“Van Gysen is pulling ahead of McGregor… it’s his race to lose. No! He’s heading for the harbor instead of the buoy… He’s realized; he’s turned. McGregor’s right up with him! He’s around, they’re sprinting for the finish…”
Cape Town – Much like the convergence of several massive storm fronts, the international surfski community is abuzz with excitement ahead of Saturday’s Fenn Cape Point Challenge, presented by Hansa and DiData, where classic racing conditions and a gathering of some of the best surfski racers on the planet have set the stage for the iconic 50km race from Scarborough around Cape Point to Fish Hoek, with a record prize pot of R130 000 on offer for the various class winners.
More entries than ever; the most women paddlers ever; eight of the thirteen previous winners… And this for one of the longest, toughest surfski races in the world. The 2011 Fenn Cape Point Challenge kicks off at 05h00 on 17 Dec, 2011.
Nelo certainly know how to put on a beach party of note: this weekend it’s the Nelo Summer Challenge – a 10km downwind race and a fun knockout sprint event on Sunday. And the array of paddling talent at the event is astounding...
“I could not believe it; finally I was competing against the best in the world.” Danny Sanchez Villoria – on paddling in the front group at the US Surfski Champs two weekends ago (he finished a highly creditable 5th). And now here’s Rambo’s presentation of the race… Enjoy!