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Cairns wins its 7th straight North Aussies title

After three days of fierce competition, Cairns SLSC has topped the leader board at the 2016 North Australian Championships in Mackay and, in doing so, extended its unbeaten run at the event to seven consecutive years.

The Championships, held from October 21-23, saw more than 400 athletes from Port Douglas down to Hervey Bay hit the surf and sand in Mackay, competing across a wide range of events including beach flags, sprints, surf ski, pool rescue, IRB racing and the prestigious ironman and ironwoman.

Last year’s runner up Tannum Sands once again finished in the silver medal position ahead of Arcadian, with Yeppoon and Townsville Picnci Bay rounding out the podium.

Cairns’ win was built on the back of consistent performances across the weekend, with the club finishing 2nd in the junior point score, 6th in the senior point score and a convincing 1st in the masters point score.

Meanwhile, Elliott Heads took out the handicapped point score, edging out Port Douglas by just 2.5 points after the three days of competition.

SLSQ extends its thanks to the Mackay Regional Council for its vital and continued support of the North Australian Championships.

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