The Hansa 5 Beaches was postponed due to the massive swell that hit the Natal coastline. Instead, Billy Harker from surfski.co.za held a 2 lap 20km race from Marine. Good call for safety, but pretty boring for us to paddle. Better than a broken boat though!
Race was ok, had a hard training week, so felt a bit flat during the first lap. that got better, but unfortunately a head wind picked up, making the last 3km’s uncomfortable. Finished 3rd in the Mens B-Grade, and 1st in the women’s event ahead of Donna Winter, in 89% of Matt Bouman’s time, my best so far.
There was a nice picture in the Natal Mercury (Anthony Grote.com).
Thoroughly enjoying the Natal winter, and my new digs.