Woolgoolga primed for nationals

THE Woolgoolga Masters crew used the final two rounds of the Seaview Tavern North Coast surfboat premiership as final preparations to bring home a national title.

Woolgoolga sealed the North Coast series after the final two of 10 rounds staged at Woolgoolga Main Beach on Saturday.

In conditions described by crew member Trevor Clark as perfect for boat rowing, the Woolgoolga masters combination of Trevor Clark, Dennis Crossley, Gary Bell, Craig Schweiker and sweep Wayne Bailey won their series from Minnie Water and Urunga.

Woolgoolga are now primed for a strong performance in the nationals which will be held today at Kurrawa.

Clark said Woolgoolga had no luck at last week's State titles where they finished fourth.

"We're confident of a better result at the nationals," he said.

Coffs Harbour women also completed a dominant series winning their open division from Scotts Head and Wauchope/Bonnie Hills.

The Woolgoolga under-19s, who started the series slowly, gathered momentum as the series went on and they won their division from Wauchope/Bonnie Hills and Minnie Water.

The results of the other divisions were:

Open men: Yamba 1, Minnie Water 2, Wauchope-Bonnie Hills 3.

Reserve men: Minnie Water 1, Wauchope-Bonnie Hills 2, Woolgoolga 3.

Women's: Coffs Harbour 1, Scotts Head 2, Wauchope-Bonnie Hills 3.

Under-19: Woolgoolga 1, Wauchope-Bonnie Hills 2, Minnie Water 3.

Masters: Woolgoolga 1, Minnie Water 2, Urunga 3.

Under 21 women: Scotts Head 1, Wauchope-Bonnie Hills 2.

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