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Dubai Shamaal Race Report - first pics

Wednesday, 02 December 2009 14:58 | Written by
An hour and ten minutes in the race, the two leaders, Dawid Mocke and Matt Bouman were side by side, gunning for the runs. Tim Jacobs was out of sight and out of mind some 80m behind. And then, 4km out, Jacobs started his push for the front… {mosimage} 

Dubai Shamaal - Commentary and Results

Wednesday, 02 December 2009 10:56 | Written by
What a race - a sprint finish to the closest result I can remember.  Tim Jacobs (Aus) timed his push perfectly to beat Dawid Mocke (SA) by 5 seconds... A full race report is on the way - here is a transcript of the live commentary in the meantime, along…

Dubai Shamaal - Course Recce

Tuesday, 01 December 2009 14:13 | Written by
With the hours ticking down to the 2009 Dubai Shamaal, surfski.info took a recce of the The Course, 24 hours before the starting gun is due to be fired. {mosimage} 

Dubai Shamaal - Pre-Race Interviews #2

Tuesday, 01 December 2009 07:02 | Written by
It's midday in Dubai, December 1, the last day before race day. The mood is relaxed, guys are stickering-up their boats, heading out for a gentle tap ... and nerves are setting in. {mosimage} 

Shamaal Compo – win sets of Shamaal Kit

Tuesday, 01 December 2009 03:31 | Written by
Here they are: the questions which stumped many of the world’s best last night in a paddling quiz at Registration Night at the Club Mina, the Dubai Shamaal’s Race HQ… There were two teams – the masters of Flat Water, and the Saltheads – and they were hit with 15…
As the VIPs of world paddling assemble in Dubai, they've been flung an early challenge by surfskiing's equivalent of Phil Liggett, the Voice of the Tour de France. {mosimage}  Enter Joe "Glicker" Glickman, The Voice of Ocean Paddling, native of Brooklyn, New York, with a Beach Quiz Game Show which…

Dubai Shamaal: The Interviews, Part 1

Monday, 30 November 2009 12:11 | Written by
The scarlet sun has just dipped into the Gulf of Arabia, and the world's best paddlers are hanging at the Sea Dubai festival - munching shwarmas. Everyone's cool, but you know they're sizing up the opposition for Wednesday's Dubai Shamaal International Surfski Race, the sport's richest race. The Who's Who…

Goooood Morning Dubai!

Monday, 30 November 2009 06:36 | Written by
How strange to think that 17 hours ago I was paddling ... at sea, guiding tourists on kayaks to see the famous whales in Hermanus, just east of Cape Town ...{mosimage}

Dubai Shamaal Update - Wind forecast

Sunday, 29 November 2009 09:28 | Written by
The Paddlers Village at Club Mina was abuzz this morning as competitors arrived to prepare for Wednesday's Dubai Shamaal extravaganza...  Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German and Italian voices mixed with Aussie and South African accents while the penetrating US drawl ("where's the cawfee?") announced the arrival of the…

"Caine's Brother" - Deano's take on the Dragon Run

Thursday, 26 November 2009 01:03 | Written by
While the comments flow thick and fast on could of, would have and should have and what race is best and toughest and what dictates a good or bad race, I thought would give you a bit of a rundown on how the recent Dragon Run unfolded. {mosimage} 

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