Cape Kayak Races get Surf Ski Friendly

Thursday, 13 July 2006 12:18 | Written by 
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Good news for social paddlers in Cape Town is that Margaret Silk of Paddlers Kayak Shop in Simonstown is now welcoming surf ski paddlers to participate in their previously sea kayak-only race series.


"The demand has been too much and we've caved in!" - says Margaret. "Our kayak races are now open to surf skis so we thought we would let you know.

"Our races tend to be more social than competitive so Oscar and Dawid types should probably steer clear but new paddlers and the lower grades might like to join in."

Details are at

"In addition we will soon be stocking surf skis as well as our range of sea kayaks."


RACE 4 - Sunday 30th July - Long Beach, Simon's Town

Registration Fee - R50. Proceeds to NSRI
Registration on the day will be from 8.45 to 9.00
Race Start - on the water 9.30am
Short Course - TBA
Long Course - TBA
An alternative course because of prevailing weather conditions may be made on the day. If the weather is looking dodgy please telephone 082 556 9945 to hear a message confirming location and go-ahead. (Please do not SMS)
Prize giving between 10.30 - 11am.

This event is open to all sea kayak and surfski owners.
Please note that the wearing of PFDs is mandatory
There will be a Grand Prize-giving for the overall winners in the series at the final event in September.
Goodie bags will be made available for all those entering the whole series.

Supporting this event:
Unleashed - Original Threads for the Paddler - will be on the beach selling their paddling apparel, including Caps, T-shirts and Fleeces - so bring the family and your wallet!
Quiver - makers of the Comanche Sea Kayak - will have their team available to demonstrate the latest release of their new kayak. A great opportunity to Try before you Buy!

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