Well I know Alexa said it would start  from the beginning of September, but with Breede and being sick I have kind of
delayed it for a week.
The Cape Challenge is an iconic race that takes place on the 19 December this year, it used to be a biannual event alternating with the Port Elizabeth to East London Surf Ski Race (Southern Shamaal) but with the growing popularity of Surf Ski Paddling and the demand to do the race it now runs annually.
The race was first held in 1980 and won by legendary Fish Hoek Lifesaver Peter Creese.
The race itself is from Scarborough on the Western shores of Cape Point to Fish Hoek on the Eastern shores,with totalling a distance of 50km.
Last year 196 paddlers finished the race in ideal conditions.
My aim with this is to put together a programme for the next 14 weeks leading up to the challenge to give you the paddler a guideline of what is needed to complete this race, it will be aimed  at paddlers wanting to comfortably finish the race.
Bearing in mind that the race takes place around one of the great Sea Land marks anywhere in the world and can be very unforgiving, and with whatever wind is blowing one leg will be into the wind and one leg downwind you need to really prepare for all conditions and be comfortable in all conditions.
So here goes week 1 of 14 (brushing of the winter cobwebs)

Mon 14 Sept: Easy 10km paddle
Tues 15 Sept: Time Trial 10 km (if your clubs tt is on a different day swap days)
Wed 16 Sept: Rest
Thur 17 Sept: Warm Up 10 min
         4 x 10min ( 2min rest between)
         Warm Down 10 min
Fri 18 Sept : Rest
Sat 19 Sept: 1hr 30 Sea paddle (get a group together, do an out and back paddle, remember all safety equipment)          Sun 20 Sept: 10 km Down wind paddle.

Good luck
PS if anyone wants to cotact me with relevent questions please do so through the site.

Cape Point as viewed from Soth Western Reefs