Through the generosity of sponsors Lovemore Bros, Parklane Superspar, ER24, Pastel Screen Printers and our teams of volunteers we have been able to confirm that the 2017 Non-Stop Dusi will be held on Friday 3 March 2017.
The race is unlike any other canoe race. No logistical assistance is offered by the organisers and participants are totally dependent upon themselves and their seconds. Participation is entirely at the paddlers own risk.
In view of the arduous nature of the event and the risks involved the organisers do not encourage participation. It is suggested that only proficient and experienced canoeists who are possessed of an extremely high level of fitness should consider entering.
The important news is that a water release from Henley dam has been confirmed. As with the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon we do NOT expect a water release from Inanda dam due to the drought.
Please note the following important points with regard to times:
The Non-Stop Dusi will start at 05:15 (15 minutes earlier than in the past)
Cut-off times will be as follows:
09:00 Finger Neck
14:00 Inanda dam wall takeout
17:30 Pump House weir
These cut-offs will be strictly enforced. Paddlers who do not make the cut-offs timeously may not under any circumstances continue paddling. In order to have the result recorded paddlers must complete the event by 19:30 at the finish at Blue Lagoon in Durban.
Commemorative bottles of wine will be given to all finishers courtesy of Parklane Superspar.
A few further points for noting are:
• No person under the age of 18 will be allowed to participate.
• It is recommended that no ladies should paddle unaccompanied.
• Paddlers, seconds and spectators are requested to respect farmers’ property and the local population.
Normal entry procedures apply with entry forms and indemnity forms available on www.nonstopdusi.co.za
For more information check out www.nonstopdusi.co.za or contact Mary at 033-3421528.