2019 Flatwater School Champs Wrap up

The Schools Flatwater Championships were held on Saturday 19th October 2019 at  Coomera Lakes Regatta Centre .

It was the first time we combined both Marathon and Sprint disciplines. This format created a full day of racing for paddlers and a fun atmosphere for spectators.

We had 120 competitors from many schools in South-East QLD and Northern NSW and would like to thank all the schools for supporting this event.

I have split the winners into three different categories – marathon, sprint and overall winner in the information below.

Marathon:
1. Palm Beach Currumbin – 36 points
2. Pacific Lutheran – 27.5 points
3. Elanora State – 9.5 points
4. Lourdes Hill – 9 points
5. Miami High – 6.5 points
6. Indooroopilly State – 6 points
6. Broadbeach State – 6 points
8. Robina State – 4.5 points
9. St Stephen’s College – 3.5 points
10. Maclean High – 3 points

Sprint:
1. Pacific Lutheran – 78.5 points
2. Palm Beach Currumbin – 75 points
3. Elanora State High – 39.5 points
4. St Stephen’s College – 30 points
5. Lourdes Hill – 22 points
6. Indooroopilly State – 12 points
7. Miami High – 11 points
8. Robina State High – 10 points
9. Broadbeach State High – 6 points
9. Maclean High – 6 points

Overall:
1. Palm Beach Currumbin – 111 points
2. Pacific Lutheran – 106 points
3. Elanora State High – 49 points
4. Lourdes Hill – 33.5 points
5. Miami High – 31 points
6. Indooroopilly State High – 18 points
7. Broadbeach State High – 17.5 points
8. Robina State High – 14.5 points
9. St Stephen’s College – 12 points
10. Maclean High – 9 points

Congratulations to Palm Beach Currumbin for winning the most overall points for the day and to all schools who participated.

I would like to thank all of the volunteers for their work behind the scenes which made this such a successful day. Special thanks to Julie Frost for collating all the data into the computer so we could use Webscorer. Alicen Warriner, Cath Parker, Lee-Mary Hosking and Shelley for assisting with various administrative tasks. Ian Frost, Donna Wilson, Janelle Power, Paraka Mitchell, and Brenda Hurley for boat marshalling, timing and starting duties. Ian Swane, Peter Lund, Steve Richardson and parents from Pacific Lutheran and Lourdes Hill College for providing safety on the water. Also Guy Power (Paddle Australia pathways coach) for presenting all the medals on the day.

And lastly would like to give our appreciation to the Currumbin Valley Paddlers crew from Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club for providing the BBQ.

Thanks to everyone for making this a spectacular day. It was great to see our junior paddlers our on the water as they are the future of our sport .

See all the individual results and times here.

Thanking you Chris Hurley
Chair Marathon Committee
Board Member Paddle Queensland