Challenge for Currumbin
AFTER two disappoiting weeks of aussieBum Queensland Cup surfboat rowing, the Currumbin crew will welcome the second round of the Queensland Navy Series at North Burleigh tomorrow.
Their best results – in fact their only top-six finishes – came in the opening round of the 2009/10 season at Bribie Island three weeks ago in round one of the QNS.
Since then, Currumbin have disappointed in the first two rounds of the aussieBum Queensland Cup.
Not even the change-up to a shorter yet more technical skins racing format in Bundaberg last Saturday could help them chase down their competitors.
For the second week running Currumbin were plagued with poor results and failed to record a single top six finish.
But all hope is not lost, with the three week’s racing producing three differ- ent winners, ensuring no crew skipped away, and with Bundaberg victorsMetropolitan Caloundra and Moo-loolaba required for surf club duties, there is plenty of opportunitity for Currumbin to get among the points.
However with such a strong line-up, the Kurrawa crews remain the boats to beat. After an excellent start to the season they will looking to take top honours in the absence of the Sunshine Coasters, having placed second in the open, and women’s, and winning the under-23s at Bundaberg.