The QC Sprints Committee is pleased to announce the trial of two Half Day Regatta in 2016. Two events will be trialed, one in September and one in November. Both will be held at Lake Coomera.
The Half Day Regatta format will operate with each entrant racing 1 x 1000m and then a round robin of 500m and 200m. Each entrant will be able to enter a total of 5 races as everyone progresses to a final in the 500 and 200m. Competitors select which craft to race for each distance and nominate an approximate time so that they are seeded. Entries will be open to kayak, canoe, SUP, surf ski.
Each race will be competitive as it will be based on times submitted and will combine age/gender/boat type.
For competitors and spectators alike it should prove to be more fast-paced than an traditional sprint regatta. The QC Sprint Technical Committee would like to encourage all paddlers to come and try this format. For the experienced sprint paddlers it will provide a good opportunity to compete on the regatta course with the pressure of similar speed paddlers beside you that you might not otherwise get until the National Championships, while for those new to sprints or marathon paddlers who always wanted to try sprints, it is a good introduction to the discipline without having to compete in a State Championship level regatta.
Any questions, please contact Michelle Scoccimarro at QC.