Waikato River Race - 2013
18 teams from as far afield as Rarangi (Blenheim), Fitzroy (New Plymouth) and Whangamata, together with Northern Region crews, faced a brisk head wind over the latter stages of the course with all crews finishing the gruelling race in under 3 and a half hours.
The winning team, Piha A Crew finished in 2 hours and 31 minutes. The youngest team, from Sunset Beach, came a close second in the U19 Mens category, a great effort and a sign of things to come.
Final placings are below.
Open Mens Surf Boat
First Piha A Crew Time: 2:31:41
Second Muriwai Mongols Time: 2:39:23
Open Womens Surf Boat
First Bethells Barracudas Time: 3:16:47
Second Piha Black Pearls Time: 3:31:02
Under 19 Mens Surf Boat
First Waihi Beach Under 19s Time: 2:46:25
Second Sunset Beach Under 19s Time: 3:00:08
Under 23 Womens Surf Boat
First Muriwai Muzzies Time: 3:01:02
Second Piha Coladas Time: 3:10:42
First Yep Yep Time: 3:04:42
Stand Up Paddleboard
First Marcus Hansen Time: 3:18:35
Second Anthony Willis Time: 4:00:51