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Whanganui 2016 Billy Webb Challenge

10.00 am, Sunday 11th December - 
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The Billy Webb Challenge is going ahead this year on 11th December 2016. Damir Martin has accepted Mahe Drysdale's challenge to re-race the closest race in Olympic history, here on the Whanganui River.


The two top athletes will be joined by any rowers who wish to take the pair on over a 5km course. The race will start and finish by the Union Boat Club on Taupo Quay, opposite Motua Gardens.

A corporate challenge and sprint race will be held before the Billy Webb Challenge. 

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Event Guide

This is going to be one amazing weekend, with the Jury Cup on Saturday and the Corporate 8's Challenge, Sprint race and Billy Webb Challenge on Sunday, there is certainly plenty to see.
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The Athletes

Olympic Gold and Silver medalists Mahé Drysdale and Damir Martin headline the event. All-comers are invited to race them on the 5km Whanganui River course.
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2012 NZCT Corporate8s Challenge

Corporate 8's

The NZCT Corporate 8s challenge complements the main event, encouraging participation from local businesses, with the aim of introducing new rowers to the sport, and as a fund-raiser for local clubs.
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Our Sponsors

There wouldn't be an event with out our sponsors. We thank the Wanganui District Council for their unerring support and the others mentioned here who have got behind this event. 

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