ON SATURDAY June 2, the Noosa Outrigger Canoe Club joined other paddlers around the world to celebrate Paddle for the Planet day.
Officially launched last year in Dubai, Paddle for the Planet's goal is to raise awareness about the terrible things that are happening in the oceans we use daily.
Paddle for the Planet's aim is to support marine conservation, and each year they want to grow the idea branching out further and further as more paddlers get involved keeping more and more waters protected.
Paddle for the Planet has generated interest all around the globe with 52 countries taking part in the inaugural event on June 5, 2011.
The event united paddlers around the world for a one-day global relay event in an effort to raise environmental awareness and give something back to our oceans.
The relay runs with simultaneous paddling events starting sequentially, on the same day, at the same time, in every time zone, in each country around the world.
Paddlers of any type of paddling craft are united through the Global Relay to raise awareness and financial support for marine conservation specifically in Marine Protected Areas and No Take Zones.
Outrigging is a fantastic sport which allows one to enjoy the unequalled waterways of the Noosa area.
So whether you are interested in competing or just recreational paddling, contact the Noosa Outriggers now to find out how you can be part of this exciting sport.
Our coaching coordinator is away overseas at the moment, so please email club secretary Rhonda Crockford for details at: firstname.lastname@example.org