Conditions at JCC were great for racing this morning.

The weather behaved itself, and improved during the course of the mornings racing.


We only had one arrival for the 21 km marathon event. Kobus and Caroline Filmalter – they completed the distance in 1 hr 48 mins 55 secs.


For the Dusi Prep event we had 2 competitors. Jaco Lategan ( Dabs ) and Brian Langton ( VLC ). Both ran the total of the 4.6 km of portages really well and they

finished together in 2 hrs 10 mins and 31 secs.

The next event will be held on Sunday the 16th Feb, 10 days before the start of Dusi 2020, so it’s a real great opportunity for a final paddle and portage session before Dusi.

Distances for this Dusi Prep event will be : 6 km paddle, 2.3 km run, 6km paddle, 2.3 km run and finishing with a 6km paddle.

We will host a marathon training event at the same time covering distances of 6,12,16 and 21 km.


Best regards,

Pete Rossouw,

Cell: 082 895 8129



On Sunday the 19th January, starting at 8 am we will be hosting a ” Dusi Prep and Marathon Event ” at JCC, Wemmer Pan.

It will be a K2 event but K1’s and K3’s are welcome.
The main event will start at 8 am, and depending on the entry numbers the other distances will start at 5 min intervals.

The Dusi Prep event will be as follows.
6km paddle, 2.3 km run with the boat, 4 km paddle, 2.3 km run and finishing off with a 4 km paddle.

This will be accompanied simultaneously by a marathon event over the following distances.

6 km, 12km,16 km and 21 km.

These marathon events are awesome training for Dusi as they encourage and give practice to paddlers portaging skills.

I really want to encourage the newer paddlers to enter and to enjoy the excitement of competition.

Entry is R100 per adult and R50 per scholar. Late entry will carry a R50 late entry fee.

Please do let me know if you are planning to enter/have entered.

Pre – Entries will close on Fri the 17th at 12.00 midday.

Life jackets are optional, being a flat water ” marathon ” event.

Best regards,
Pete Rossouw,
Cell: 082 895 8129
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