X Lakes Summer update: Boat switch allowed after first paddle leg

When I initially considered entering X Lakes Summer, one of the queries I had was if we would be able to use different boats on different legs. The original ruling was no. This has now been changed. I think in light of the nature of the race it would be best if this new ruling were the standard rule for the race!

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Authorities continue to suppress reporting of crime in TMNP?

In the last week alone I have heard of two attempted muggings in Table Mountain National Park: a mountain biker in Tokai, and a trail runner along the Pipe-Track. As the year ends and tourist season reaches it’s peak, the additional (and mostly less wary) tourists offer rich pickings for the criminal element.

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DownWind Dash

The DownWind Dash is held on Wednesday’s, and is a paddle from Milnerton Lighthouse to Big Bay Blouberg in downwind conditions (when Cape Town’s prevailing summer South Easter is blowing). Mastering downwind paddling seems to be the aspect of the sport that paddlers seem to aspire to, and it certainly is not as easy as you might think it would be. The reward when getting it right is a thrilling ride which will keep any ocean-lover coming back for more!

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