Race Info

The total distance of the race is 69km.

 

Normal Entries Close 13 March 2018

Race Itinerary

Thursday 26 April 2018

Registration is from 13:00 – 16:00 at ORC’s new tasting room in Schröder Street, Upington (GPS: 28°26’26.2″S 21°16’27.8″E)
17:30 – Everyone is invited to a Sundown Cruise on Sakkie se Arkie (R120 per person – Light platters will be provided and there is a cash bar on board. No own alcohol allowed.)

20:00 – Dinner (Pre-booked only @ R120 per person) at Oranje Rus Resort (GPS: 28°38’20.3″S 21°07’06.1″E) – Later registration available here.
The “Chill Zone” tent will be available from 20:00. Come and enjoy the local wines, Brandy & Gin, Craft Beer, Coffee Bar and to set the tone for the next day we will be playing video clips and photo slides from previous races.

• We would prefer it if everyone could stay at Oranje Rus Resort or nearby in Kanoneiland, Keimoes or Upington. The reason for this, being all meals and entertainment will be at Oranje Rus for the evening of registration day and day 1.

Friday 27 April 2018

08:00 – Opening & Race briefing at The Eiland Resort (GPS: 28°27’56.9″S 21°14’41.3″E)

09:00 – Race start (Mass Start / Self Seeding)
* Vehicle Transfer Service is available. Please book and pay in advance – it is R100 per transfer – therefore R200 for both days.

12:30 – Last paddlers in at Oranje Rus Resort (GPS: 28°38’20.3″S 21°07’06.1″E)
The “Chill Zone” tent will be available from 11:00 till 21:00

19:00 – Dinner (Pre-booked only @ R120 per person) at Oranje Rus Resort (GPS: 28°38’20.3″S 21°07’06.1″E)

Saterday 28 April 2018

07:00 – Race Briefing at Ikaya Resort in Keimoes (GPS: 28°43’47.1″S 20°59’08.9″E)

08:00 – Bunch start (if more than 100, then Elapse time start for first 20)

13:00 – Last Paddlers in at Die Mas van Kakamas (GPS: 28°45’47.3″S 20°38’45.6″E)

13:30 – Prize giving at Die Mas van Kakamas

14:30 – There will be a self drive trip to Augrabies Falls where local wines will be enjoyed at popular view points of the Gorge. Paddlers will be able to enjoy light platters at the Augrabies Falls restaurant which will also give us an opportunity to view the Augrabies Falls at night when illuminated by spotlights.

Safety information and regulations

Whenever the safety or health of participants is endangered, the organizers reserve the right to enforce the withdrawal of any number of participants.

The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any participants, penalise participants with a time penalty or apply appropriate disciplinary action against any competitor in breach of the canoe race rules or who in any way tries to improve his position in a dishonest way.

The organizers have the right to amend or add to the rules at any stage. No change or amendments to the rules are allowed unless approved by the chief official. The organizers reserve the right of entry. Unless sound reasons can be given, a canoeist who disobeys any rules – whether they be specified in the brochure, on the entry form, pre-race note or given at the pre-race meeting – will be disqualified. Any appeal must be lodged in writing within one hour of the competitor completing the specific leg, to a member of the Jury. R50 must accompany the protest. CSA rules will apply.

Only paddlers 15 years or older (in the year that you turn 15) are allowed to compete in a K1.

10 liters of buoyancy (in front AND in back) is imperative and will be checked. Beach balls and bottles ONLY permissible if secured to the boat.

DECALS – Valid CSA registration numbers must be placed on each side of the front deck of the boat. Orange Descent Canoe Marathon Race decals must be placed on the front deck of the boat. Any other decals must be placed on the rear deck or on the sides behind the front point of the cockpit.

Paddles may be exchanged. No canoes replaced. No outside assistance of any kind is allowed, except in an emergency.

Lifesavers will be placed at most tricky places to assist paddlers.

Accommodation

Paddlers can now enjoy the finer comfort after a long day in their kayaks. Practical, functional and 100% comfortable, we offer a camping experience in the social atmosphere of the race village.

The race village will be set up at Oranje Rus (End of Day 1) on the Thursday night 26th and Friday night 27 April and will then be moved by our team to Die Mas Kakamas for Saterday night 28 April.

The race village accommodation consist of a 4 person canvas tent, 2 foam fold-up camping mattresses and 2 camping chairs @ R250 per person

 

Alternatively: 

Here are some of the guesthouses located on our race route:

Registration Day and Day 1
Official Overnight Stop – Oranjerus Resort,
082 772 5896 – www.oranjerus.co.za– Kanoneiland

Day 2 – Accommodation – Kakamas
Official Overnight Stop  – Die Mas van Kakamas
– 079 137 7667 – www.diemas.co.za – Kakamas

Prize Money

Comming soon…

Meals

Thursday 26 April 2018

17:30 – Everyone is invited to a Sundowner Cruise on Sakkie se Arkie (R120 per person – Light platters will be provided with a cash bar onboard. No own alcohol allowed.)

20:00 – Dinner (Pre-booked only @ R120 per person) at Oranje Rus Resort (GPS: 28°38’20.3″S 21°07’06.1″E)
Dinner will consist of “Potjie Kos” and freshly baked bread. But it will be by pre-booking only.
The “Chill Zone” tent will be availible from 20:00. Come and enjoy the local wines, Brandy & Gin, Craft Beer, Coffee Bar and  to set the tone for the next day we will be playing video clips and photo slides of previous races.

• We would prefer it if everyone could stay at Oranje Rus Resort or nearby in Kanoneiland, Keimoes or Upington. The reason for this, being all meals and entertainment will be at Oranje Rus for the evening of registration day and day 1.

Friday 27 April 2018

* Breakfast will not be provided. Each paddler will be responsible for their own breakfast.

11:00 – Lunch at Oranje Rus Resort and included for all entered paddlers (GPS: 28°38’20.3″S 21°07’06.1″E)
*Please make sure to have your red rubber armband when collecting your Lunch
*The “Chill Zone” tent will be available from 11:00 till 21:00

19:00 – Dinner (Pre-booked only @ R120 per person) at Oranje Rus Resort (GPS: 28°38’20.3″S 21°07’06.1″E)
Dinner will be a Pasta Party. But it will be by pre bookings only.
The “Chill Zone” tent will be available from 20:00, come and enjoy the local Wines, Brandy & Gin, Craft Beer, Coffee Bar and  to set the tone for the next day we will be playing movies and photo slides of previous races.

Saterday 28 April 2018

* Breakfast will not be provided. Each paddler will be responsible for their own breakfast.

11:00 – Lunch at Die Mas van Kakamas and included for all entered paddlers (GPS: 28°45’47.3″S 20°38’45.6″E)
*Please make sure to have your red rubber armband when collecting your Lunch
*The “Chill Zone” tent will be available from 11:00 till 21:00

14:30 – There will be a self drive trip to Augrabies Falls where local wines will be enjoyed at popular view points of the Gorge. Paddlers will be able to enjoy a light meal at the Augrabies Falls restaurant which will also give us an opportunity to view the Augrabies Falls at night when illuminated by spotlights.

The Green Kalahari

come and experience the northern cape

All queries regarding entries can be directed to:
Waldo van der Linde | cell: 072 184 9090
E-mail: info@stroke2max.com

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