BRONZE AUSSIES: Excited by their bronze medal are Melissa Hyder, Sasha Kennedy, Lindy Schofield, Bec Mitchell and sweep Craig Schweikert. Photo: Contributed
BRONZE AUSSIES: Excited by their bronze medal are Melissa Hyder, Sasha Kennedy, Lindy Schofield, Bec Mitchell and sweep Craig Schweikert. Photo: Contributed Contributed

Woolgoolga boaties row their way to glory

WOOLGOOLGA Surf Life Saving Club crews have left a lasting impression at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in Tugun.

Facing competition from across the country, two Woopi crews scored top results in the masters competition against challenging conditions on the water.

The masters ladies Berrylicious crew claimed a bronze medal after a great effort against big swells and nasty shore dumps.

Rowers were Lindy Schofield, Melissa Hyder, Sasha Kennedy and Bec Mitchell and crew sweep was Craig Schwiekert.

It marks the latest achievement for the Berrylicious crew as the 2014-15 season draws to a close.

Finding success through team work and determination, the crew placed first at February's North Coast Surf Boat Series, and third at the NSW State Surf Life Saving titles in March.

Meanwhile, the men's Long Stroker masters crew won their first race in Tugun and later qualified for the finals.

However, due to the large numbers of crews in that division, finals were postponed.

Unfortunately, the Long Strokers had to forfeit their spot due to two members flying out for the Gallipoli row in Turkey.

The men's Woolgoolga Seahawks also competed in the Aussies ahead of the championship's final day tomorrow.



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