Varsity Claims Trophy at Presentation Night

Ian Frost accepting 2016 Northern Marathon Series club champion trophy

The last race of the VAJDA 2016 Northern Marathon Series, the Currumbin Capers, was held on Saturday 17 September. Thanks to all the crew at Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club. The organization was good and many of us viewed there soon to be finished club shed.

The presentation night was held that evening in the Currumbin Tavern It was a fun affair. Everyone enjoyed the great Mexican menu. John Donkersloot donned a Native American headdress and entertained us with his “important announcement”, which turned out to be some well told jokes. Gary Davie won the raffle prize which was a paddle presented by Mick Herden of Australian Paddle Headquarters of Currumbin.

After individual certificates and medals the all-important announcement was made, Varsity Lakes Club beat their perpetual rivals, Currumbin, by a small margin to take the club championship. This award has sea sawed back and forth between these 2 clubs for years. (See table below for final club points score tally)

We all look forward to another racing season next year

Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club 1039
Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club 1034.5
Sandgate Canoe Club 437.5
Brisbane Canoeing 335
Far North Coast Canoe Club 215.5
Breakfast Creek Paddlers 213.5
Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club 169.5
Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club 157.5
Bonville Creek Kayak Club 153
Greater Logan Canoe Club 103.5
Byron Bay 99.5
Indooroopilly Canoe Club 99
North West Canoe Club 83.5
West End Canoe Club 68.5
Big River/Great Lakes Canoe Club 62.5
Kawana Waters 60.5
Pacifica 33
Just Paddlers 29.5
Qld Just Paddlers 18.5
Brisbane River Dragonboat Club 13
Coffs Outriggers 12.5
Newport Waters Canoe Club 11
Karana Downs 11
Springfield Canoe Club 7.5
Kawaihae Outrigger Club 6.5
Qld Seakayak Club 6
UQ 6
Brisbane SUP club 5.5

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