The Team Fat Paddler concept - fun, friendship, and paddling for charity.
10 paddlers and over 20 landcrew worked together to create one team.
Trav and FP get dressed up for the "Best Dressed Craft" competition
The pre-race pep talk - "good luck tonight, and remember to have fun!"
The TFP flagship - Trav and FP in their canoe, "SWAT"
The start of the 2011 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic
And it's on! Paddlers start the journey up the Hawkesbury River.
Dedicated landcrew (the Kayak Widows) await the arrival of their paddlers
Landcrew Captain, Burnsie. Taking control of meals throughout the night.
Grumm at the Sackville checkpoint. Only 80kms to go now!
Hungry paddlers. "Where are my sausages???"
Nat and Pete, fastest paddlers in TFP, get back on the water before everyone else
Ned, after failing in 2009 and fighting nausea throughout the night, crosses the finish line!
Team Fat Paddler crew join up over the last 20kms and finish together as a team.
FP finally beats the Classic in a canoe, finishing in 17hrs 52mins.
Mr and Mrs FP at the end of the race. Awesome support honey!
How was that for you Grumm?? One very relieved paddler (and Nathan in background)
Consoling Nat after his withdrawal at the 85km mark. He'll smash it in 2012!
Great pics Commodore. What a night eh!
OK – so whats next…??
You guys are amazing. Are you racing the HCC this year?