Category Archives: South Africa

Barry Lewin Wins the My Gas Mouth 2 Mouth on his ‘BULLET’

Barry Lewin traveled up to Richards Bay on the weekend for the Mouth 2 Mouth. The race was run over a 40km downwind course from Richards Bay to Umtenzini in a light NE wind. Barry raced his blue ‘Bullet’ lite … Continue reading

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THE LONG AWAITED NEW SKI – (It will be named during this week)

The reason that it has taken so long, is that I had to shelve completing the molding midway through, in favor of completing a new lifesaving rescue craft, that was essential to complete important lifesaving orders for the start of this … Continue reading

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S.A. SINGLE AND DOUBLE SURFSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2011

The format of a 22 – 25km single ski race on a Saturday and a double ski race over the same distance the next day works for a number of reasons. It is not a killer physically. It gives clubs … Continue reading

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“New” Rescue Craft

Lifesaving clubs, wanting to be competitive have had competition racing rescue craft shaped and manufactured for them for a number of years. In recent years these have become 1) very expensive 2) Because they are expensive clubs do not use … Continue reading

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MARKS DIARY – WINTER SERIES – SCOTTBURGH CLASSIC – RACE 7

CANCELLED, due to very rough surf. This was such a pity but unavoidable unfortunately. I have said this before, but I really do not envy Billy Harker, who runs the series, when he has to make calls like that. I … Continue reading

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Mark’s Diary – Winter Series – Pirates Umhlanga Pirates

DURBAN WINTER SERIES – RACE 6 PIRATES – UMHLANGA – PIRATES (27KM) Well!, it’s the oldest surfski race in South Africa, and some things do not change. 27km is not far by any standards, but somehow this is always a … Continue reading

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Mark’s Diary – King of the Bay – Race 3

They say its “Tough at the top”. Man its tough anywhere in this race, with the flattest most sublime conditions imaginable. You know that you are in for a hard flat 8km grind insideDurbanHarbour, and with no wind at all, … Continue reading

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