The race was meant to be from the mouth of the Rakaia River to the Gorge Bridge and back again, however due to the stong wind conditions things changed.
The race ran as 3 legs, 1 from the mouth to a location about 7.5Km above the SH1 bridge, leg 2 was a return to the mouth and leg 3 was another run up to the same point as leg 1.
The wind made it a difficult day in the boats with sand blown everywhere, but the event was a pretty good day with no major incidents.
I continued my trials of SPOT, the Satellite Messenger to track my position on the river.
After the race we proceeded to Oamaru for the night before Day 4 on the Waitaki River.