The 10th Queen and King of the Bay was held in Tasman Bay on Saturday. It is the South Islands longest running ocean surfski paddling event which for the first year is also part of the New Zealand Paddler Series.
Kurtis Imrie and Quaid Thompson took the final-day spoils at the NZCT New Zealand canoe sprint championships at Lake Karapiro, highlighting the growing depth among the top male paddlers in the country.
Quaid Thompson is a few behind his father but he’ll never forget his first K1 1000m national kayaking title. The Gisborne 20-year-old took out the blue-ribbon race at the NZCT New Zealand canoe sprint championships
Lisa Carrington has wasted no time getting her kayaking season underway, collecting the ninth New Zealand K1 200m title of her illustrious career at the national canoe sprint championships at Lake Karapiro today.
Robbie Manson was the star turn at the 2018 Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro today, completing a third Premier class victory of the regatta with the retention of his men’s single sculls title.
The Tauranga K1 paddler has been named in his first New Zealand senior canoe slalom team and will compete at world cup and world championship level this year with the likes of Olympians Mike Dawson and Luuka Jones.