Good day, Paddlers,

We have just bludgeoned our way through some of the coldest weeks we’ve had for many years, so I imagine you are mostly reading this from a point of mild interest only, as opposed to itching to get stuck in.

Never the less, there’s still plenty to do on the paddling front, and by the time you’ve read this and one more Dabs Mailer, there will be no more avoiding your spring comeback.
So start getting your mind around paddling, and read on……

Liebenbegsvlei entries are opening on Wednesday!

Check it out on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Liebenbergsvlei/

Support your club’s race, but also, see how awesome it is, and close to home. Less pink ticketage, more time with the family, and just as much fun as any other canoe race.

Dam Wall Clean-up

Thank you very much to the dedicated souls who pitched up to help with this. The turn out was as surprising and welcome as a warm breeze.

Your club salutes you!

From the Transvaal Navy Commodore (as to the point as ever)

DOLPHIN COAST
18 19 Aug
Great qualifier
I know Mark Garden and Tex and Gary are committed

TURTLE TOUR
19 20 21 October
Commit now
This is the only Dabs organised ocean race
You’ll kick yourself if you don’t

MOUTH TO MOUTH
20 Oct
GREAT RACE if you are getting married on 19 Oct and can’t do Turtle Tour

MPS 4DAY CHALLENGE
24 to 28 Oct
180 km
Downwind
Warm KZN water
Ideal qualifier

PETER MARLIN
3 4 November
East London
Dabs and Gauteng fun weekend away. Gauteng’s opportunity to fly our flag

PE2EL
5 6 7 8 December
The ultimate challenge
Commitments from 4 Dabs crews
You know you want to!
This is a proper test. Mere mortals must commit now and prepare properly.
If you sit on the fence you will have to wait until 2020 (when the wind is against you).

CAPE POINT
15 Dec
Iconic

Yes it is very busy and you can not do everything. So sift through the programme. Get a partner. Get off the fence. Choose your races. Commit. !!

DABULAMANZI DERAKANE DASH WINTER SERIES 2018, sponsored by Add Resins.

Attention again paddlers.. It gives Rob Levick great pleasure (he’s easy to please) to announce that the winter series is back and with the change of season comes a change in name…  The Dabulamanzi Derakane Dash Winter Series! In 2016 we had the Chill Cheaters… In 2017 we had the dry bags – both of these are the envy of every South African, if not the world’s paddling community… With this in mind 2018’s prize promises to Trump both of these and so he urges the paddlers and socialites alike to clear their calendars from June to August so that they don’t miss out!!!

Watch this space as well as the club for further details!

Special thanks to our sponsor Add Resins, without whom this event would not be possible.

Time to think about losing that winter condition…..