Saturday, April 25, 2009

1, 2, 3...GO! for Eco-Challenge 2009

The paddlers are off! The Lagoon-Reef Eco-Challenge kicked off this morning at 6:30a.m. A large crowd gathered at the lagoon to cheer for all the paddlers who took the grueling two-day challenge of kayaking around the northern part of the island and back to town the next day. Twenty two teams are participating in this year’s challenge.

Spectators waited patiently...

...As Reef Radio broadcasted live

And film crews videoed the action

First Signs of Trouble!
Ironically, team numbered '1" (Tropic Turbines) had major trouble just a few minutes after the start off. Their kayak started taking in water and they were forced to get out on some nearby mangrove. They were dragged back to the shore where they got another kayak and got back in the race - "That's the spirit". They would have to catch up on the other teams which were about 20 minutes ahead of them by then.

All the best of luck guys!

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