Sunday 14th May was the Westlakes Classic – which is another good lead-up event to the RPM.
The Classic consists of a choice of 3 events – 6, 12 or 18km on Westlakes.
Conditions were pretty good, with temperature in the high teens and the wind around the 15km/h mark from the S/W.
As usual there was a reasonable number of boats on the water – and this alone makes for a good bit of practice – in terms of a start and also in terms of dealing with the wash.
It was a bit much for some and a couple of other paddlers took an unscheduled swim within the first 500M for just that reason.
I have been trying to solve the issues with my seating (again) and yesterday managed the whole 2 hours in the boat without any issues – so looking good in readiness for the RPM in only 4 weeks time,
Not sure of the actual time, but I completed the 18km in about 2h 4m or so at an avg speed of 8.7km/h
I have my eye on a record in the RPM and this time puts me within reach of it!