Well another solid week under the belt, this week will be slightly easier, so that those going to race in Knysna can be fresh and ready.
Last Saturday, my long training paddle must go down as one of my top 10 paddles ever. We got in at Buffels Bay( the old half way stop of the Cape Point Challenge) paddled into a strong SE wind to Cape Point( about 6km) turned and ran downwind to Fish Hoek ( 26km 2nd half of the CPC) and what runs we had.

Getting in at Buffels, with Cape point in the Background.
The reason for talking about this paddle is that the 1st half from Cape point to millers( 14km) is the 3rd quarter of the race and is the most technical, the wind comes over your right shoulder pushing you towards the land and it is very easy to end up in the bay before millers (Smits) and have to paddle side on to millers before you can go downwind again to Fish Hoek.The trick here is to use the boat speed when catching the run to keep turn out and as you are loosing momentum turn in again thus Zig Zagging to Millers, hard work but much faster.
Millers is very distinguishable from Cape Point as it is where the road starts to climb up to Smits, so use that as your marker and try to pass right next to the Millers Rock as this is the perfect line and lets you do the last stretch to FH straight downwind.

View from Elsies Peak( mountain above FH) last Satwith Cape point and Hangklip on th otherside of False Bay in the Backgroung.(Check the Runs)
Week 9
Mon 9th Nov ; REST
Tues 10th Nov : Time Trial
Wed 11th Nov : WU, 2 x 4min, 3 x 3min,4 x2min, 5 x 1min (hard 1min between int,2min between sets)
Thur 12th Nov : WU 4 x 2000m, bunch,hard,long rest.
Fri 13th Nov : Drive Knysna.
Sat 14 Nov ; Easy paddle in the morning 30min( good loosen), race at midday
Sun 15 Nov : REST drive back
Good luck, paddling out through the Knysna heads has got to be one of the most spectacular sights around.