New date for Mouth 2 Mouth pad­dle

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO SPORT - Larry Bent­ley

OW­ING to un­favourable weather con­di­tions, the Zu­l­u­land Kayak Club (ZKC) made a late call last week to post­pone the iconic Mouth2Mouth, 40km down­wind race to Satur­day, 17 Novem­ber..

ZKC Surf­ski Of­fi­cer, Wade French says, ‘The call had to be made, be­lieve it or not, de­spite us Zu­l­u­lan­ders also want­ing a gnarly down­wind pad­dle.

‘How­ever, for the safety of the pad­dlers, and based on opin­ions pro­vided by nu­mer­ous highly re­spected lo­cals and safety per­son­nel, the call was made to post­pone.’

The club is eager to keep the ground swell pump­ing and will keep the hype go­ing as the new date draws near.

Bell Equip­ment is the new main spon­sor of the event and each pad­dler will re­ceive a race gar­ment.

French says the ZKC hopes to have the class that the Dur­ban pad­dlers bring to the event and are look­ing for­ward to host­ing an­other suc­cess­ful, ‘proper’ surf­ski race.

En­try forms are avail­able on www.zkc.co.za

Craig Web­ster and Sipho Qoko (hid­dden) fin­ish­ing 24th over­all in a time of 2:52:02.89 in the 2016 race

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