Outrigger club has big journey ahead

THE ROCKY Outrigger Canoe Club has crossed one finish line, but a much longer and tougher journey awaits them on the Gold Coast this weekend.

Fresh from round six of the Wai Pahi series at Tannum Sands at the weekend, the Rocky Outrigger Canoe Club will tackle the big swells in the Gold Coast Cup on Saturday.

A 34km race from Rainbow Bay to the Spit, Kathy Barsby, Leanne Francis, Kate Watson and Gladstone's Alison Green will team-up in the open women's OC2 changeover division.

Fellow Rockhampton outrigger's Simon Harris and Mick Barsby will also contest the open men's OC2 iron division.

At Tannum Sands, Rockhampton competitors enjoyed a successful final round outing ahead of this year's finals in Mackay on December 3.

Watson and Rachel Chadwick combined to win the open women's OC2 race, while Kathy Barsby took out the open women's OC1 title.

Meanwhile, 15 teams hit the water for the Rocky Outrigger Corporate Fun Day on the Fitzroy River on Sunday.

The annual event was won by the Glenmore Dragons, a group of teachers from Glenmore High School. The Lairs (Brothers Rugby League) and Wagons (Queensland Rail) finished second and third.



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