26 July was show-down day. I knew all along Jasper was the main man to mark. I’ve trained and raced against him more than enough times to know he is a fantastic paddler and I should come more than prepared and be ready to hurt when lining up next to him at any race.
As they raced under the Golden Gate Bridge, Dawid Mocke and Simon van Gysen were neck and neck, charging towards the Fenn Hotspot and its $1,000 reward. The last time they’d raced, in Spain, van Gysen had pulled away and won.
“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.