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HOME arrow NEWS arrow Latest arrow CSA NEWSLETTER No. 105 07-01-2010
CSA NEWSLETTER No. 105 07-01-2010 PDF Print E-mail

 All the best for 2010

Sorry I havn’t finished the CSA Board CV’s and the Calendar is still being approved – next week!

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THE WEEKEND AHEAD

KZN

Saturday.

Stage race on the Bushman’s River

 

Bushman’s Canoe Club in Estcourt are hosts on Saturday for their annual stage race from Wagendrift Dam to the Weenan Road. Stage 1 is a 12km B Class course from the Yacht Club at 09h00. There is a short sprint across the dam to the wall followed by the usual portage down to the river. The route down to Lambert Park in Estcourt includes the Old Wier as well as Red Banks and Black Rock rapids. There is then a lunch break in Lambert Park until 13h00 when Stage 2 starts just below the Big Wier at the end of Lambert Park. This stage is a 22km A Class course all the way down to the Weenan Road with plenty of exciting rapids.

 

Paddlers entering the race are able to paddle either one of the stages or both for the same entry fee, except that Stage two is open to AR rated paddlers only. So if the morning stage is your last qualifier you can carry on in the afternoon. Paddlers doing Stage 2 are reminded that helmets are compulsory. DWAF have confirmed a water release of at least 10cumecs for the race as Wagendrift Dam is already spilling if we are lucky we may get 15cumecs.

 

Sunday

CMH Inanda Dam to Durban

 

On Sunday Kingfisher Canoe Club are hosts for the final KZN race before the Hansa Powerade Dusi on 21st January. This is the CMH Group Inanda Dam to Durban. It is a B Class race of 35km from the Msinsi resort on Inanda Dam to Kingfisher Canoe Club on Blue Lagoon and covers almost all of the third day of the Hansa Powerade Dusi. The big difference being that the notorius Burma Road portage is out of bounds for the race and all entrants have to paddle around. The course thus covers one of the most exciting pieces of river paddling in KZN including Tops Needle, Umzinyathi, Little John, Graveyard, Molweni, Island, Five Fingers, Dogs Leg and Mango rapids as well as many others without names. Finally there is the 15km paddle into Durban on relatively flat water. The start is at 07h00. Entry fee to the dam is R10 per person and R3 per car and will be collected at the gate so get there early. The race is also the final seeding event for the first two rows of the first batch to start on Day 1 of the Hansa Powerade Dusi and the last chance for novices to complete the six qualifying races they require for the big race, now just two weeks away.

 

WATER RELEASE – Umgeni have confirmed a release of 15cumecs – much the same as 50 Miler – However they still have some clearing to do in the area around the newly repaired sluice that jammed at 50 Miler. This is being done today and confirmation of the release is to be done by the end of business today – Thursday. I will post the outcome as soon as I have it on SAKayak and in the KNCU sms’s. If no release is possible the race will revert to a flat water event on Blue Lagoon but it will still count as a seeding race and a qualifier as many people are counting on it as such. On-Line entries at www.kncu.co.za close at 16h00 on Saturday afternoon. For out of KZN paddlers entries can be made on the bank as well without a penalty fee, for KZN paddlers there is a R50 surcharge for bank entries.

 

John Oliver

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GA

STANDARD BANK DABS DAMBUSTERS

On the 10 January 2010 Dabulamanzi Canoe Club will be hosting the Standard Bank Dabs Dam Busters.
The race is must do for anyone doing the Dusi. This year we have secured R20 000 worth of prize money and give aways!!!
We will also have a beginner/guppy race

Where: Emmarentia Dam
Start time: 9am
When: Sunday 10 January 2010
Distance: 15km with a 4.5km portage

Be there!!!

 

A FEW DETAILS

 

• The official race distance will be 17 km which includes a 5km portage.
• First place senior boat will receive R2000 with prize money up to 5th place boat.
• There will be a special development category that will pay out R1000 to the first development boat with prize money down to 5th place development boat.
• As per the new GCU standard all entries will have to be done on a pre entry basis. To assist with this we will be taking pre entries at the Dabs Time Trial on Thursday. Any entries on the day will have a R25 penalty. The standard entry cost is R35.
• We will not be having separate Junior\Guppy race. However there will be great prize money for juniors in both U16 and U18 junior that compete in the race.
• All paddlers will receive a free meal after the race

Our race has been designed to be one of the best ways to finish off your dusi training. Our club house will be open and food and refreshments will be on sale so bring the family and come have some fun in the sun with us!

If anyone needs a map to get to Emmarentia dam please mail me and I will send you one.

Don’t forget we have R20 000 in give aways and prizes so go to http://www.gcu.co.za/Pre-Race%20Entries.html and enter now you are guaranteed great value for your money!

Alex
083 279 1492

 

GUPPY RACE

There has been a change of plan and we will be having a Guppy racing at the Standard Bank Dabs Dambusters!!!

It will work as follows:

Registration from 6:45 to 7:00 - the race will start promptly at 7:15 - no late starters as the kids need to be off the water by 7:45.

Entry fee R25-00 per guppy

U/8 will do 1 lap
U/10 will do 2 laps
U/12 will do 3 laps

All age groups will start at the same time. All guppy paddlers will receive a hat.

We will need an indication of people that are interested in paddling please can you contact Wilkie van Zyl on 0823366417 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to give an indication of numbers or for any queries on the guppy race.

Many Thanks
Alex

 

Just to answer a few questions on the Standard Bank Dabs Dambusters this weekend.

The race will be a K2 event but K1’s and K3’s will be more then welcome.
There will be no Sunday time trial as per CSA rules. If you want to paddle come race with us!

Don’t forget there is R20 000 worth of prizes and give aways so come through and support us!

Regards

Alex
083 279 1492

 

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ELANDS RACE 9th JAN

 

Elands was at 34cumec at 06h00 this morning, and it is a hot, very hot day in the Lowveld, but sunny at the moment.

 

If it does not rain anymore until Saturday, we will have a great level. If it does rain, it might be too high.

 

It seems like a few Gautengers want to come down and requested we start an hour later. So if I get confirmation that you are coming we will start at 08h00 and 11h00. If I do not get any confirmations, we will start at 07h00 and 10h00.

 

Remember life jackets, buoyancy and helmets. Helmets are for the few branches that are overhanging the river, nothing to worry about and not compulsory.

 

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Previous mail if you have missed it.

 

LCC is hosting a double 20km race on Saturday on the Elandsriver.

 

The lowest the level was for the whole of December is 12cumec, and it is raining as we speak, so the level should be great, if not too high. The level as we “speak” is 16,65cumec.

 

The start is just before Ngodwana on the N4 to Nelspruit and the distance is 19,3km with many rapids, 1 portage only and lots of fun.

 

Ngodwana is 280km from Pretoria and I guess 320km from Jhb.

 

The first race starts at 07h00.

The second race starts at 10h00.

 

If you want to trip a 3rd time, you are welcome.

 

The entry fee is R25-00/race. Entries only at the start.

 

You will not get anything for it, only fun. The money will be used to get the results onto the system, and rest will be used for equipment to keep the river clear of trees etc.

 

K2’s can easily manage on this level, well, it you can turn well.

 

The finish is at a place called Lindenau, next to the N4 as well.

 

If you intend to come (Gauteng oaks), you must please let me know, then I will sign post the start and finish. If not, I will not because the Lowvelder’s know where to go and you will get lost.

 

You can also sms me at the number below.

 

However, the Lowvelders will appreciate it a lot if some of the top oaks with high indexes can please race. We need you to better our indexes. (Piers and Jacques, we might consider buying your beer and burger if you come)

 

If the level rises to more than 30cumec, we will not race. I will keep you posted on the level.

 

(Then if anybody can bring some stuff with from Canoe Concepts to some of our members, it will be much appreciated.)

 

 

 ERIC DIXON  (Lowveld Canoe Club) 082 376 9795

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FUTHER AHEAD

GLOBAL TRADER DRAK CHALLENGE SA K1 2010

Underberg - The Global Trader Drakensberg Challenge has been awarded the rights to host the South African K1 River canoeing championships in 2010, underscoring the race's popularity and suitability as a championship competition.

The race last hosted the national singles title decider in 2007 when German wunderkind Max Hoff posted a sensational victory on debut, taking to the river for the first time, in a brand new boat, inn the process edging out the local talents of Jacques Theron and Hank McGregor on a difficult low Umzimkulu river.

The Global Trader Drak Challenge consistently attracts the top paddlers in the country to participate in the event.

While the race always produces ferociously competitive racing, the elite paddlers flock to the race because it is raced in a friendly and warm atmosphere, even amongst those dicing for the winner's cheques.

"To be a good event to host the SA K1 champs there must the right balance between technical river skills and flatter water where the marathon racing tactics and stamina comes into play," said six times Drak champion Ant Stott.

"The Global Trader Drak Challenge has all of these, and in almost perfect proportion," he added.

"On both days there are significant stretches of flatwater to balance out the large number of rapids and weirs. That makes it a great test of river paddling ability, and anyone that wins it deserves to be the national champion."

While the right to hosting the national river championship is not expected to dramatically increase the number of elite paddlers taking part as the race already attracts almost all of the respected marathoners and river racers, it will add further prestige to the popular race.

"We are thrilled to be hosting the national river champs once again," said race committee boss Paul Cartwright. "We strive to run this event for-the-paddlers, by-the-paddlers, and they paddlers have supported us incredibly well over the years."

The Global Trader Drakensberg Challenge takes place in Underberg on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February

 

Dave Macleod
Gameplan Media
Tel +27 (0) 31 764 3017
Fax +27 (0) 31 764 2990
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KZ

VARSITY COLLEGE MARINE SKI SERIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UMKO TRIPPING

HI All

 

Once again next year I will be holding a tripping weekend on the Umkomaas river. This trip is aimed at A grade paddlers who have done numerous Fish, Dusi, Lowveld Crocs etc, and have never done the Umko, but would like to see what the river looks like, and want to do the actual race. Paddlers who have also done the race, but are not sure of the rapids and lines are welcome to join us for 2 days of tripping. I really think that this is the most awesome river we have in our country, and every paddler should aspire to do this race. The water quality is always very good and there are no man made dams or obstacles on this river which also makes it safer than most other rivers.. Yes the water is big, but the river has very little that can hold you! With the new format of doing the second day first, it also allows you now to get a feel of the big stuff before you tackle the really big stuff on the second day.

 

I am looking at doing the trip on the 6th and 7th March, which is the weekend before the race. The weekend schedule will be along the lines for this:

Meet a Hella Hella bridge at 08H30 on Sat 6th( you all must pay R10 per paddler at the reception---NO EXCEPTIONS, as we are using his land)

We will have a small chat about the river and a short Q & A session.

By 09H30 we want to be on the water.

We will stop at every major rapid, look at the lines and also discuss portage options for those who are not happy with the rapid.

I will shot all the rapids first to allow you all to see the lines then you will all follow afterwards.

We will trip from Hella Hella to no.8 rapid(aprox 21kms)

Depending on the carnage, this trip can take anything between 4 and 7 hours.

On Sunday we will do the same section, but we will do a clean run without stopping to look at rapids. WE WILL GET ON AT 8 SO THE JHB GUYS CAN GET HOME IN GOOD TIME

 

 

 

What you need to bring?

A DECENT BOAT THAT WILL NOT FOLD UNDER THE WATER PRESSURE WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF BOUYANCY

HELMUT

DECENT LIFE JACKET THAT WILL ACTUALLY HOLD YOU UP

DRY BAG WITH: DUCT TAPE

                          CONTACT GLUE

                          SPARES---CABLE, CONNECTORS, W/NUTS ETC.

                          DELTA CAST PLASTER

                          FIBRAL—FIBREGLASS PASTE

                          MAYBE SOME STICKS INCASE YOU NEED TO SPLINT YOUR BOAT

                          SPARE PADDLE FOR THE BOAT

                          JUICE AND FOOD FOR THE TRIP(SWEETS/FRUIT)

 

EVERYBODY MUST ORGANIZE THERE OWN ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD FOR THE SATURDAY NIGHT, AND MUST HAVE THERE OWN SECONDS TO DRIVE THERE CARS.

 

Cost of the trip is R0 (ZERO)

 

Please contact me if you are interested

 

Regards

 

Malcolm Stothard

Kayak Racing & Set Paddles

Tel:011 452-1724

Fax:011 609-7671

Cell:0824467984

www.kayakracing.co.za

www.setpaddles.co.za

 

 

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EP

Just wanted to jump in early and give you a heads up on some of the exciting international events which we've got coming up over the next couple of months down in Nelson Mandela Bay.

 

Ocean Racing Series World Championships

The inaugural Ocean Racing Series World Championships will feature 3 disciplines; the 2km Ocean Swim; 6km Ocean Paddle and 5km Beach Run. The Championships will take place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday 3rd April and we're looking to crown the first ever Men's and Ladies World Champions in the Ocean Swim, Ocean Paddle and Beach Run disciplines - where do you fancy your chances.

Some of the world's best will be coming to Nelson Mandela Bay and early indications are that New Zealand Olympic paddling sensations Katie Pocock and Steven Ferguson will be on the start line at Hobie Beach on the 3rd April 2010.

Check out www.ORS-WorldChamps.co.za for further information and online entries.

 

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Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Ski Classic

 

The Eastern Cape's first 2-star World Series Ski race returns on Friday 2nd April with a prize pool of R75,000.

The 25km course will bear witness to some of the fastest surf ski racing in the country as current World Series leader Dawid Mocke sets out to defend his 2009 title.

The best value for money surf ski race in the country sees the top 10 open paddlers winning cash prizes plus the top 3 in the Ladies, Junior, Veteran, Masters and Mixed Doubles categories (all about growing the sport of paddling).

We've tried to make this the cheapest World Series race in the World with early entries (till 14th March) being charged at ONLY R150 per paddler !

Come and see what the Eastern Cape has to offer this Easter.

Check out the website www.Madiba-Classic.co.za for online entries and further information.

 

 

KING OF NELSON MANDELA BAY
The exciting elimination race is back and this year includes Surf Ski's, Malibu Boards and Swimmers.

Fancy your hand at sprinting ? Then a prize pool of R29,000 awaits you on Monday 5th April at Hobie Beach, Port Elizabeth. Check out the website http://www.KingoftheBay.co.za for online entries and further information. The Surf Ski paddle King of the Bay will consist of a 3km qualifier from where we'll select 12 finalists who will go into the elimination rounds.

 

NELSON MANDELA BAY BELL BUOY CHALLENGE
Perhaps during your off season you're a keen open water swimmer. If this is the case, then the 7km Bell Buoy Challenge is definately something which would offer the challenge which you've been looking for. Come and join some of the world's best open water swimmers on Sunday 4th April. Prize Pool of R33,000 is on offer for the swim. Check out www.bellbuoychallenge.co.za for online entries and further information.

Zports, making Nelson Mandela Bay Africa's Water Sport Capital !

Hopefully see you in the Bay this April.

Best Regards

Zoet

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THE WEEKENDS PAST

WP

Cape Point Challenge by Rob Mousley

 

The view from the Cape Point lighthouse is always spectacular – and this was no exception…  Massive swells were rolling in from the South Atlantic, erupting in explosions of spray as they smashed against the sheer cliffs.  I peered vainly through my binoculars, waiting to see the first signs of the paddlers fighting their way towards the Point.

 

 

Conditions were daunting: apart from the 3-4m swells, there was a brisk southeaster kicking up white horses – which would be smacking the paddlers head on.  The notorious southwestern reefs were a maelstrom of white water and the skis would have to navigate well out to sea to avoid them, adding more mileage onto an already challenging 56km.

 

After long planned arrangements to get onto an escort boat fell through, I’d decided to watch the race from the Cape Point lighthouse – but as I waited and waited, I realized something must gone wrong.  Could the race have been cancelled altogether?

Change of course – of course!

The route had already been changed at the briefing on Friday.  3m+ swells were breaking heavily at Scarborough beach with more forecast for the next day so the race start was moved back to the protected slipway at Soetwater, adding some 4km to the route, but ensuring that the paddlers would at least get out to sea without breaking their skis.

But early on Saturday morning, race director Peter Cole went online to the live weather report at Roman Rock – a good indicator of conditions on the course.  The wind speed was 14m/s (27kts) and increasing.

“With wind speeds like that I had no choice,” Cole said. “I had to make the call to move the race inside the safer, more protected waters of False Bay.”

The race was now to start at Long Beach, Simonstown and take the paddlers into the teeth of the wind all the way out to Buffels Bay where they’d have to portage around a flag on the beach.   From there they’d make their way out to a buoy moored off Cape Point and then 22km downwind home to Fish Hoek.

 

Outward Bound

The paddle from Simonstown was one long grind into the wind and waves.   Long lines of skis formed as the paddlers rode each other’s slips.

The more experienced competitors hugged the shoreline, passing mere metres from the rocks as they sought shelter from the wind.  12km from the start, however, the coast line curves south towards Cape Point… From here to the safety stop at Buffels Bay, the paddlers scratch their way through extreme, confused seas caused by waves refracting off cliffs and rocks.

The lead group was still together when they reached Buffels Bay.  “I knew the race would only start at Buffels,” said Dawid Mocke.  “Scott Rutherfoord was with me when we arrived and he came around the flag right behind me.”

Also near the front were Tom Schilperoort, Sean Rice and Paul Marais.

Sets of 6ft waves were coming into the beach at Buffels Bay and while no skis were broken, there were plenty of casualties as the unwary took unintended swims either on the way in or the way out.

Tom Schilperoort’s race ended in the surf – as his ski reeled backwards the rudder touched ground and snapped off.  (A few minutes later a double came in with a weary front seater who retired and let Tom take over to have at least the satisfaction of paddling the rest of the course.)

Buffels to the Point

Many paddlers commented the most challenging section was from Buffels out to the Point.  “The roughest water I’ve ever been in,” said an exhausted Dale Lippstreu after the race.

“As I left the beach I went through a set,” said Dawid Mocke.  “I looked behind me and couldn’t see the other guys so I put the hammer down and dropped them by about 200m.”

From the car park at Cape Point, we could see the skis, hundreds of feet below, moving rapidly – Mocke was increasing his lead; Sean Rice in his distinctive yellow-decked Think was slipping Scott Rutherfoord while Jasper Mocke and Paul Marais were further back, chasing hard.

“It’s a huge advantage being ahead when you reach the turning buoy,” added Mocke.  “When you take off downwind you can straightaway convert that 200m into a 400m lead.”

Downwind

“It wasn’t an easy downwind leg,” Mocke said.  “It was quite technical because of the direction of the swell.”  There were seldom runs that allowed the paddlers to put their paddles down and relax – the wind died gradually and didn’t offer much in the way of assistance.

 

Sean Rice flew past Scott Rutherfoord as they turned downwind, but he wasn’t able to haul in Mocke who eventually arrived at the finish some 4 minutes ahead.

 

The best of the runs were from the Roman Rock lighthouse to Fish Hoek.  “As long as you still had the strength to accelerate onto them!” said Chris Grinton.

Women’s Race

Michele Eray saw no other women paddlers and won yet another superb victory.  Rebecca Newson came second.  “I absolutely loved it,” said Newson, “but it was very tricky – especially the section between Millers and Buffels where it was so rough.  It was like going through the ‘washing machine’ below the Sentinel in Hout Bay, only worse – and much longer!”

 

Truest Test

“For me, this race is the truest test of a paddler's ability,” said Mocke at prize giving.  “You have to have fitness, endurance, strength upwind, skill downwind.  You have to navigate reefs and chaotic seas. And then you still have to race your opposition!”

 

Results

Over 250 paddlers entered the race - making it the biggest field ever.

 

Full article, results and pics and at

http://surfski.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1192:fenn-cape-point-challenge-race-report&catid=90:africa&directory=158

 

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STIHL FAST DRAK NO 1

 

 

Despite very low river conditions, unusual for the time of year, and a very small field, the inaugural Stihl Fast Drak was a success. Run on 30th December, the course, as announced before the race, was shortened to 38km from the Trout Hatcheries to Hopewell Farm.

 

From the start the three boats made a quick break. Shaun Griffin and Mike Harris about 30m apart with Shaun Biggs 100m further back. They stayed that way to Scottsons Bridge in Underberg. By the time they reached the new shute at Glenhaven Biggs had caught up and they stayed together down to the first Coleford Bridge, almost two thirds of the way through the race. Here, Griffin made a short stop to get a new water bottle, but caught the others again before the final portage at Green End. During the portage he managed to set another gap of 40m over Harris and steadily increased this to a seven minute win at the finish with Biggs a further four minutes behind. Despite the tricky, low river conditions Griffins only comment was. “That was a great race! I thoroughly enjoyed it”. Showing the skill and determination required in the low river the next three places covered the leading Sub-Master, Master and Sub-Grand Master categories with stars from the past, Rory Pennefather, Colin Simpkins and Alistair Black finishing in that order.

 

James Tutton and Angelique Mulder were the first double home in 8th place and Kirsten Oliver won the women’s race in 10th place overall. No juniors took part and all but one of the 33 boats that started, completed the race. Weather for the day was a near perfect, partly cloudy and warm. No matter what the conditions this will always be a long hard race and the general feeling from the paddlers was that the race will take its place as one of the few remaining wild river classics where water levels cannot be predicted and in flood, drought or in between the challenge is to deal with what nature provides.

 

Stihl Fast Drak

Overall

Shaun Griffin UCT 3:23:19, 2. Mike Harris(SV) VIC 3:30:18, 3. Shaun Biggs CAN 3:34:29, 4. Rory Pennefather(SGM) NAT 3:54:23, 5. Colin Simpkins(M) DAB 3:55:33.

1st Woman Kirsten Oliver NAT 4:55:35

1st V Kobus Smit LOW 6:35:08

1st K2 James Tutton and Angelique Mulder(Mixed) KIN 4:34:12 – women, Emma Gilmer and Heather Bell INT-EPW 5:45:58

 

John Oliver

See what George Forder thinks - http://zanclus.blogspot.com/2010/01/fast-drak.html

 

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GENERAL NEWS

TV TIMES

 

The TX dates from SuperSport for the December Aquatic Fanatic, which includes coverage of the extreme kayaking world champs featuring SA legend Steve Fisher.

01 February 2010 17:00:00 "SS6,SS6A"
01 February 2010 02:30:00 SSA
01 March 2010 18:30:00 "SS5,SS5A"
01 April 2010 13:30:00 "SS1,SS1A,SSA,CSA"
01 April 2010 05:00:00 "SS1,SS1A,SSA,CSA"
01 May 2010 09:30:00 "SS1,SS1A "
01 June 2010 23:30:00 "SS1,SS1A "
01 June 2010 18:00:00 SSA
01 June 2010 11:00:00 SSA
01 July 2010 07:00:00 "SS1,SS1A"

 

Dave Macleod
Gameplan Media
Tel +27 (0) 31 764 3017
Fax +27 (0) 31 764 2990
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Landrover 50 Miler TV Times

 

Tue 19 Jan 2010:

SS1 / SS1A                           :               19:30 – 20:00 premier

 

Wed 20 Jan 201:

SS1 / SS1A                           :               08:30 – 09:00 ®

 

Thu 21 Jan 2010:

SS6 / SS6A                           :               12:30 – 13:00®

 

Fri 22 Jan 2010:

SS6 / SS6A                           :               15:00 – 15:30 ®

 

Sun 24  Jan 2010:

SS5 / SS5A                           :               17:00 – 17:30 ®

 

Mon 01 Feb 2010:

SS1 / SS1A / CSN               :               21:00 – 21:30 ®

 

PS. Please liaison with SuperSport Schedulers to ensure that these details have remained the same closer to the time/date of TX.

 

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Rambo's 20 Beaches video on www.surfski.info.

 

(Dare I hope that we're making a little progress - we've been tweaking the site and although we clearly have a way to go it seems a little more brisk to me...  feedback most welcome.  Let us know if it's still unusably slow.)

 

And I'd like to wish all our readers a fabulous Christmas and an outstanding 2010.  

 

Yours in paddling

Rob 

 

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SMALLS

MI 355 Sport Plastic Kayak

 

Plastic Kayak – MI 355 Sport Kayak – similar to the Perception

Good condition.

Easy to Eskimo roll. Ideal for tripping big water, particularly Keith’s Flyover just before Fish.

Paddle and neoprene splashcover included.

Price – R2000 – all inclusive.

Boat is in Bryanston – Jhb.

Send an email for a photo – This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Contact: Ian Mountain – Cell: 079 888 2026

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For Sale (Gauteng)

 

Manta in excellent condition with red and white deck R3000

Tripper Spray Cover R345

Tripper Jacket Standard R290

Lettmann 1 Split Paddle (with carbon fibre blades) R665

Split Paddle Cover R185

 

Wayne on 083 231 9941 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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1 Sabre for sale in Hillcrest, done a fair a number of river races but still in fair condition asking price R 1000.00 as is.

 

Many thanks,

 

Warwick Dales 082 6556 847

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Noka for sale...solid dusi boat with minor repairs only. Can be viewed in PMB...R2000-00

 

Duncan 0833817219

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Greetations all

 

I am looking for some kind soul who is traveling from the Cape Town area to either KZN or Gauteng who would have room on their vehicle for a plastic kayak. The kayak is at Outdoor Escape in Stellenbosch - if you’re in CT I may be able to get it delivered to you.

I’m thinking Dusi paddlers who might be driving up…???

… or AR’ers returning from WPass100??

 

Please contact me if you can help.

Epost: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cell: 00268 6021273

Many thanks

 

Shane Raw

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Predator for sale

Good condition done two races

Manufactured December 2009

Fine for Dusi

R4000

Mike(0824182104) Chris(0823914402) KZN

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Some items for sale.

 

A few whale pumps, old style, all serviced with new valves, various prices from R150.00

 

Xtreme Aquasport XL with hydration pack sleeve, red and blue R450.00

 

Some wildwater spraydecks, neoprene and tripper, free of charge.

 

Can deliver to Dabulamanzi or Wemmer Pan.

 

Telephone Warren 082 975 1082

 

Also some helmets, black, skateboard style, open ears from R50.00 each.

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K1 Storm (Kayak Centre). 3 yrs old, river/race ready. Intermediate level, ideal for competitive larger paddler. R1500, priced to go. GA (can deliver to KZN in January). Contact Brendan – 082 333 2045.

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HOUSE FOR RENT:

*Assagay  -  easy access to N3 and M13 and Shongweni Dam

*3 bedroomed house with access to dam and tennis court.

*R6500 per month including water and lights

Contact:  Jean  082 802 4906

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Hi All,

Stuart Reynolds (email adress This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and 076 724 6463) is looking to buy a 2nd hand surfski. He is a bit of a beast (105kg's and 6ft7 tall), so the ski needs to accomodate those dimensions.

He is based in Cape Town, so is prefereably after a boat down there, but anyone looking to sell a large ski, please drop him an email or phone call.

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I'm looking for a K2 Accord, Ascent or something similar for the Dusi. .

Thanks
Domenico
072 241 0557 KZN

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Topo Duo  - ( a plastic doubles kayak ) - ideal for taking a beginner or family member

        through some whitewater.

        Kayak is in good condition .

        Contact : Tim - 082 0805 801

        Price : R3900

Fluid  Flirt - ( large) . Green

        Contact : Tim - 082 0805 801

        Price : R1900

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KZN : Renegade K2 for sale, Kevlar/Carbon, good condition, can be viewed at Crusaders CC, R2500. Andrew 073 1780506

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For Sale: K2 Millennium Harrier in good condition, R2500 (can be viewed in Pietermaritzburg/Howick)

Contact Mark (0836797774) or Trevor (0825673973)

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FOR SALE:

 

Dusi-quality Mirage with pumps available in the Durban area. Asking R2500. I am contactable on the details below:

 

Paula Dovey

082 466 4416

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Wanted - Kayak - Fluid Spice (medium)

Durban Area

Contact Rob on 0834593429 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Have a Toucan Tandem sit on top kayak for sale. Very stable and suitable for dam and sea touring. Rudder system for steering. Only been in the sea about 5 times, so in great condition. Sells for about R6900 new, will accept R5500 onco. GA

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Excellent K1 Nova for sale R1 800

K2 Pacer for R1 000, good tripping or for dam paddling.

 

Phone Rudi 083 659 9639. Centurion

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I am looking for a Fenn Mako or Epic V 10 surf ski (Good condition) in Cape Town. Mark Engledow 082 3080 735

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Dear Kayak Friends,

 

We have 4 Australian Fiberglass Outrigger Canoes for sale, The Outrigger Canoes are great for Group paddles, low impact and easy to do... great for lake, dam or Wave Surfing. I am immigrating and cannot take the canoes with me. The canoes come with a full house as a possible turnkey business, Lifejackets, paddles, spray covers, trailer. to date the canoes have been used for the worlds biggest ' paddle together program ' to both disadvantaged kids and disabled. twenty thousand kids had used the kids since 2003.

 

Please kindly pass this on to any interested parties who may want to use the canoes. For more information a nd pictures please feel free to contact me and make an offer.

 

Keep Paddling

 

Kindest Regards

 

Nigel Reynolds

OFG FOUNDATION PROGRAM MANAGER

Cell: 082 4677791

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Manta 4 sale

DURBAN NORTH

0826810757

R3500.00 never been used

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Anyone interested in swapping a double plastic (Like an Epic) for an Eric's Canoe Tunny Fishing Ski? (length for 1.64m person)

 

Durban Area

 

Please email me, or contact me on 083 650 8182

 

Cheers

Bob

 

 

 

 
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