CLBC paddlers make a splash at the State Sprints!

State Sprint Championships

15 and 16 February 2014


Champion Lakes Boating Club competitors wrapped up a full weekend of racing at the Flatwater Sprint Kayaking State Championships yesterday and with a slight tail wind created perfect conditions for personal bests!

Congratulations to all competitors;

Kathy Mallory, Jack Cappendell, Daniel Bowen, James Rutley, Ben Smith, Sam Mctigue, Jared Leach, Caleb Bushby, Gabby Bushby, Harriette Alexis and Emerson Alexis.


They all managed to post personal best times in at least one race and that is a fantastic effort!

Special mention to Jared Leach and Caleb Bushby for posting the EXACT same heat time of 47.94 in the k1 200 (and then Jared went on to miss the final!), Ben Smith for falling in the k11000 because of ‘paddle malfunction’ and Sam Mctigue for collecting a hoard of medals over the weekend in the tough under 18 category.