Young guns carnival 2017

The 10th annual Young guns carnival in 2017, on the 15th of January was an excellent and successful racing day for south curl curl surf club. With numerous crews from all around Sydney and even 1 Queensland crew from Burleigh heads competing in the carnival, which specialises for u19’s to cults divisions. The days racing was to proceed as 3 rounds of a round robin then beginning the elimination rounds for each division.

The day started off with the ‘sneaky nuts’ and ‘slickers’ u19 crews facing off in heat 1. The sneaky nuts arrived in at 4th and the slickers pulling through with a 2nd.

Racing continued throughout the day with the ‘south curly girlies’ u23 women’s crew making the first cut of the round robin races, but knocked out in a tough race in the first elimination round against the well performing Collaroy and manly crews.

The ‘slickers’ were in shambles after their second stroke Trent Settree left the carnival due to a flesh eating spider bite, in which they were thankfully assisted by Kris Martyn from the ‘lamp’ crew, who unfortunately could not attend the young guns carnival.

The south curl curl ‘sneaky nuts’ and ‘slickers’ both featured in the final. North Cronulla and South Maroubra taking out 1st and 2nd respectively. With sneaky nuts pulling away very tightly on a fortuitous runner wave, to scrape through to come in 3rd place. Also the curly slickers coming in 4th after an amazing effort to endure all the challenges they were faced with on the day.

It was the sneaky nut’s first ever placing at a carnival and the boys were over the moon with the result as was their sweep Gus Spiteri. Later the boys came to claim their prize of a training singlet, and oddly an un-marked wine glass as a symbol of their success.

Thus it was a very successful and great day of racing for all south curly crews who attended the day’s festivities.

Kyle Spiteri