With the ICF Ocean Racing World Championship only a week away, the Australian team members are finishing their preparations here in Australia before they begin their journey to Vila do Conde, Portugal.
The Australian team is led by Vaikobi’s Tim Jacobs who is feeling fresh after preparing himself over the Sydney winter with fellow Aussie team mate Mark “Ando” Anderson. A solid offshore session in a strong Sydney westerly yesterday, wrapped up the Sydney based training program for both of these paddlers.
In the Open Mens, Australia is fielding a strong team also comprising of Cory Hill, Sam Norton and Greg Tobin, who will join Jacobs and Anderson in what is shaping up to be a classic battle of the worlds best ocean paddlers.
The Aussie team will showdown with the South African contingent who are well represented in this World Championship with a very strong team led by Dawid Mocke who will be looking to repeat his victory achieved last week in the Mauritius Ocean Classic. His brother Jasper, the Chalupsky brothers- Oscar & Herman and Hank Mcgregor will also be in the hunt.
There is also a strong European flavour in the field with any of the paddlers from Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, France and the UK, set to feature in the overall standings.
The Full Australian Team is as follows:
Mens: Junior Male: Joey Hall, Craig Graham U/23 Male: Hynard Mackenzie, Michael Booth, Nick Wagner, Tom Norton, Sam Djodan, Michael Rawson Open Male: Sam Norton, Greg Tobin, Tim Jacobs, Mark Anderson, Cory Hill Masters Male: Luke O’ Garey, Rob Jenkinson, Tony King, Jim Walker, Tim Hookings, Neil Carlyle, Tommy Woodriff, David Tudor-Jones
Womens: Junior Female: Jamie Brinkworth, U/23 Female: Bridget Little, Open Female: Hannah Minogue, Masters Female: Julie Jenkinson
The Australian Team is proudly supported by Vaikobi and will be competing in Vaikobi’s V Heat range of technical on water clothing to give them the edge they need in Portugal. For more information on the Vaikobi Range, please visit: www.vaikobi.com and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Vaikobi
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