Hotly contested surfski race in Richards Bay

Mike Stevens and Hugo Stewart (near) working hard to keep a narrow lead from Craig Sparks and Benjamin Stewart

THE third race of the Kenart Autumn Surfski Series was sponsored by Vimba Alu-dor and was a doubles event that encouraged experienced paddlers to team up with novices.

The course started in the Richards Bay harbour and included beaching at Newark and the Caravan Park.

This made for a hotly contested and eventful race, as can be seen by the results.

Paddlers working hard during the race were Kevin Dicks, Grant Lawrie (far), Brian Smith, Brian Heathfield (middle) and Jacques Venter and Lindane Dube
PHOTOS: Dave Savides

Results

1 Andy March and Wayne Lawrie 58:02, 2 Stretch Struwig and Megan Scrase 58:03 and 3 Jacques Venter and Lindane Dube 58:05.

Short course result which took place within the confines of the harbour
1 Thomas vd Merwe 52:08 and 2 Andre Schutte 61:23.

Second placed team mates Stretch Struwig and Megan Scrase (front) lead overall winners Andy March and Wayne Lawrie

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Richard Springorum
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