Boats prepare for the final leg of the George Bass Marathon

Ready to race: Long Reef Open Men's crew will put in their best effort through to the finish
Ready to race: Long Reef Open Men's crew will put in their best effort through to the finish

Competitors lined up at Merimbula Main Beach for the final leg of the George Bass Surfboat and Ski Marathon.

Long Reef Open Men have their target set to beat Cronulla.

“We have been placing second and third, so we really need to beat them today so that we can get second place,” said Long Reef crew member.

Bulli is predicted to cruise home to take out the title of the competition.

“Everyone had no hope beating Bulli from day three, they are way to quick,” said Long Reef crew member.

Pambula are in high spirits saying there will be “champagne showers at the finishline.”

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