Multiple medallists lead Geographe foray to Gold Coast
Geographe Outriggers sent a team of juniors to the Trans-Tasman Gubbi Gubbi Championships on the Sunshine Coast in Queens-land during the recent school holidays.
The club sent eight paddlers from the under-12s to under-19s categories to race in the juniors-only event.
The Australian and New Zealand outrigger sprint racing competition was held over three days and also included club representatives from the Cook Islands and Norfolk Island.
In the OC6/12 races Geographe’s juniors paddled for the Gold Coast club and in the V1/OC1 individual races, they represented themselves and Geographe Outriggers.
Overall, Geographe Outriggers won 14 medals.
Jesse Adams took home five medals in the under-16s — three gold and two bronze.
Kara Haynes took home four in the under-12s — three silver and one bronze, while Rhys Robinson was awarded two in the under-19s and three others won single medals.
Coach Laurie Haynes said the team performed very well at an international level and were great ambassadors for the outrigger club and for Busselton on and off the water.
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