Scepan Polje – the members of the crew of 21 people from eight countries, who competed yesterday in the slalom and sprint in the mouth of Tara and Piva, as a part of the competing part of “Guarana cup Tara 2006” in the European rafting league, couldn’t get serious and give up the numerous acrobatics because of which they were taken some points.
Sudden turnover of the rubber boat of Pancevo rafting club “Avantura Tifran” on the violent river bellow the bridge in Scepan Polje, which by skilful maneuvers was pulled out by female crew, gave the organizers a message that the competitive spirit looses the race from the beauty of Tara.
The purposeful turnovers, swimming beside the boat, and jumps from 12 meter high bridge of the entire team of Niksic club “K – 2”…
-They don’t train, they were hardly allowed to even be in the competition. Next time they will have to get serious and prepare themselves, but obviously Tara leaves no one indifferent, so the exhibitions were expected – said the trainer of the “K – 2” club Veljko Vujanovic.
– Tara is a bomb – said Uros Lovrencic, the captain of the club from Maribor, while Goran Matijasic and Pavle Kovac from Zagreb compared to Zrmanja, Mreznica, Korana, Kupa and other rivers in Croatia, had only one word to say for the “Tear of Europe” and that is “fantasy”.
Srdjan, Jovica, Njegos, Nemanja, Stevan, and Saska, 12 years old kids from Banjaluka, a team that weighs “100 kilos with the boat”, thrilled sparse spectators, an left behind much older crews, while two female crews from Belgrade and Pancevo had a dead heat in technical disciplines.
The competition was in the sign of the crews from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Slovenia, that gave a lesson to the teams from Balkan countries, by passing some sections twice faster.
“Tara Guarana cup” was driven as a part of the European competition for six membered crews, as well as the regional cup which with the downhill race from Brstanovica to Scepan polje will be finished.