Monday, 1 February 2010

Waka Racing Ready to Defend Warren Jones title

Phil Robertson and his Waka Racing crew on their way to victory in the Warren Jones Regatta in 2009. Supplied image.

by Garth Ellingham

Waka Racing is refreshed and rejuvenated after a good New Years break. It hardly seems like a year since we were here in the beautiful city of Perth. We are here to defend our 2009 Warren Jones Youth regatta title.

Arriving yesterday we took a few trips to the airport to pick up the crew, dropped a couple of Kg’s from the heat each and then slipped into the Perth Marae for a fantastic nights sleep. The ‘Fremantle Doctor’ seemed to be on Steroids when we arrived as it blew 30-40 kts until midnight last night.

Today was practice day, a more typical Perth day. 32 degrees, the Easterly morning breeze dying around midday then pumping in at 20+ kts this afternoon from the SW. We had a smooth training session this morning and are confident going into the start of the regatta tomorrow.

Waka Racing is:

Phil Robertson
Garth Ellingham
James Williamson
Matt Kelway
Mike Edmonds
Taylor Holand

Waka Racing
Warren Jones Youth Regatta

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