Sea Scouts compete in Canoe Carnival



Following the success of the large flotilla of Sea Scout boats and crews who journeyed down the Waikato River over Labour weekend, another event was held last Sunday at the Panmure Basin in Auckland.

Over 320 Sea Scouts and Scouts from 27 groups came together to compete in the annual Canoe Carnival.
The Franklin community was represented at this year’s event by a large contingent from Tuakau and District Sea Scouts. The competitors were divided up into six age groupings, starting with the eight year old cubs right through to the open, over 19 year olds. Kayaks and officials were provided by the organising group, which this year was the Onehunga based Aotea Sea Scout Group. Two courses were utilised for the various races, and age groups were required to each paddle out around a designated buoy and back to the beach. Heats were held and then finals for each event in single and double seater kayaks. Points were awarded for all participants and were added up to produce the final results. Tuakau and District Sea Scout Group Junior and Senior Cubs took out first overall and the Senior Scouts came third equal.

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