Avon Descent Success for Champion Lakes Boating Club Members
Dave Boldy, Taitiarna Brown and Rowan Berger, CLBC members joined with Ross Lambert to tackle the 2010 Avon Descent.
It turned out to be more about running and dragging rather than paddling at this years event as the water levels were at an all time low. It was very disappointing for Taiti and Rowan who were competing in their first Avon and looking forward to the thrills of tackling whitewater for the first time but nevertheless it was still a thrill for them to work in a team with two experienced Avon campaigners and share the thrills of participating and finishing such a great event! Over 500 paddling craft started the event with less than half completing the course so this was a fantastic effort by our members.
Another CLBC member Lindsay Wiland also competed in a team of four, finishing in 3rd place in the Open Teams of Four category in a time of 14 hours 5 minutes