Dabs Summer 'Pro'-Novice time trial


Thursday evening 8th December at Emmarentia Dam will be our last big time trial for the year! We will be running a 'Pro'-Novice 10km tt starting at 5.45pm.

The format is simple - experienced paddlers* to hop in k2's with novice/rookie** paddlers for 10 laps! All that the novice paddlers need to do is sign-up, everything else will be sorted by Marco who will pair everyone off, and the experienced paddlers will bring the boats (and paddles if needed), all other clubs are welcome to sign-up their own "Pro's" or "Novice's" to make up combos for the night!

*How do you classify as an experienced paddler? You've done plenty of dabs tt's and are happy to show a new paddler how it's done

**How do you classify as a novice/rookie paddler? You are new to the sport and keen to get involved

In order for this time trial to work we need sign-up from both the "Pro's" (experienced paddlers) and novice paddlers! Please message Marco ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Rob (robcrichton@gmailcom)

Join us for a lekker time trial to end off the year with a few beers in the club to celebrate afterwards!

 

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Liebenbergsvlei Canoe Marathon - Thanks

A big thanks to everyone who came out to support our Liebenbergsvlei Canoe Marathon this past weekend. The race was a great success. We had exactly 200 entries over the two days and 108 boats completed the two-day race. I think Mark Garden summed it up quite nicely when he said, "Great water, great mates and a thoroughly enjoyable weekend."

For results, photos, videos etc please check out our Facebook page. I encourage all of you to please like our page. If we want to continue to grow this race, we need to expose it to as many people as possible. And Facebook is an easy way to achieve this. Rob Crichton has done an excellent job and has put a lot of work into it. The page contains everything you need know about the race.

Also check out a ton of pics posted to GCU Facebook Page.

Some notable results from the weekend:

1st Siseko Ntondini (SCARC)

2nd Thulani Mbanjwa (LEM)

3rd Zonele Nzuza (SCARC)

 

1st Lady Bridgitte Hartley (NAT)

2nd Lady Holly Spencer (DAB)

 

1st U/16 Sibusiso Chwayi (SCARC)

1st K2 Keith Flemmer & Kelvin Byrnes (DAB) - 7th overall

1st K3 - Antje Manfroni & Anna Clifford Arwidi & Nigel Harvey (DAB) - 19th overall

Special thanks must go to Colin Wilson for his generous Euro Steel sponsorship. Grant Thiel & Brian Whillier, for organizing the Gara sponsorship and sweeping on Day 1. Meyer Steyn for marshalling, sweeping, doing the race briefing, starting the batches and just generally being a legend! And Rob Crichton, Rob Levick and Cornelius Human for all their help with the organizing.

Looking foward to next year!

Regards,

M-J

 

 

Results HASSC - 2016

Saturday's High Altitude Surf Ski Champs was a great event thanks to the 140 paddlers who turned out. The results, below, are essentially correct which is a major achievement in all that mayhem. Well done!! Thanks to Desiree and Lauren and Roy for sponsorship and Meyer for organising the finish.

BIG THANK YOU - All Sponsors.

Adreach and Brad the Fish and Steve for again backing the race. Don't only think pouches. numbers, SCARC support, raz-matazz and lots more.

FENN caps. Collectors item. Thanks Jim for organising

Carlo's Cocktails

Standard Bank for meals organised by Brad B

PLUSSSZ thanks Sean

Prizes from support from Sean Lupton-Smith from USA. See you here next year Sean!

Prizes from SET KAYAKS. Offered one paddle gave two! plus all the surf skis and support. Chad's the man!

Petrol for Wave Generators given by our Chairman.

Great behind the scenes support from Euro Steel aka Woodrow

Some pictures below:

Results:

1 HANK MCGREGOR KIN KZ [ 0:44:54.54K1]
2 DAVE HAMILTON-BROWN WAYNE JACOBS DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:44:58.37K2]
3 ANDY BIRKETT PETER OCONNOR NAT KZ DAB GA [ 0:46:19.9K2]
4 LUKE SYMONS MARCO MAGNI DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:47:27.07K2]
5 ETIENNE RAWLINSON MICHAEL-JOHN ROBB DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:47:32.50K2]
6 ALISTAIR JACKSON CORNELIS HUMAN DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:49:14.10K2]
7 SISEKO NTONDINI SOW GA [ 0:49:22.81K1]
8 NICHOLAS WEEKS TOMMY BOOTH ERK GA ERK GA [ 0:49:29.90K2]
9 BRADLEY FISHER SIFISO VINCENT CEBEKHULU DAB GA SOW GA [ 0:49:33.50K2]
10 NICOLAS OLDERT DAB GA [ 0:49:36.84K1]
11 BRIDGITTE HARTLEY SARAH ROBINSON NAT KZ DAB GA [ 0:49:40.00K2]
12 GREGORY SMITH MARTIN VAN DEN BERGH VIC GA JCC GA [ 0:49:47.86K2]
13 BRAD BREETZKE KEITH FLEMMER DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:49:48.41K2]
14 JAMES THORBURN THEO SMIT CEN GA CEN GA [ 0:50:08.63K2]
15 LOVEDAY ZONDI SOW GA [ 0:50:15.65K1]
16 TOM NGCOBO SOW GA [ 0:50:45.99K1]
17 ALEX MASINA JCC GA [ 0:50:50.67K1]
18 ALARIC PAGEL SEAN MARTIN DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:50:52.82K2]
19 MARK GARDEN DAB GA [ 0:51:36.70K1]
20 BARRY PAINTING DAB GA [ 0:51:37.39K1]
21 ZONELE NZUZA SOW GA [ 0:51:44.55K1]
22 TONY PURCHASE GRAHAM STEPHEN NEATE DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:51:56.33K2]
23 DEAN BURSCOUGH HARALD WATTRUS DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:51:56.92K2]
24 NKOSI MZOLO SOW GA [ 0:51:57.50K1]
25 CARLO NATALI JOE TORLAGE DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:52:02.96K2]
26 SEAN EVANS NAT KZ [ 0:52:06.98K1]
27 HERCULES SANDENBERGH KELVIN BYRES DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:52:47.14K2]
28 ROBERT CRICHTON DAB GA [ 0:52:52.55K1]
29 GRANT POLLOCK DAB GA [ 0:52:55.08K1]
30 RAOUL GOOSEN DAB GA [ 0:53:14.51K1]
31 COLIN Mussett DAB GA [ 0:53:18.90K1]
32 PHINEAS ZULU SOW GA [ 0:53:26.40K1]
33 GRAHAM HOLM DAB GA [ 0:53:26.50K1]
34 NICHOLAS WARREN DAB GA [ 0:54:07.18K1]
35 NEIL BARROW DAB GA [ 0:54:15.05K1]
36 SIMNIKIWE NTONDINI SOW GA [ 0:54:26.82K1]
37 CLAUDE NISH JOHN CUNNINGHAM DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:54:29.60K2]
38 PAOLO MAGNI DAB GA [ 0:54:35.05K1]
39 BRIAN LONGLEY DAB GA [ 0:54:39.46K1]
40 JIM DAVIES DAB GA [ 0:54:42.27K1]
41 JOHN BARROW DAB GA [ 0:55:08.99K1]
42 KOBUS FILMALTER WAT GA [ 0:55:31.58K1]
43 THULANI NGAMLANA SOW GA [ 0:55:32.45K1]
44 DANNY HANF DAB GA [ 0:55:41.55K1]
45 ANDREW MARCH WAYNE LAWRIE ZUL KZ ZUL KZ [ 0:55:47.90K2]
46 COLLEN GIBBS VIC GA [ 0:56:00.75K1]
47 CHAD ANDREWS DAB GA [ 0:56:02.25K1
48 ANDRE ZANDBERGH WAT GA [ 0:56:08.69K1]
49 GARY RALPH DAB GA [ 0:56:08.70K1]
50 CHRIS VAN DER MERWE KEVIN HUNT FLO GA FLO GA [ 0:56:24.70K2]
51 GUNTHER GRUNE CEN GA [ 0:56:32.55K1]
52 BRYAN SLATER DAB GA [ 0:56:37.72K1]
53 JARRYD BREEDS ERK GA [ 0:56:40.55K1
54 ANNA CLIFFORD ARWIDI DAB GA [ 0:56:47.15K1]
55 ROBERT LEVICK DAB GA [ 0:56:49.47K1]
56 LLOYDE HANSON DAB GA [ 0:56:51.69K1]
57 SIMON WILLMOTT DAB GA [ 0:57:12.86K1]
58 DAVID BROWNE DYLAN BROWNE DAB GA DAB GA [ 0:57:33.57K2]
59 FRANZ LOTTERING ERK GA [ 0:57:39.08K1]
60 DONOVAN ALHO ERK GA [ 0:58:17.77K1]
61 ANDREW COOPER DAB GA [ 0:58:20.40K1]
62 IAIN HUME DAB GA [ 0:58:50.00K1]
63 SINENHLANHLA LUDIDI SOW GA [ 0:58:52.15K1]
64 BREM PETERS DAB GA [ 0:59:10.29K1]
65 FRANK DABROWSKI DAB GA [ 0:59:12.27K1]
66 MEYER STEYN DAB GA [ 0:59:37.81K1]
67 MICHAEL HANEKOM DAB GA [ 1:00:05.77K1]
68 RYAN ZIERVOGEL WARREN ZIERVOGEL JCC GA JCC GA [ 1:00:13.54K2]
69 JASON HOWELL DAB GA [ 1:00:34.03K1]
70 SARAH EVANS DAB GA [ 1:00:58.85K1]
71 ROBERT MACFARLANE DAB GA [ 1:01:00.93K1]
72 PAUL ROBINSON DAB GA [ 1:01:02.82K1]
73 RIAN SMITH MIKE HUBBLE ZUL KZ ZUL KZ [ 1:01:13.64K2]
74 GRANT MORSHEAD ERK GA [ 1:01:26.67K1]
75 GORDON MALCOLM DAB GA [ 1:01:43.63K1]
76 SIMON SPOONER DAB GA [ 1:01:59.84K1]
77 PHIL DE GRAAF DAB GA [ 1:02:13.96K1]
78 NICHOLAS ERWEE DAB GA [ 1:02:20.23K1]
79 JAMES WILMOT DAB GA [ 1:02:22.80K1]
80 CONNOR ERWEE DAB GA [ 1:02:40.76K1]
81 JANET BARTLET DAB GA [ 1:02:51.56K1]
82 CLIVE EVANS DAB GA [ 1:02:56.77K1]
83 HUGH HAWARDEN DAB GA [ 1:03:08.95K1]
84 WILLEM BURGER DAB GA [ 1:03:42.98K1]
85 SANDILE HLONGWANE SOW GA [ 1:03:46.81K1]
86 ANDRE VAN STADEN NWU GA [ 1:04:29.07K1]
87 JASON BROWN DAB GA [ 1:05:43.53K1]
88 MATTHEW CRUICKSHANK DAB GA [ 1:06:10.79K1]
89 JONATHAN HOCH DAB GA [ 1:06:36.59K1]
90 CONNOR DAVIES DAB GA [ 1:07:40.32K1]
91 PAUL VAN HEERDEN DAB GA [ 1:08:06.80K1]
92 WILLEM VAN DER MERWE ALAN ROBB DAB GA DAB GA [ 1:08:09.27K2]
93 VAUGHN VAN DER MERWE DAB GA [ 1:08:25.31K1]
94 SCHALK VAN ZYL WAT GA [ 1:08:39.10K1]
95 DONAVAN PRETORIUS WAT GA [ 1:08:39.79K1]
96 CHRIS ROWE ERK GA [ 1:09:26.40K1]
97 ANTHONY WALD DAB GA [ 1:09:31.36K1]
98 ROY LYNN DAB GA [ 1:09:51.16K1]
99 CAROLINE POWER DAB GA [ 1:11:10.40K1]
100 DEAN CONRAD ERK GA [ 1:11:37.38K1]
101 MARCH STRAUSS DAB GA [ 1:11:39.11K1]
102 MARIETTE ZANDBERGH WAT GA [ 1:11:50.75K1]
103 TONY LIGHTFOOT DAB GA [ 1:12:03.30K1]
104 LUCA GOVETTO DAB GA [ 1:12:59.73K1]

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Gear Up, Paddle Up

Gear up, paddle up!

Join us for our summer intro to paddling series aimed at novice and intermediate paddlers. The series will be run over 4 weeks starting on 12th November for 4 consecutive Saturdays.

Saturday sessions will include the ‘Paddling ABC’s’ from 3pm-4pm and then from 4pm-5pm, just before the sun sets, we will run the ‘Emmarentia Paddler’ sessions building on the basics. All boats & paddles provided!

What will the series deliver?

• Everything you need to know about the paddling basics & a signed-off flat water proficiency

• Intro to Dabulamanzi canoe club and how to get involved / the lifestyle it offers

• Important tips about training and racing should you like to explore any further

The series will cost R600 person, and will cover any 3 of the 4 Saturday’s (ABC’s or intermediate). To book or for more information please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

See you on the water!

 

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Dabs Winter tt series 2016

ADD RESINS WINTER TIME TRIAL SERIES 2016

Attention paddlers far and wide, big and small, fast and not so fast!

In the words of the late Ned Stark “Winter is coming!” and with it brings the annual Dabulamanzi Winter Time Trial Series!!!

So it’s time clear your calendars and dust off those pogies to ensure that you don’t miss out!!! Details:

Where and when: Thursdays, 5:30pm, Dabulamanzi Canoe Cub, Emmarentia

What YOU need to do to Qualify: Brave the cold for 8 of the 13 Add Resins Winter Time Trials and you will be rewarded with an Add Resins Winter Time Trial CHILL CHEATER valued at R250.

NB Dates to remember:

Thursday 02/06/2016 First Time Trial of the Series

Thursday 23/06/2016 Winter Solstice 5km ProAM

Sponsored Bar Tab: Ttrumpet

Thursday 28/07/2016 Sponsored Bar Tab: Best

Thursday 25/08/2016 Last Time Trial of the Series

But most importantly there will ALWAYS be cheap drinks, good tunes and a warm fire to welcome you off the water!

The series will also present an opportunity to get some solid base training in for the Hansa Fish Canoe Marathon taking place in October; an event that requires stamina on the river and in the liver so don’t forget about the bar.

There will be pre printed lists to record times so please don’t forget be honest and to do this after each event!

Enjoy it! And if you have any queries or need assistance with a (canoeing) partner please do not hesitate to contact me:

Robert Levick

083 928 9496

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Thanks you to our sponsor Add Resins and Sub Sponsors Best and Ttrumpet.

 

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Nine Yards (June 2015)

Greetings to ALL Dabs Members,

It is the height of winter on the Highveld, but it’s pleasing to note this has not deterred members from attending the Thursday time-trials and enjoying the fire-side sherries and Glühwein.

-Congratulations

Well done to Dabs/Scarc members who excelled at the recent SA Marathon Champs at Camps Drift, PMB:

Dave Hamilton-Brown Gold K1 vets; Gold K2 vet

Brian Longley Gold K1 sub GG masters; Gold K2 sub GG masters

Nic Oldert Silver K1 sub G master; Gold K2 masters

Colin Wilson Gold K2 masters

Wayne Jacobs Silver K2 sub-vet

Nicole Smith Silver K2 U18

Sibusiso Chwayi Silver K1 U16; Gold K2 U16

Tinyiko Mahwayi Bronze K1 U12

Nicholas Erwee Bronze K1 U10

Good luck to members going to World Champs in Hungary under the (grand)fatherly eye of Steve Jourdan. Congratulations also to Graham Paull, who will represent South Africa at the Paracanoe World Champs in Milan, Italy during August

-The dreaded Egyptian Geese

Due to the public’s insistence on feeding these birds, their population has swelled to the detriment of other smaller water birds, as well as the state of our jetties and lawns. The other banks and grass have also been damaged. We are investigating humane ways of restricting their growth, but will welcome any suggestions.

-Up-coming Events

Thursday 9 July: The Scarc/Dabs TT where every K2 has one Dabs member and one Scarc member.

Saturday 15 August: One day Canoe Concepts Liebenbergsvlei race.

Week-end 5 & 6 September: Two day Liebenbergsvlei race. Can also be done as one dayer on either date.

Winter Series: June, July and August. The first couple have been well attended, so keep up your training and avoid the mid-winter spread! Complete 8 out of 12 Thursday time-trials and qualify for an awesome Dabs branded thermal top, thanks to Ttrumpet, Sealy Mattress Gallery and Canoe Concepts. There is enough time to start now and still qualify!

-Berg Marathon

This iconic race is from 14 to 18 July. To many (including yours truly) this is a “once only”, to others it’s a “not to be missed”. We wish all the following a great race through the Cape wine lands. May the river be full, the wind at your back (fat chance…) and the sun shine!

Andile Nyanga

Cornelis Human

Etienne Rawlinson

Hercules Sandenberg

MJ Robb

Phineas Zulu

Sipho Qoko

Siseko Ntondini

Watch out for the Dabs prodigy, Brandon v d Walt.

-Surfski

There are more than a dozen of us Dabs members doing the Mauritius Ocean Classic early in July. Hopefully we can overcome the stress and physical demands of a remote island over-run with Aussies! Commodore O’Connor reminds us of the following ski info:

Durban Downwind Series happening every weekend at the moment This series culminates in a world cup event 11 or 12 July (wind dependent) Scottburgh 2 Brighton is over weekend of 18/19 July (wind dependent) Gauteng Champs will be 14 & 15 November in East London

-Membership and Admin

Orcillia will be on leave from 2nd to 23rd July. Lucian will provide a skeleton service from 9 am to 1 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings in the intervening three weeks. Please note that members who have kindly provided payment but not forms or vice versa; your tags have not been updated, and boat stickers have not been issued.

To those boat-rack squatters, we advise you of a pending boat auction – you have been warned.

-Dabs Paddling Top

Members are reminded that it is compulsory to participate in club colours for all races. Chad Andrews of Canoe Concepts has designed a great new Dabs paddling top. Please make an effort to get one soon. There is a special price (R390 vs R450) on offer if you pre-order yours now.

-Car Guards (repeated for benefit of those who missed it – you know who you are)

Please remember to tip Patrick and Johannes. They provide a selfless service, and have been active in apprehending thieves. A guide is R8 to R10 for 90 minutes, or R120 per month, but all small change helps.

NB: Do NOT “hide” your keys while paddling. The thieves are way ahead of your cleverness.

Yours in paddling,

Tony Purchase

 

"A man can drive 100 miles in a car, but if he paddles 1 mile in a canoe he will be much further from where he started​"

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Dabs/Scarc Dinner Dance

Dabulamanzi Scarc dinner dance and awards evening

Theme: Bedazzled top hat

Dress to impress

Date: Friday 28th October

Venue: Marks Park Bowling club

Time: 6:30 for 7:00 until late

Cost: R250 for adults, R175 kids

To get your tickets, please contact Sarah Evans This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Dabs AGM - March 2016

NOTICE of 36th AGM 2016

DATE: THURSDAY, 31 MARCH 2016

VENUE: DABULAMANZI CANOE CLUB

TIME: 19.00

All paid-up members are welcome to attend.

DABS COMMITTEE MEMBERS Nominations welcome!

Download forms here:

- AGENDA

- Proxy

- Minutes AGM March 2015

 

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