Welly Paddlers is running the “Water Management” for the PGT.
We’ve had to make a call not to include W6 in this years event due to the extremely low tide we have for this years event, with so many big craft against smaller kayaks in the narrow channels on the out and back course, it simply won’t work as well as we’d like.
W1’s and W2’s will be catered for….and some clubs may be able to loan or hire W2 craft if they are not using them.
It may provide an opportunity for an experienced paddler to paddle with a novice paddlers around the 10 km course in a W2 ?
Next year the event will likely be on a full high tide and we’ll have full inclusion of the big W6 Waka or even W 12 and will also include a shorter across the harbour dash from Onepoto to Whitreia……..for novice paddlers or even those in for a quick sprint.
Thank you to everyone who’s expressed enthusiasm to enter a W6 this year……we’ll be much better positioned next year, to give everyone the course and experience they will appreciate and enjoy being a part of.
See you all at the Tai Tonga 41 Marathon in Evans Bay on April 26.