A view of kayaks lined up on the dock waiting for racers.

Boats are lined up ready for use, during last month’s Beginner Racing League “Fungatta.”

The docks were “teaming” with action during last month’s Fungatta held at Lake Lanier Olympic Park. The Lanier Canoe and Kayak (LCKC) club’s Beginner Racing League (BRL) members enjoyed the culminating event of an 8-week paddling program – the “BRAFF Fungatta.” Competitors were racing on the historic 1996 Olympic course. Teams gained experience in racing skills, teamwork and just plain fun.

With safety first, lifejackets, experienced staff and coaches were on hand to ensure all went smoothly. Between races, experienced, national caliber athletes that got their start at LCKC shared their experiences of the club and how they helped them hone their racing skills.

The Saturday, May 11th event  coincided with the annual Duck Derby, making it one of the busiest days of the season so far.

Photos: by Vicki Hope