Currumbin rowers face big challenge

THE Currumbin Surf Rowers crew have a tough task ahead of them if they are to mount any sort of attack on the 2009/10 aussieBum Queensland Cup.

Having followed up a mediocre opening round (fourth open, sixth women) with a dismal second round (neither finishing in the points), the Currumbin crews are flailing in the wake of their northern competitors.

However this week’s round-three action in Bundaberg boasts a different challenge again, with all teams subject to skins format racing.

The aussieBum Skins is harder than any normal series.

Although it’s a short course, there is a lot more racing during the day, with crews striving to make the finals.

The finalist boats then race five more times, with the boat that finishes last in each race being eliminated until there is a winner.

The boat that wins is likely to be the one that makes no mistakes with their starts and buoy turns, and the last crew standing will most likely be the fittest crew.

After dominating last weekend’s racing, the Mooloolaba Makos enter the meet confident in their boat speed, but will have to produce a mistake-free performance to repeat last week’s performance.

The boats will hit the water from 8am, with Currumbin’s hopes lying on the shoulders of their under-19 and reserve squads, who each finished top five in the opening two rounds.

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