The Pacific Dragons regatta was successfully held yesterday, 22 October 2017.
The day was of three firsts:
- The new Lo'kahi OC1 series. 47 paddlers took part in the racing, with 40 tacking the standard course, and 7 tried the ultra-short 4km course. It was great to see so many crafts on the water (OC1, OC2 and V1), hopefully even more people will race as the series continues through the season! This was the initiative of Wes Byrnes, who put in a lot of effort to create the series.
- The utlra-short course for OC6. This should provide more flexibility and variety for clubs.
- GPS tracking for race crafts: As racing paddlers found out yesterday, NSW Zone fitted race crafts with GPS trackers. At the moment, they're in a testing phase - we'll use them for assisting with safety, and also for spectator viewing.
Other than that, it was yet another well-organised regatta by the Pacific Dragons! The AOCRA NSW Zone committee would like to thank their organising team for their hard work. The day went smoothly, and it was great to see the OC community come out in force and enjoy a day of racing.
Photos will be made available by the Pacific Dragons shortly, and a selection will be displayed on our Facebook page.
The next regatta on our Zone calendar is the Northern Beaches regatta, at Station Beach near Palm Beach. The race invite and information will be released shortly. See you there!