Mocke brothers take SA Doubles Champs

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 06:51 | Written by  Gameplan Media
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Dawid and Jasper Mocke - SA 2010 Double Ski Champs Dawid and Jasper Mocke - SA 2010 Double Ski Champs Credits: John Hishin

East London - The KIA SA Surfski Championships continued on Sunday in East London with ISPA World Champ Dawid Mocke and younger brother Jasper Mocke taking home victory in the doubles race.

The race which formed part of the Eastern and Western Cape Discovery Sunglass Hut Surf Ski Series had a fleet over 70 double boats lined up set to better their singles standings they had set in stone the day before.

Race prep pays off

After already having tackled and won the singles race on Saturday, Dawid Mocke took time to carefully study the wind charts up until to two hours before the race, which proved to be beneficial to the recently named Western Cape Sportsman of the Year.

The Mocke brothers took an excellent early line near the start at Orient beach, which lead them onto a much deeper outside line similar to the winning line Dawid he used for in the singles race. Hank McGregor and Grant van der Walt decided on taking an inside line approximately 800 meters out and had the rest of the field opting to follow their line.

The strong field powered through the 22.8 kilometre course in a 10 to 15 knot South Westerly breeze in no more than four metre swells with very little sight of the leading boat.

The Mocke crew powered home to take the gold in just over an hour and fifteen minutes. They soon welcomed current Hansa Powerade Fish marathon winners Van der Walt and McGregor who claimed the second position, followed by the Peninsula duo of Sean Rice and Tom Schilperoort in third.

Hank McGregor and Grant van der Walt

Hank McGregor and Grant van der Walt

Tom Schilperoort and Sean Rice

Tom Schilperoort and Sean Rice

The Durban crew of Herman Chalupsky and Matthew Bouman snuck into fourth followed by Dayle Houzet and Adam Botham topping off the top five boats.

Herman Chalupsky and Matt Bouman

Herman Chalupsky and Matt Bouman

Current Eastern Cape Discovery Sunglass Hut series leader Richard von Wildemann and Durban paddler Barry Lewin came in an unlikely thirteenth position, after their inside line took them a little too close to shore where they broke their boat on a reef and had no choice but to run the remainder of the course to the finish line.

Women's Race

The ladies race had Olympian star and winner of the ladies single KIA SA Ski Champs, Michéle Eray paired with and Nikki Mocke in an impressive partnership. The duo cleaned up the ladies field with a win over seven minutes ahead of the Eastern Cape series regulars Kerry Louw and Kirstin Wessles who came in second, followed by juniors Catherine Atkinson and Kellyn Thompson in third.

Nikki Mocke and Michele Eray

Nikki Mocke and Michele Eray

Juniors

Youngsters Craig Flanagan and Dominic Notten were the first juniors home in just over one hour and twenty-eight minutes, followed by Luke McNish and Jason Aubin.

 

Discovery Sunglass Hut Surfski Series

The Discovery Sunglass Hut Surfski Series continues in the Eastern Cape with the PE bell Buoy Dice on 21 November and in the Western Cape with the Discovery Oceana Race on 21 November.

More information can be found at www.surfski.co.za

SUMMARY OF RESULTS KIA SA DOUBLE SURFSKI CHAMPS

Men

  1. Dawid Mocke / Jasper Mocke 01:16:46

  2. Grant van der Walt / Hank McGregor 01:18:37

  3. Sean Rice / Tom Schilperoort 01:19:36

  4. Herman Chalupsky / Matthew Bouman 01:20:43

  5. Dayle Houzet / Adam Bothma 01:23:49

  6. Craig Powell / Roland Pearce 01:26:04

  7. Brendan Thompson / Alan Schuddinh 01:26:23

  8. Stretch Stuwig / Mark Lewin 01:27:13

  9. Heinrich van Rooyen / Jason Goedals 01:28:04

  10. Neal Stephenson / Alexis Lyon 01:28:14

Women

  1. Michéle Eray / Nikki Mocke 01:31:36

  2. Kerry Louw / Kirstin Wessels 01:43:47

  3. Catherine Atkinson / Kellyn Thompson (U18) 02:00:02

Juniors

  1. Craig Flanagan / Dominic Notten 01:28:25

  2. Luke McNish / Jason Aubin 01:28:36


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