Nearly a double act for Woopi club
THE Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club is still celebrating their efforts on the weekend at the 37th annual Craft Carnival.
The Woopi crews were in outstanding form at Park Beach with the under-19 crew of Tynan Whitten, Riley Landini, Geyne Feeney, Stuart Haliday-Moores and sweep Craig Schwiekert being the only Coffs Coast crew to claim a victory at the prestigious event.
The crew rowed exceptionally well all weekend, improving with each race before leading from start to finish in the final.
If not for the Open team slewing to the right before the finish line Woolgoolga may have had two winning crews on the weekend.
It was a huge effort for Ben Burrows, Brian Sedivy, Neil Baker, Sam Broomfield and sweep Wayne Bailey to become the first Woolgoolga crew to make an Open final in 30 years.
They may have pulled off the near impossible against some of the best crews in NSW and Queensland but a loss of direction on the homeward leg of the final saw them edged into third place by Northcliffe and Manly.
Both crews, particularly the under 19s, are now looking forward to more big results this summer.