2023 NSW State Championships - GOLD!!!!!

Published Sun 26 Mar 2023

Beiloon entered a strong team for the day with 40 paddlers, and crews entered for the 500m races:


Snr B mixed 20’s

Snr A mixed 20’s

Snr B women's 20’s

Snr A Open 20’s


We got off to a good start in the Senior A mixed 20’s with both heats very tight with only 1 sec off the pace for a placing in the final.


Senior B mixed 20’s races followed. Results were very encouraging in the heats and Beiloon placed 4th in the final.


Results in the Senior A Open 20’s were also encouraging. We placed 2nd in the first heat and 3rd  in the second heat. We placed 5th (02:18.16), a little off the pace, in a very quick final.

The Senior B women’s 20’s was the inspiration and story of the day. Heat placing of 2nd  and 2ndtempered our expectations a little, and did not suggest the thrilling events that unfolded in the final. The first 250 metres were tight and then our women lifted the tempo and just pulled away from the rest of the field to claim first.


The mostly male HOBS (husbands, others and boyfriends) made a lot of noise and went wild in the stands.  It is difficult to describe the excitement of the girls in the winning team, and it did not subside even after they were made to paddle the boat up to the storage area, and then walk back.  


Bei Loon Mixed Team in action