Coffs Harbour Masters crew in the thick of it.
Coffs Harbour Masters crew in the thick of it. Bruce Thomas

Small clubs rule surf boat titles

PROVING David really can put it all over Goliath, crews from two smaller surf clubs fought out the final of the North Coast Surf Boat premiership on Saturday.

After good-natured rivalry all summer, Red Rock-Corindi finally triumphed over Minnie Water with the much bigger clubs left in their backwash.

Even Woolgoolga legend Trevor Clark paid tribute to the dominance of the two clubs.

“It was a great result for them,” he said.

Woopi celebrated three victories after the under-23 and under-19 crews triumphed and their 200 Masters backed up from winning a silver medal last week at the State titles, to take out their division.

Clark added another medal to his enormous collection after crewing in the Masters boat.

“The body was hurting a lot next morning despite the painkillers we drank at the celebration party,” he laughed.

Coffs Harbour’s open women’s crew were crowned champions after blasting away all-comers and Coffs picked up the club championship, ahead of Woolgoolga.

The women have now cleared a passage to the national titles at Kurrawa on March 20-21.



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