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Wake Up the Gorge – it's the Art of the Turn!

05 Mar 2017 10:00 PM | Victoria Mann (Administrator)
Wake Up the Gorge is an OC6 sprint race - and therein lies a hidden skill.

In longer races, the outrigger, depending on wind, tides and currents, is more or less moving forward 99% of the time.

A sprint race calls on another essential skill, the art of the turn. Sprint races are won or lost depending on how well the turn around the buoy is accomplished.

Sprints are spectator-friendly; watching the first boat to reach the buoy and execute the turn can be very exciting, as the trailing boat seems to catch up with the boat in the turn.

We've all seen a trailing boat execute a near perfect turn and wind up ahead of the leader.

It's great fun to participate and fun to watch. And there's food and prizes.

See you at the
Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club, 355 Gorge Rd W, Victoria, at 9 am, April 8 – OC6 and 9 am, April 9 – small boats and longer races.

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