The Coolangatta girls’ crew comes a cropper.
The Coolangatta girls’ crew comes a cropper. Blainey Woodham

Results for aussieBum Cup

WHILE Rainbow Bay and Currumbin enjoyed their usual success, host club Tugun and fellow locals Coolangatta were somewhat less fortunate during round three of the aussieBum Queensland Cup on Saturday.

For the second consecutive week, surfboat crews were treated to excellent rowing conditions with the one-metre surf providing plenty of action with more than a few boats hit by the shore break as they negotiated the starts.

The heavyweights of the open divisions were all on deck for the weekend’s racing but there was no stopping the form crew, with Marty Fletcher’s Rainbow Bay Mojos making it two wins from three starts in the men’s final, while the undefeated Mooloolaba Amcal outfit continued to dominate the women’s racing.

The Mojos didn’t put an oar wrong in dispatching of arch-rivals and former national champions Currumbin Barbarians, with Mooloolaba, Currumbin’s quiet achievers the Huskels, last week’s winners BMD Northcliffe and early season hopefuls the Southport Night Riders rounding out the six.

With Amcal remaining seemingly unbeatable in the women’s competition, the battle was on for the remaining two podium spots but ultimately the top four remained unchanged from last week with the Rainbow KO’s runners-up ahead of the Kurrawa Krankitz and Currumbin Valkaries. Northcliffe and Southport Hoo Haas completed the six.

In reserve grade it was Currumbin’s turn to notch up a win, seeing off challenges from Maroochydore Force and Kurrawa Swingers, while in the under-23s the judges were unable to separate BMD Northcliffe Wizards and Perigian for first, with Kurrawa Kovas third.

In the under-19s, Alexandra Headlands prevailed over Tallebudgera and Tugun.

The next event on the Australian Surfrowers League calendar is the Gold Coast City Titles at Burleigh on Saturday.

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