Rob Mousley

US Surfski Champs – new course, best international field ever

Sunday, 19 July 2009 16:07 |

The U.S. Surfski Championships are set for August 22 & 23. This year's venue includes a new course that will be 80% downwind. This newly designed course will take paddlers out the Golden Gate and around the infamous Point Bonita Buoy where the course then turns downwind for a 13 mile run to Berkeley. The run from Point Bonita to Berkeley is one of the best downwinds in Northern California.


NY Mayor's Cup - Statement from Race Director Ray Fusco

Saturday, 25 October 2008 03:13 |

[Editor: The abandonment of the NY Mayor's Cup race last weekend has caused considerable discussion and debate both on this site and on other websites around the world.  Here's Ray Fusco's official word on where to from here.]

NYMC 2008

NY Mayor's Cup - NY Times report

Monday, 20 October 2008 02:22 |

It may not have been for the best of reasons - but all publicity is good publicity they say - "surf ski" (and made into the New York Times today. 

New York Times

NY Mayor's Cup - Aborted

Sunday, 19 October 2008 16:21 |

In a sad turn of events, the NY authorities stopped the NY Mayor's Cup about an hour into the race.  It was cold and windy and choppy - and too much for some of the competitors.When kayakers started capsizing, the Coast Guard made the call to abandon the event.

New York Mayor's Cup - Ski Paddlers (Pic: Ed Acker)

NY Mayor's Cup Race Day Coverage ** Video Interviews **

Sunday, 19 October 2008 08:51 |

Come inside for information on where to find the live coverage; the Championchip GPS Tracking, etc. We'll be commentating from about 12h00 NY Time (6pm SA time).

NY Mayor's Cup

Woods & Manson tame the mighty Mississippi! **Full Results **

Monday, 13 October 2008 15:26 |

South Africans Steve Woods and Bevan Manson broke all records with their sub-4 hour times for the 42.5mile (68km) Phatwater Challenge on the Mississippi River.

Bevan Manson, Steve Woods, Phatwater Challenge 2008
Bevan Manson (Durban, South Africa-Black Cap), foreground, and Steve Woods(blond, also from Durban), background, at about mile 40 of the 42.5 mile Phatwater Kayak Challenge, October 11, 2008 (Pic: Keith Benoist)

NY Mayor’s Cup – Massive Party, Stellar Field

Monday, 13 October 2008 10:23 |

"We're breaking new ground in every way," enthused NY Mayor's Cup race director Ray Fusco.  "We've got some of the best paddlers in world coming; we've got 200 Championchip GPS tracking units; we've got race commentary; we've even got the NY fire dept's Regina Wilson here to sing our National Anthem!"

Hank McGregor & Steve Woods US Champs 2008
Hank McGregor and Steve Woods dicing at the US Champs in San Francisco (Pic: John Brownlee)

Newsflash: Mocke wins in Chicago

Saturday, 27 September 2008 15:44 |

Breaking news...  Dawid Mocke won the 2nd Chicago Shoreline Marathon in a sprint finish and a time of 3:11.

Dawid Mocke CSM 08
Dawid Mocke wins the 2008 Chicago Shoreline Marathon (Pic: Adam Nevill)

Internationals set for Chicago Shoreline Marathon

Tuesday, 23 September 2008 14:42 |

There's a great lineup for the second Chicago Shoreline Marathon this weekend - South Africans Dawid & Nikki Mocke and Steve Woods have continued their tour from San Francisco; last year's winner Erik Borgnes will be there as will our favorite adventure writer, New Yorker Joe Glickman.

Chicago Shoreline Marathon 2007
Lake Michigan Chop (Pic: Scott Fincher)

US Champs Results & Photos ** video **

Sunday, 21 September 2008 07:51 |

Speculation was rife before the race – what tactics would the top paddlers employ in the tricky currents of San Francisco Bay? South Africans Hank McGregor and Dawid Mocke, the race favorites, both have a reputation for charging off the start line.

Nikki Mocke US Women's Champion 2008
US Surfski Championships women's champion Nikki Mocke (Pic: Robin Graham)

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