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Port Phillip Cup Results

Port Phillip Cup 2016 Report and Results:

Australia Day, Tuesday 26th January 2016, saw the return of the iconic Port Phillip Cup to St Kilda – this year presented by SUP VIC in association with SUP HQ. Against the backdrop of the brand new marina the day broke sunny and full of promise for a day packed with racing, family fun & craziness on and of the water. The day’s program was all about fun and good times on and off the water with the main event, The Port Phillip Cup Flatwater SUP Race (with 12, 8, and 4km course kicking off a bit after 9am in hot and sticky conditions that tested some of the paddlers’ powers of endurance and we saw a few ding-dong balttles in the races-within-the-race. Followed shortly after by the Pet Classic on the infamous “Hot Dog” circuit, The kid race and the Giant SUP Team Time Trails. Alongside all this action there was Yoga on the beach for folks to get their Zen on and SUP Polo action for the crazies. Fun and good times on and off the water. Another great Video by DJ captures the event:

Highlights:

  • Pre-race Yoga on the beach (courtesy of Lululemon Brighton)
  • The dingdong battle between Mark ‘Helmy’ Elsworth and James Storm Carew for line honours ahead in the 8k field
  • Heath Meldrum, Chris Clarke and Warwick Lee taking clear honours in their respective divisions in the 12k (and showing the rest of us how it’s done)
  • Michael ‘Abadaba’ Abdilla’s pinpoint buoy turns on the Starboard ACE (it CAN be done)
  • Chris De Aboitiz and his amazing, precision SUP Dogs
  • Charlie Fairlie’s stunning defense of his pet race title (three for three)
  • 36 feet on an 18 foot SUP (4 men and 7 dogs on the giant SUPVIC Starship inflatable)
  • SUP Polo madness with PT and Teeps.
  • Super-tasty snags at the Sausage sizzle
  • The grins on the faces of all the newbies completing their first SUP race (you know who you are)
And too many more to list…

SUPVIC would like to thank:

  • Industry supporters of the event – GSI, KR SUP Centre, Red Paddle Co, SHQ Boardsports, Sunny King, Deep, 1SUP1 and of course SUPHQ
  • Lululemon Brighton for the pre-race yoga sessions
  • Love Your Insides Parkdale for the awesome organic smoothies and protein balls
  • Paul Harrington and Tim Patterson for SUP Polo
  • Sunny King for the use of the bouncy pontoons and JUMBO SUP
  • Rotary Club of Melbourne South for the sensational snags
  • Chris De Aboitiz for the amazing SUP Dog extravaganza
  • DJ Peterson for the ripper video
  • Earthcare St Kilda crew for their tireless work marshalling at water’s edge
  • All the volunteers from the club and SUP community that helped out on the day

Race Results:

12k

Name/Board Type/Gender/Age/Group
  1. Heath Meldrum 14 M Open 1
  2. Chris Clark 14 M 40 2
  3. Warwick Lee 14 M 50 3
  4. Michael Abdilla 14 M 40 4
  5. Thomas McQueen 14 M Open 5
  6. Simon Albery 14 M Open 6
  7. Justin Ormond 14 M 40 7
  8. Michael Jenkins 14 M 50 8
  9. Tiga Gilbert 14 F Open 9
  10. Mark Renouf 14 M 50 10
  11. Jayce Gilbert 14 M 40 11
  12. Jason Tranter 14 M 50 12
  13. Cameron Smith Inflatable M Open 13
8K Name/Board Type/Gender/Age/Group
  1. Mark Elsworth 14 M 50
  2. James Carew 12.6 M open
  3. Lucy Bell 12.6 F open
  4. Alison Forrest 14 F 40
  5. Warren Davey 14 M 50
  6. Mark Tomhson 14 M 50
  7. Rob Barton 14 M 50
  8. David Warner Sport M 40
  9. Anna Robertson 12.6 F open
  10. Patchara Songprasert 12.6 F open
  11. Russel French 12.6 M open
  12. George Thomas 14 M 50
  13. Mark McOnie 12.6 M open
  14. Karl Deitz 14 M open
  15. Stuey Happ 14 M 40
  16. Danielle Cameron 14 F 40 -DNF
4k Name/Board Type/Gender/Age/Group
  1. Paul Shev 14 M 40 1
  2. David Peterson 14 M 50 2
  3. Con Toronis Sport M 40 3
  4. Greg Tobin 14 M 4
  5. Chris Lynch Inflatable M 40 5
  6. ian frazer 12.6 M 50 6
  7. James Mckellar 14 M Junior 7
  8. Allan Mckellar 14 M 40 8
  9. Jack Green Sport M 40 9
  10. Kal Marshall 14 M 50 DNF
  11. Racheal Blake 14 F open 1
  12. Brynee Clark 12.6 F open 2
  13. Jaqui Thomas 12 F 40 3
  14. Margi Cowgill Sport F 4
  15. Mel Cook 14 F Open 5
  16. Dani Erbs Sport F 6
  17. Susan North Sport F 40 7
Pet Race (Podium Finishers)
  1. 1) Charlie Fairlie
  2. 2) Spac Carew
  3. 3) Bond McKellar
Kids’ race (Podium finishers)
  1. 1) Sunny King
  2. 2) Rhys Downing
  3. 3) Coby Meyers
Giant SUP Time Trial (Podium)
  1. 1) Team “The Marshall Plan” – Kal Marshall, Annabel Marshall, Abby Howell and Chris Clarke
  2. 2) Team Feral
  3. 3) The Kings
  Photos: (by various, unashamedly stolen off Facebook posts!)