A number of photos by Chris Hitchcock and Jacques Marais are included here. There are also links to their albums on Facebook.
The Expedition Africa 500km adventure started Monday morning at 07:00 at the Old Harbour in the picturesque town of Hermanus in the Western Cape. Due to bad weather the first sea paddle-leg was cancelled.
Not much difference overnight to the top three places; it is still Cyanosis, Merrell and Accelerate (UK) jostling for position.
Expedition Africa starts on Monday at 07h00. Reports are that the wind has been howling although temperatures are warm. Organiser Heidi Muller says they’ll decide at 05h00 whether the sea paddle will take place as the swell is up and conditions on the water are unpleasant.
Monday sees the start of South Africa’s first expedition-length adventure race for almost three years. 21 teams from across the country and one international team, from the United Kingdom, will descend on the picturesque Western Cape coastal town of Hermanus for the non-stop, 500km race, Expedition Africa.
Lisa de Speville interviews Team Cyanosis’ Clinton Mackintosh (captain) and Nicholas Mulder (navigator) on www.AR.co.za about their team for Expedition Africa, which starts in four days, competition, expectations for a ‘Heidi and Stephan’ course and navigational considerations in the Western Cape.
The first big race of 2011, the Expedition Africa Adventure Race, is just four days away and Team Cyanosis are ready to race! The team, comprising of Clinton Mackintosh, Nathan Thompson, Jane Swarbreck and Nicholas Mulder have completed their final preparations and packing…