Three canoe races will take place on Wednesday, 28 December, starting in the channel in front of Sirocco and Quay Four on Thesen Islands. There is R3,000 in prizes up for grabs.
Lifejackets are compulsory for all three events!
The Family Fun Canoe Race
This race has a ‘Christmas’ theme this year, and is a one-mile race open to all paddle craft including K1s, K2s and K3s, single and double surfskis, sea kayaks, fishing kayaks, Indian canoes, plastic canoes, guppies and SUPs.
Registration is at 8:00 and there is a briefing at 9:45. The race start is at 10:00 and there will be prize-giving at approx. 11h00 with prizes for various categories, as well as the best dressed craft and crew.
The entry fee is R50 per paddler.
5km and 15km canoe races
Registration for these races will start at 8:00, with a briefing at 10:45 and race start at 11:00. They are open to racing kayaks and surf skis only. The course is a 5km lap through Thesen Islands and out into Ashmead Channel, with a portage on Leisure Isle and back in at the Parks Board entrance. Those doing the 15km race will do 3 laps.
The entry fee is R50 per paddler for the 5km race, and R100 per paddler for the 15km race. Prize-giving will take place at 13h00 or as soon as possible after the races.