Home Victory On Day 5
Thursday 2nd March 2017
Teams are streaming through the finish line this afternoon in great spirits and fine form. Day five has seen fully ranked, short coursed and unranked teams come together on Frankton Beach and enjoy the unique feeling of completing GODZone. Several part teams ( those who have subbed in others to get them to the finish line or two person teams allowed to continue with another team) are amongst the bunch happy to see land after the big paddle home up Lake Wakatipu.
Queenstown team T.F.Bundy said it was very special to have their team mate Andi rejoin them in Kingston for the last paddle after she was airlifted from the course last night with an Archilles injury. Team Outward Bound showered their large group of supporters lots of hugs pleased to end the journey on day five. Team Altitude Brewing were in great spirits at Kingston and ready to down some of their sponsors product when they get to the finish. Wanaka team the Haast Eagles were over joyed to cross that finish line and said the course impressed and they loved the challenges. A 40th birthday has been celebrated today by Paul Lutz from The Goats with beer and pies and the team loved their first NZ adventure race.
18 teams are currently paddling the lake towards Frankton and have until 9pm before they will be required to pull off the water and bunk down for the night due to a dark zone being imposed.