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N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon

 
Date : 20 January 2018
Province : Kwazulu Natal
Location : Castleburn, Drak Gardens Road, Underberg - Hopewell Farm, 2nd Coleford Road, Underberg
Entries Close : 16 January 2018
Starting Time : 08:00
Late Entries : No
Timed By : KNCU
ROAG Registration : No
Event Website : http://www.drak.co.za/



MORE INFO:

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ADDED YOUR CSA/PADDLER NUMBER TO YOUR ROAG PROFILE AS YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND PROFICIENCY IS CHECKED AGAINST THIS NUMBER! 

ADDITIONAL RACE OPTION: 

A new race option for the K2 has been added this year. This race options allows for the K2 paddlers to paddle in two K1's on Day 1 and then in a K2 on day two. 

HOW TO ENTER FOR THIS RACE:

1.) To enter for the N3TC Drak Challenge, the first step is acquiring a ROAG number (if you don’t already have one). If you are entering the K2 or K3 race, then ALL paddlers will need a ROAG number. The reason for this is because it is imperative for the organisers of this race to have your necessary details. To sign up with ROAG takes 1 minute and is FREE! Click here to register now: https://www.roag.co.za/Register.aspx

 2.) Once signed up, you can log into your ROAG account by clicking here: https://www.roag.co.za/Login.aspx  (Existing members can click here to enter). 

 3.) Once logged in, click on ENTER NOW!

4.) PLEASE NOTE: The ROAG System interacts with the CanoeSA database to ensure that each paddler is AR proficient and has paid their fees for the year. We determine this by checking your CSA/Paddler No on your ROAG profile against your CSA/Paddler Nummber in the CanoeSA database. This database is sent to us once a week and is uploaded onto our system. If you have any queries regarding your proficiency / fees, please email info@roag.co.za / events@roag.co.za

5.) Once the system has recognized your proficiency and has confirmed you have paid your fees for the year, you will be able to continue with your entry. 

6.) To add your entry to the cart, please click the blue tab labelled ADD RACE ENTRY. If you are entering the K2 event, you will need to replace your ROAG number (in the ROAG number tab) with your partners number to add them to your ‘team’. You should have two ROAG numbers in the box. You will then click on ADD TEAM ENTRY. 

7.) You can then proceed to checkout and elect to pay via EFT or credit card. 


PLEASE NOTE:

The ROAG database interacts with the CanoeSA database to check proficiency / CSA registration. PLEASE ensure that your CSA number on the CanoeSA database matches your CSA number on your ROAG profile! 

The Wattle Clearing Donation

Please add a donation of either R25, R50 or R100 to your cart during the online entry process. 


 DRAK CHALLENGE RACE PRICES: 


Pre Entry Fee (Per Person)

Entries Close: Wednesday, 10th of January at 6pm.

Late Entry Fee (Per Person)

Entries Close: Wednesday, 17th of January at 6pm.

Junior (13-17 years)

               R 430

R580

Senior (18 + years)

               R 700

R850


DRAK CHALLENGE START TIMES


Saturday, 21st Jan

               08:00

Sunday, 22nd Jan

               07:00



REGISTRATION: 

Registration 1

Date: 19/01/2018 (Friday)

Time: 14:00-21:00

Venue: Underberg Country Club


Registration 2

Date: 20/01/2018 (Saturday)

Time:  18:00-20:00

Venue: Underberg Country Club

 Paddlers who do not register on Friday must go straight to start of the race and will be checked in at the boat pounds. Goody bags must then be collected at Underberg Country Club on Saturday 20th of Jan between 18h00 to 20h00 only. Goody bags/race garments cannot be collected on Sunday.


RACE RULES:

1. The race is for K1 canoes which conform in all ways to CSA specifications. Racing rules are those of CSA as well as the local rules applicable on the day. K2 entries are also accepted.

2. All advertising must be in accordance with CSA rules.

3. The race committee’s decision will be final & the club, or the committee, accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, or death resulting from the race. The race committee has the authority to cancel the race or change the venue should conditions justify it, and to enforce the wearing of helmets and life jackets. Their decision will be final. In the event of the race being cancelled, no refunds will be made. The organisers warn that details are subject to change at short notice subject to conditions.

4. Competitors must obey all instructions from the race marshals. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.


RACE INFORMATION:

When, Where & Course

Day 1 – Saturday 20th of January 2018, 08h00 Start at Castleburn bridge to Swartberg bridge 26km, there are no compulsory portages. 

Day 2 – Sunday 21st of January 2018, 07h00 Start at Swartberg Bridge to Hopewell farm, 39km. Depending on water conditions certain weirs/rapids may be made at compulsory portages. 


REFUND POLICY:

Please be advised that it is the policy of the event organisers not to refund your entry! However, should one not be able to do the race a complimentary entry into the 2019 N3TC Drak Challenge will be offered (after a valid explanation of your withdrawal from the race has been approved by the event organisers).


PRIZES & PRIZE-GIVING:

Prize-Giving will take place at Race finish on Hopewell farm at 12h00. Prizes predominantly for K1 paddlers. Lucky draw for K1 at end of prize-giving (you have to be there to win). Race memento for all finishers.


DRAK BATCH (G):

Proceeds to go towards Pevensey Place. 

The Drak Batch G purchase is R300 PER PADDLER!

Please follow the following steps to purchase the Drak Batch G start:

1. Once the window has opened below race purchase is event purchase.

2. Click on the drop down menu under the heading Event Purchases, where it reads choose.

3. Select and add the Drak Batch G purchase to your cart. 


MEALS: 

Meals will be available at the Underberg Country Club as follows: 

Friday night from 17:00-21:00

Saturday afternoon/dinner from 17:00 onwards. 


SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY:

Marquee at Underberg Country Club 18h00 till late. Live music, cash bar & food available. 


General enquiries: info@drak.co.za


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