Well, we drew the short-straw with the weather, but that did not deter 31 intrepid competitors in last Saturday’s Semaphore Gold. Incorporating a testing board paddle into a howling south-westerly, all the crew gritted their teeth and got on with it. It was a great testament to fortitude of the Semaphore gang. The honours in the seniors went to Tyler and Tegan Richards, with Emerson Simone and Lilija Zampatti runners-up, and in the juniors, first place went to Jack Travers and Eliza Zampatti, with Finnian Sandercock and Oliver Charleson runners-up.
A huge thank you to all the parents and other volunteers who assisted with the event, including the crews in the IRB (Shaun and Nellie) and on the jet skis (Wanga and Kate), with Isaac and Drewie roving in the ATV. This combination of water cover worked extremely well in the rather average weather conditions.
For reference, the courses were:
Juniors (u11-13): 1 km run, 1 km board, 600 m run and 600 m swim Seniors: 2 km run, 2 km board, 800 m run, ~ 800 m swim
Well done to all.
Brenton and Biggsy