Sunday, 24 February 2013

Historic triumph of brother and sister Lance and Robyn Kime at the Unlimited Dusi 2013

The Kimes, Lance and Robyn, made history last weekend by winning the men's and women's titles at the Unlimited Dusi Canoe Marathon 2013, something never happened until this edition. Three intense days of competition, with high water which originated more capsizes among the favorites of those which are habitual, finished with the first title for Lance Kime and fourth consecutive for his sister Robyn.

At the start of the 1st stage, before the imposing Natal Canoe Club of Pietermaritzburg, the biggest names in South African canoeing were among the 60 seeded men and 14 women, with only absences for various reasons of Grant van der Walt and Michele Eray among those who might be able to win.

Since the departure it was clear that, due to the big water, nobody wanted surprises and started fighting to shoot the two first weirs, Earnie Pearce and Witness Weir, just in case of possible troubles. Len Jenkins Jr. was the first to cross his hometown followed closely by Hank McGregor, but gradually began to reach come up Birkett, Mbanjwa, Stott, Kime and company. From this point everybody missed already who was named as "Dark Horse", Shaun Rubenstein, which it turned out he had broken a pedal during the warm up and he suffered along the entire stage to keep the boat on the right line.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Registrations open for the Ocean Kayak Cruce 2013

Ocean Kayak Cruce

Two shores, two cultures, two countries, two continents and two spirits: sports and adventure!

We announce a new annual competition of paddling boats: Ocean Kayak Cruce 2013.
Ocean Kayak Cruce 2013 is an orientation and endurance sporting event in which participants navigate in individual sea kayaks, paddle boards or surfski in order to join Africa with the Canary Islands from Tarfaya (Morocco) to Las Playitas (Fuerteventura, Spain) by covering non-stop and without any external food supply the 100 kilometers (62,15 sea miles) of open sea separating both places along the Atlantic Ocean.
The crossing has a very precise safety system on competitors, being monitored from a permanent control center on the island of Lanzarote. In addition, the boats will be accompanied by support vessels throughout the crossing to assist dropouts or other incidents. All participants will carry on their boat required additional safe features detailed in the event´s Regulation.
Ocean Kayak Crossing 2013 is cataloged as evidence Extrem, so no rate or conform to the rules of any official international competition circuit.
Ocean Kayak Cruce 2013 Edition will be held from October 28th to November 3rd, 2013; the number of competitors is limited in this edition to 25 participants. All athletes interested in making the Edition 2013 will be selected in order of registration, with priority given to those who register first. The organization will establish a waiting list of interested competitors. 

Two organizations are responsibles for Ocean Kayak Cruce: Donstop & No Limit.
Inscription opened from February 13th, 2013.
The organization of OKC is looking for representatives of proof in every country in the world. If you are interested, please contact us.
Also, the competitor who bring 4 people to the test, have a free registration for this year 2013.
For registration and more information:

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Training the 1.000 metres in the gym (II), by Pepe Mota

This time we use the "broken" 1.000 metres system: 4 series of 250 m. on Kayaergometer alterned with TRX traction.