to come to expect in the last couple of years.

A big thanks also to various sponsors and supporters, including but not limited to Fergs Kayaks for the finish line infrastructure and Steve Fox for his excellent photography.

Click on the below links to download the full results:

With regard to W1, where there are 5 or fewer quota places, the placings in the champ final determine the ranking. Where there are more than 5 quota places, placings in the plate final or times in the heats are used to determine additional rankings.

Where people withdrew or did not show, these will go on the waiting list if all quota places are filled. Where quota places are available, those on the waiting list will automatically fill any available spots.

If you (or the paddlers you manage) do not intend to race W1 at Nationals 2013 and you are on the quota, please let us know asap at hoetonga@gmail.com

And finally, here some great shots, a huge thanks to Steve Fox. All photos can be downloaded in full size but are for private use only. Copyrights apply. More photos will be loaded in the next few days, and added to the set below.

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=122138