LAST RACE OF THE SEASON
It’s been an action-packed season and many of us have finished our goal races, while others are still in training for longer distances in the next few months. But now it’s time to hit out for the last club race of the season. Whether to burn off some Easter guilt, a training session for races to come, or to see what is left after a huge season, there will be diverse motivation for racers on Sunday.
The mornings are getting crisp but at least it will be light. The sea temperature is still around 23 degrees, so it will be warmer in the water than out. At this point, the forecast for Sunday is a minimum of 14 degrees and maximum of 24 with a possible shower. But as we know, this could totally change between now & Sunday. So be prepared for anything! We can, however, rely on the tide, which will be nice and high at 6:34am on Sunday. Plenty of water in which to get lost (not mentioning any names…you know who you are).
Of particular note this season is that there has been no need to drum up extra volunteers for duty. Everyone has pulled their weight and each race has had a full complement of members on duty. Well done to each and every member. Participation and club spirit has been incredible this season and it has been a privilege to witness CHTC going from strength to strength.
So good luck to everyone racing on Sunday. Give it all you’ve got for one more race.
Sundays Race Report
The second last club race for the year, for reigning country champions – Coffs Harbour (yay go Team!), saw yet again glorious weather conditions. Blue skies with a slight breeze & a gentle current in the Jetty made for perfect conditions for almost all racers.
The end of the season appears to be creeping up on a lot of people with a reduced number starting out this morning. At least you won’t get hit in the head whilst swimming everyone thought…WRONG! By now we all know the course so won’t get lost everyone thought…WRONG! By now we have all our race gear sorted for each leg of the course we thought….WRONG!
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS VICTORY!!
From the President Michael “Mick” Dougherty
Thanks so much to all those who competed, supported and volunteered on the weekend at the NSW Club Champs at Forster. It was a great weekend. We achieved record participation and a club personal best of 2nd overall as well as winning back the Country Championship title.
While we may reflect on a few “what ifs” being only three points from winning the state title, we can be confident that we can compete and beat the Sydney clubs. Perhaps more importantly from the committee’s point of view, it is extremely satisfying to see the spirit of support and friendship that exists in our club.
My most vivid memory of the weekend was at the front of the stage with the Warringah president waiting to hear the final winner, I looked over and saw every member on their feet cheering and yelling support, a truly proud and humbling experience.
BRING ON 2015!!!
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