Race Report: VLC Chilli Bite SHORT Winter Race

14 June 2014

The 18km race finishers missed the cool breeze that brought up another cold front to the Highveld, while enjoying their 2 – 3 hour paddle!  A number of novices enjoyed earning their points for A grade status and their winners also enjoyed the Spar gift vouchers while lucky draw prizes were also provided courtesy of Alclad, Ola Ice Cream, Austrian Baking and Brew and Braai!

Ryan Simonato (JCC) certainly no novice, partnered with Louise Pieterse to win the K1 race as she needs the points for Fish (JCC) while Michael Merry and Craig Johnston (DABS/ERK)   were second finishers and first Masters!  The Dabs K3 with Charles Murray, Schalk Mouton and Gillian Jones were 3rd finishers, first mixed boat and first Veterans in 1:43.

The first K1 finisher was Saal de Jager, a Grand Master, training for the Berg who should have done the longer race but was happy with a K1 win (LIK) in 1:48, while Adriaan van Wyk was 2nd finisher (SAS) and first Sub Vets were Liam Whitlow and Ryan Coutts in 1:59 while the 3rd K1 finisher was Vaughn Steven (FLO) in 2:03.

Minnie Kretzschmar (FLO) was the only lady K1 at the race finishing as 4th K1 in 2:05 as first SGM and Riyaz Sader was the only Sub Master to finish in 2:57!

Well done to VLC for providing the needs of the novices and those needing experience as well as points and training!

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Jennie Dallas