Battle of sexes heads offshore
THE paddles are drawn for a friendly battle of the sexes at the Tweed Coast Outrigger Club.
It is a case of anything you can do, we can do better with the masters men's and women's battling to see who can record the best results at each regatta.
The battle resumes tomorrow when the two crews take part in the gruelling 34km Gold Coast Cup event. The club will also enter a mixed open team in the annual competition which is due to start from Greenmount tomorrow morning and finish at Southport near Seaworld.
The fledgling Tweed Coast club has attracted its fair share of couples and apparently the competition is getting fierce with both sexes intent on bettering their partners' results.
"It didn't really start until the boys won the first medal at Coffs Harbour early this season," club publicity officer Robyn Cetinich admitted.
"The boys finished third after we had finished fourth. "Now it has become a running joke. They try to go one better with every race."
Last weekend in the 15km Burleigh Point race the women's crew finished third but not to be out-done the men went on to secure silver.
Cetinich said it would be interesting to see how they all went in tomorrow's event - a change-
over race. Each boat will have a crew of 10 with six in the boat and four in the support boat.
Out of the 20 masters paddling tomorrow, there will be five couples - Robyn and Richard Cetinich, Lindy and Scott McGuren, Julie and Andre West, Alesha and Steve Spence and Leisa Boulton and Glen Hardy.