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Sunday, 18 December 2005 11:48 | Written by
Cape Town, South Africa: 17 Dec 2005  Trained and Anxious In February this year, Dawid Mocke asked me what my goals were for the year.  "Well," I said, "last year I wanted to get to B-grade in Billy's races.  I achieved that in the last race that I did.  I…
Thursday, 15 December 2005 12:26 | Written by
Cape Town, South Africa, Dec 2005 The Cape Point Challenge is looming...  Saturday at 05h00 local time the first batches will set off on the 56km journey from Soetwater to Fish Hoek. The forecast is firming; looks like a moderate (i.e. 15-20kt) southerly wind.  There was a storm some time…
Tuesday, 13 December 2005 17:27 | Written by
(by Rob Mousley) The Discovery Men's Health Single Ski Series in Cape Town ended on Sunday with the William Simpson Peter Creese Lighthouse race...  (What a mouthful!)  What an awesome race. For many in the field, it was the also the last hard paddle before the Cape Point Challenge, the 56km…
Saturday, 10 December 2005 08:33 | Written by
Cape Argus, 9 Dec 2005 One man's passion and drive for his sport made it so popular that his concept is now being copied in several countries, reports Staff Writer Murray Williams.It's only 6am on a Saturday and my cellphone starts beeping. "Wake Up Williams!" says the SMS. And across greater…
Friday, 09 December 2005 11:54 | Written by
With Christmas around the corner, and summer sizzling in South Africa, let's spare a thought for our paddling friends in the Northern Hemisphere. Marek Uliasz from Colorado posted this pic on his blog, check it out, there's some beautiful photography.Now, if you think this is extreme, read on.....
Monday, 28 November 2005 12:57 | Written by
The Surfski World Cup in Perth was held on the 19th and 20th of November.  This event is in its second year after being held for the first time last year. This year it was the 2nd leg of the fledgling Surfski World Series, the 1st leg being the King…
Friday, 25 November 2005 20:04 | Written by
I had a minor adventure this morning involving wind, waves & flares. A friend and I went out in Hout Bay for a paddle on our surf skis.  The Northwester was blowing, and usually in such conditions I wouldn’t have gone downwind across the bay – especially as my paddling…
Monday, 21 November 2005 14:13 | Written by
November 20, 2005 - Perth, Australia Oscar Chalupsky came back with a vengeance in the 2nd and final day of the World Cup competition in Perth. After finishing a disappointing 5th on Day 1, Oscar won Sunday's Rottenest Island to Hillary Harbour stage comfortably. The win moved him into 2nd…
Monday, 21 November 2005 12:35 | Written by
By Rob Mousley - 20 November 2005I've always held that, "there's no such thing as a bad paddle".  well I'm re-evaluating whether I'm going to say that again! This morning Damian, "Big Mac", Rob and I planned to do the course of next week's race as practise.  Next week's race…
Tuesday, 15 November 2005 11:37 | Written by
Background: my paddling goal for 2005 was to take part in the Cape Point Challenge, a long distance (56km) surf ski race that takes place every other December here in Cape Town. Not having paddled many long distance races before - one only and that a mere 31km - I…

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