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Friday 2nd March 2018

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As daylight starts to fade on Day Two of racing two separate groups of teams are frantically attempting to paddle their way to certain points before dark zones kick in. For leading teams Tiki Tour, Swordfox and Yealands Family Wines, who are currently on Lake Hauroko, its going to be a question of whether they can get any distance down the river before they have to get off for the 8pm dark zone.
” If they get down the river a few kms prior to the dark zone some teams may elect to sleep, some may walk through the bush to CP 16 but its very slow going. There is no clear track so decisions need to be made as to whether it’s better to preserve your energy and sleep and rest or keep going and bash your way through in the dark,” says Event Director Warren Bates.
“Conversely, at the other end of the field, teams are still in the Borland yet to abseil plus all those teams on Monowai River will probably miss the dark zone cut off on the Waiau at 9pm and will be forced to camp on the riverside. Decisions, decisions”, says Bates.

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