Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Big Boat Bonanza 2007




Last weekend i drove out to Ireland for the Big Boat Bonanza which was held in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains. I was out there last year for the race and it was low, this year it was even lower! But never mind at least there was still just enough water to race on unlike Austria the weekend before. Saturday saw the team event, where you race in a group of three with each having a task to do during the race. The three tasks where making a very small eddy before the final drop, a tight down stream slalom gate and throw a 20m throwbag through a small slot in a board on the bank. I was given the throw bag. This turned out to be the hardest as no one had managed it yet. On our run down we managed to nail everything which was good as that gave us extra bonus points to take the team win. Sundays race was the fastest one down in groups of four, as normal there was lots of pushing. Just missed out on the final by one place with two people going through to the final. A great weekend with a good party, thanks to all those who ran it.
Rich