The 2016/17 Sprint Season is underway with the first state regatta held on West Lakes today.
Conditions were kind with sunshine and a slight headwind and there was some great racing with close results.
The day started with a 2000m time trial, which was followed by 200m, 500m and 1000m races and a couple of K4 500m races with composite crews.
There was a very pleasing turn out with almost 50 competitors with many new faces competing in their first regatta.
A special mention must go to the canoeing girls. It was fantastic to see a couple of all women’s canoe races. The future’s bright for this new International discipline.