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Club banks on experience to win regatta

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE Taf'aga Outrigger Canoe Club is banking on the experience gained from participating in the New Zealand Waka Ama National Sprints to do well in the opening local event on Saturday.

The 13-member team returned home from New Zealand on Tuesday and is looking forward to the Fiji Outrigger a V1 marathon regatta this weekend.

Team official Katerina Morris hailed the New Zealand tour a success.

The Taf'aga open men's team finished fourth in the 500 metres V6 race while the side managed the third place finish in the 1500m V6 event.

The women's team finished 8th in 500m V6 race and was later disqualified in the 1500m V6 because of strong winds which caused 15 disqualifications across the heats.

"Nevertheless, it was still a great experience for a young women's team featuring five paddlers under the age of twenty and one they will surely build on for the future," team official Morris said.

"The Taf'aga paddlers are looking forward to taking part in the first race in the Fiji Outrigger calendar which will be a V1 marathon regatta this Saturday in Suva."








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