King of the Coast - (Australia) – Rambo’s Video

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Clint Robinson on his way to claim the Queensland Title Clint Robinson on his way to claim the Queensland Title Credits: Rambo

What do get when you take Clint Robinson, Jeremy Cotter, David Rhodes, Ben Allen, Bruce Taylor and host of other outstanding Aussie paddlers, mix them with a 15kt breeze and add some bumps?  Classic, cracking surfski racing.

Bump & Grind

Rambo’s video is great – watch out for the top guys rounding the windward mark: Cotter got round first but the others were close behind.  Clint Robinson doesn’t look as though he’s even trying, as he strokes past with a slow, powerful cadence.

The next clip shows what happens when someone gets too close to your tail – in a hysterical sequence the poor paddler in front tries to turn but goes the opposite way as his tail is pushed around…  Plenty of choice words there I suspect…

KOTC Start

Point Arkwright

KOTC start

Heading upwind to the turn buoy

Downwind – you beauty…

Rambo then goes on to treat us to some sequences of Robinson, Allen, Cotter, Taylor et al making the most of the runs – the camera always flattens the sea out, but you can see that the conditions were superb.

Robinson’s inside line paid off and he arrived at the river mouth at Mooloolaba some 150m ahead of Cotter and Rhodes who diced the 2km to the finish, Cotter sprinting ahead of his rival to take second place.

David Rhodes

Ben Allen

Cory Hill

 

The Video

Salute from the organisers…

“We wish to thank all the talented paddlers and the army of awesome volunteers. Today saw 220 paddlers take to the water for a Point Arkwright to Mooloolaba challenging 17.5km race. Clint Robinson took the 2011 KOTC title and 1st open Mens Qld State Champion, 2nd Jeremy Cotter and 3rd David Rhodes, the field was hot and the racing even hotter. With over $10,000 raised for the Sunshine Coast Children's Therapy Centre we salute you all.”

…and onto Hong Kong

Cotter, Rhodes and Allen are all set to fly out to take part in the Dragon Run in Hong Kong on 19 November to take on the likes of the Mocke brothers, Hank McGregor, Sean Rice and Tom Schilperoort in what’s undoubtedly going to be one of the toughest, most competitive internationals this season…  Can’t wait.

King of the Coast

Ski Results

(Full results at: www.scctc.org.au)

Overall PosTimeNameCat PosCategory
1 01:39:49 Clint Robinson 1st SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
2 01:40:49 Jeremy Cotter 2nd SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
3 01:41:08 David Rhodes 3rd SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
4 01:41:14 Ben Allen 4th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
5 01:41:16 Bruce Taylor 5th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
6 01:42:54 Mark Anderson 6th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
7 01:43:13 Cory Hill 7th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
8 01:44:00 Michael Booth 1st SKI 21 & Under Men's Single
9 01:44:16 Paul Green 8th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
10 01:45:25 Daniel Collins 1st SKI Over 40 Mens Single
11 01:45:27 Bill Bain 2nd SKI 21 & Under Men's Single
12 01:45:28 Mike Mills-Thom 2nd SKI Over 40 Mens Single
13 01:45:54 Nicholas Anderson 9th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
14 01:46:15 Nick Kirby 3rd SKI 21 & Under Men's Single
15 01:47:04 Nick Gale 1st SKI Under 20ft Open Mens
16 01:47:43 Zsolt Dallos 10th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
17 01:47:49 Brett Monaghan 11th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
18 01:48:01 Cameron Gordon 12th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
19 01:49:02 Adam McKane 13th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
20 01:49:05 Glenn Wilkinson 14th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
21 01:49:08 Geoff Lemarseny 3rd SKI Over 40 Mens Single
22 01:49:11 Jody Zerbst 15th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
23 01:49:19 Andrew McAleenan 16th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
24 01:50:04 Chris Maynard 2nd SKI Under 20ft Open Mens
25 01:50:41 Jeremy Collins 4th SKI 21 & Under Men's Single
26 01:50:59 Bo Hanson 17th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
27 01:51:28 Joel McKitterick 5th SKI 21 & Under Men's Single
28 01:51:40 Mario Vesely 4th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
29 01:51:43 Ryan Moffet 18th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
30 01:52:00 Andrew Neil 5th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
31 01:52:28 Rod Taylor 1st SKI Over 50 Mens Single
32 01:52:43 Andrew Trim 6th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
33 01:52:44 David Ogilvie 1st SKI Over 60 Mens Single
34 01:52:49 Danny Topfer 7th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
35 01:53:35 Neil Gardner 6th SKI 21 & Under Men's Single
36 01:53:39 Craig Vipond 2nd SKI Over 50 Mens Single
37 01:53:45 Peter Elford 7th SKI 21 & Under Men's Single
38 01:53:47 Carl Greenhalgh 8th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
39 01:53:58 Kirsty Holmes 1st SKI Single Open Women
40 01:55:02 Nick Bolton 8th SKI 21 & Under Men's Single
41 01:55:04 Andrew Wheatley 19th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
42 01:55:19 Brett Wortman 20th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
43 01:55:24 Jake Nicholson 9th SKI 21 & Under Men's Single
44 01:55:41 Grant Kenny 9th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
45 01:55:45 Jordan Clark 10th SKI 21 & Under Men's Single
46 01:56:33 Sean Nolan 10th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
47 01:58:08 Daniel Ross 11th SKI 21 & Under Men's Single
48 01:58:10 Gavin Kleidon 21st SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
49 01:58:20 Hailey McGinty 2nd SKI Single Open Women
50 01:58:37 Timothy Peacock 22nd SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
51 01:59:02 Marty Kwast 11th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
52 01:59:23 Rod Withyman 12th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
53 01:59:55 Mick Smith 3rd SKI Over 50 Mens Single
54 02:00:16 Marcus Jones 13th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
55 02:00:27 Joel Klein 23rd SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
56 02:00:41 David Hansen 14th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
57 02:01:14 Michael Smedley 15th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
58 02:01:25 Craig Spender 4th SKI Over 50 Mens Single
59 02:02:00 Glen Forbes 5th SKI Over 50 Mens Single
60 02:02:22 Elin Ashfield Hedstrom   SKI Single Open Women
61 02:02:38 Tony Hacland 16th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
62 02:02:57 Justin Wright 17th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
63 02:02:58 Roger Allwright 18th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
64 02:03:03 Charlie Wilkie 6th SKI Over 50 Mens Single
65 02:03:40 George Green Michael Murgali 1st SKI Double Open Men
66 02:04:05 Dean Hanmer 24th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
67 02:05:10 Wayne Kitcher 25th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
68 02:05:46 Mark Taylor 19th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
69 02:08:19 Russ Johnson 20th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
70 02:08:53 Chris Barnes 21st SKI Over 40 Mens Single
71 02:10:20 Rick Fullarton 22nd SKI Over 40 Mens Single
72 02:11:03 Michael Sasa 26th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
73 02:11:31 Ross McNally 2nd SKI Over 60 Mens Single
74 02:12:58 Peter Austin 7th SKI Over 50 Mens Single
75 02:14:42 Nathan Rothlisberg 23rd SKI Over 40 Mens Single
76 02:17:37 Craig Robinson 24th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
77 02:17:46 Gary Davie 8th SKI Over 50 Mens Single
78 02:19:35 Luke Maccheron 27th SKI KOTC Open Mens Single
79 02:19:40 Ken Dinham 9th SKI Over 50 Mens Single
80 02:19:52 Geoffrey Dews Declan Dews 2nd SKI Double Open Men
81 02:22:17 Greg McCurdy 10th SKI Over 50 Mens Single
82 02:22:31 Gary Hepburn 3rd SKI Over 60 Mens Single
83 02:23:44 Stephen Wade 4th SKI Over 60 Mens Single
84 02:26:20 Bev Dittberner 25th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
85 02:26:36 Russell Shakespeare 5th SKI Over 60 Mens Single
86 02:29:32 John Searston 26th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
87 02:33:10 John Gordon 6th SKI Over 60 Mens Single
88 02:39:53 Andrew Seymoure 27th SKI Over 40 Mens Single
89 02:50:02 Zach Klein 3rd SKI Under 20ft Open Mens
90 02:52:49 Terry Duffy 7th SKI Over 60 Mens Single

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