HIGH ALTITUDE SURFSKI RACE – SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY
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Saturday’s High Altitude Surf Ski Champs was a great event thanks to the
140 paddlers who turned out.
No attachments are permitted on this group but Jason has included the
results in his Monday newsletter.
The results are essentially correct which is a major achievement in all
that mayhem. Well done!! Thanks to Desiree and Lauren and Roy for
sponsorship and Meyer for organising the finish.
Actually the rest of this email will be thank you’s. The team running the
race dropped a few balls but the aim of a fun day at the club was achieved .
BIG THANK YOU
Adreach and Brad the Fish and Steve for again backing the race. Don’t only
think pouches. numbers, SCARC support, raz-matazz and lots more.
FENN caps. Collectors item. Thanks Jim for organising Carlo’s Cocktails
Standard Bank for meals organised by Brad B
PLUSSSZ thanks Sean
Prizes from support from Sean Lupton-Smith from USA. See you here next year
Prizes from SET KAYAKS. Offered one paddle gave two! plus all the surf skis
and support. Chad’s the man!
Petrol for Wave Generators given by our Chairman.
Great behind the scenes support from Euro Steel aka Woodrow
Thanks Marco and Keith….Alasdair I think you must make special thanks.
Joe and Dean and especially Harry for coordinating spare surf skis and
making sure all who wanted to paddle could paddle.
(Harry spent two days carrying boats and dealing with last-minute-dot-com)
Those surf ski owners who lent their surf skis to other paddlers. SALUTE.
These are expensive toys and your generosity made the great entry numbers
Danny and Royce and Roy and all the drivers and helpers.
For the first time there were few complaints and much praise for the waves
Raoul and Nkosi and Carlo and Danny and Royce and Jim and those I have
failed to mention….Well Done!!!Thank you
Wow. Thank you Dabs
Transformed the spring low tide into a highlight. Sorted out the braai area
in three days. Ham and Wayne and Jason. PA system (Washy). Music (Nic O).
Bar services by Lucien…We took R15000 with Lucien’s tap dancing.
All the extra work that needs doing including cleaning, engraving, phone
calls, storage, stocktake, carrying ….it never ends
Thank you to Sidwell and Orcillia and Jason
(I think few appreciate how many tons of debri and rocks were removed to
create a beach). Many Thanks.
Thank you to the Dabs club Chairman and Committee for sustained and real
This is the first time we got the pre-registration to work all thanks to
Graham aka Washy. Saturday was his birthday and his present was not fun but
it was a great effort. Of course Desiree and Lauren helped immeasurably.
Raoul, Ettienne, Schumpeter, Dean, Brad B and others for sorting out last
minute panic on indemnities.
Our famous lifeguard, and starter and paddler and scarecrow….our very own
A tough job….you try control 140 paddlers and their families and work out
the winners and collect the prizes.
But…..We can always rely on Scatter
Did you see all the cars and boats and surf skis
Well done Patrick!!
It was great to see the families and friends
Special mention in despatches to
The two crews from Zululand (who brought their own surf skis)
The heroes of SA canoeing and surf ski paddling and the Duzi including
Bridgette Hartley, Hank McGreggor, Andy Birkett, Seseko Ntondeni, Loveday
Zondi and our own Wayne and Dave Hamilton-Brown.
As usual, as always….Jenny Dallas
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
At the last minute Rob Crichton agreed to collect photos and videos and put
them onto facebook and the interweb.
please send any photos and stuff to Rob
Apologies to those I forgot to thank
See you next time
DON’T BE SCARED