Pair power to win

Power boat winners Brent Dunbar and Tom Hodgkinson.  Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d441496
Power boat winners Brent Dunbar and Tom Hodgkinson. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d441496

Dunbar said when the duo hit a rapid and flipped upside-down upstream they thought it was all over.

�We tried to right it and miraculously when he (Hodgkinson) pulled the engine it started,� Dunbar said.

�But we had some time to make up to cover the ground we�d lost so we headed into Syd�s Rapid with a slightly different strategy to normal, where we had to take some risks to get through it quicker.

�Because we thought it was over and done with, and then we needed to make time back, I guess the victory was sweeter.�

Dunbar said the power boat was a challenge on the river and the stakes were high.

�One wrong decision can kill the race in a second, and there is less margin for error.�

The pair won in 2 hours 24 minutes and 50 seconds.