Outrigger success at the Pasha Dasha

Outrigger canoes


The Central Coast Outrigger Canoe Club, which operates on the Brisbane Water, enjoyed some success at the Newcastle Pasha Dasha regatta, held on January 15 at Horseshoe Beach.

“The Senior Master Mixed OC6 crew paddled the 8km short course event taking paddlers out past the iconic Nobbys Lighthouse into a challenging two-metre swell,” a spokesperson said.

“The crew remained upright, thanks to masterful steering by Pam Illiffe, finishing the race in second place overall.”

The club also took first place in the Senior Master Mixed category of the same event.

The club’s new and seasoned paddlers also took part in the changes relay event completing three of the 5 x 5km distances.

Club steerer, Pam Illiffe, said Newcastle put on a great regatta.

“With concerns of last-minute cancellations due to COVID, clubs managed to put teams together at the 11th hour,” she said.

“Everyone was so happy to see each other on the water.”

New members are always welcome at the club.

Details centralcoastocc@gmail.com.

Media release, Jan 17
Central Coast Outrigger
Canoe Club