2016 Canoe Showdown Race Results

The weather was fantastic for the annual Canoe Showdown Race in Warkworth on Saturday.

30 eager paddlers hit the water to compete in varying distances and for the first time this year we had a SUP division which was a great addition to the race format.

The main 20km race was a straight out race between Jordan McLarin and Andrew Mowlem but unfortunately Andrew swam when he reached for his drink tube and that just made it too easy for Jordan as it was and easy paddle to the finish line and another title under his belt.

The close race was in the Ocean ski race where Glen Gray and Sean Murphy were neck and neck until the last lap when Sean picked up the pace and only dropped Glen off his wash with 2km’s to go. Sean taking out the Ski division. Other notable performances were Simon McLarin taking out the K1 Masters and Alex Huffadine taking out the Women’s Ski.

This year’s King & Queen of Mahurangi being Jordan McLarin & Alex Huffadine.

Many thanks to our sponsors once again, Marine Fire Safety Services, Oceania Medical, ipaddle, Vaikobi, Sharkskin, Rhino, Canoe & Kayak (Manukau), Jantex and Land Transport & Marine. Without these sponsors we could not have run the race.

Also thanks to all the supporters and helpers on the day and again special thanks to Luke & Fraser from Marine Fire Safety Services who donated their time and also supplied and manned the second safety boat which was a great help on the day.

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Congratulations all and book the Canoe Showdown in for next year!
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