Avoca Kayaking Club
Wildwater National Perth WA 2022
We are pleased to announce that the follow Avoca Kayaking Paddlers have made the Wildwater Australian Team 2022:
GP2 Penrith 2023
It was a hot and sunny GP2 held at Penrith Regatta Centre over the weekend with some good results recorded by our Senior Paddlers.
Riley Fitzsimmons led the charge coming 3rd in the Open K1 500m and 2nd in the K2. Fletcher Armstrong came 5th in both these events and then 6th in the 1000m K1. Bailey Connoly came 6th in the B final of the 1000mK1 and 2nd in the B final 200m in the K2 200 he raced home in 3rd spot. Great to see a full field of Para paddlers with Dylan Littlehales winning both the 200m races.
Meanwhile our Senior women paddled well with Ella Beere winning the K4 500m and placing 2nd in the K2. Jemma Smith won the B final in the K1 500 and was 5th in the K2. Natalia Drobot placed 2nd in the U18 500 K1 and 6th in the Opens. Penelope Strickland representing us with a PB in the C1 200 coming in second. Well done girls.
On to the U18’s with Huxley Luntungan racing home in the 500m K1 in 5th spot he finished 6th in the 1000m. William Watts in the same races came 8th and 5th respectively these two paired up to finish 2nd in the K2 500m and again 2nd in the K4 500m.
In the U18 girls Davara Marshall won the B final of the 500m K1 and came 5th in the K2 in the 1000m K1 she finished in 6th spot.
Our U16 boys paddled really well with Julian Glew finishing in 2nd spot in the 200 and 500 whilst in the 1000m he was 3rd, teaming up with Harrison Blake the boys raced to 2nd place in both 200 and 500K2. Harrison finished 6th,6th and 7th in the 200,500 and 1000m respectively.
Many thanks to Coach Scott Cunningham and to all the willing volunteers without whose help the regatta couldn’t have run.
The whole Avoca team now set their sights on WA for the Nationals to be held at the end of March.
Sprint Kayaking Nationals Perth WA 2023