TEAM Australia set a new race record in the women's 42km Hamilton Cup on the weekend.
Outrigger Whitsunday paddlers Lian Brown and Tania Moohin were part of the team that will now go on to represent Australia at a major international regatta in Molokai, Hawaii.
It was neck and neck between Team Austalia and the crew from Surfers Paradise Outrigger Canoe Club for the entire race but after 42km, Team Australia nudged out their opponents by only a couple of boat-lengths.
More than 1000 paddlers from 42 outrigger canoe clubs around Australia and overseas flocked to Hamilton Island for the annual event.
The four-day affair is the largest outrigger meet in the Southern Hemisphere and it once again proved to test the most elite paddlers the world has to offer.
In the main event, 45 crews lined up for honours in one of Australia's most challenging and gruelling paddling events.
In a variety of other outrigger paddling disciplines including one-person, two-person, stand up paddle boards as well as the traditional six-person crew races, representatives from Outrigger Whitsunday and Hamilton Island were out to do the region proud.
Outrigger Whitsunday results
Men's OC2 Masters 16km Marathon – fourth place Ian Bean and Charlie Wilkie
Mixed OC2 Open 16km Marathon – first place Darren and Tania Moohin
Women's OC2 Masters 16km Marathon – first place Sonia Adams and Kylee Muldoon
Mixed OC2 Open 8km Marathon – first place Michael De Rooy and Kylee Muldoon
Women's OC2 Open 250m Sprint – first place Sharlene Kelly and Maata Strecker
Women's OC1 Open 16km Marathon – first place Kylee Muldoon
Women's OC1 Open 16km Marathon – second place Sharlene Kelly
Women's OC1 Open 16km Marathon – third place Lian Brown
Women's OC1 Open 250m Sprint – fourth place Lian Brown
Men's OC6 Masters 16km Marathon – fourth place
Women's OC6 Open 16km Marathon – second place
Mixed OC6 Open 16km Marathon – second place
Men's OC6 Senior Masters 500m Sprint – fourth place
Women's OC6 Open 500m Sprint – third place
Women's OC6 Masters 500m Sprint – fourth place
Hamilton Island results
Men's OC2 Masters 250m Sprint – fourth place Rod Twitchen and Andy Trigg
Women's OC6 Team Open 500m Sprint – fourth place
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