24th October 2020

IN ASSOCIATION WITH OUR PRESENTING PARTNERS

Race Registration is between 4pm and 7pm friday 23rd October at Oceana. All skis must be placed in the boat pound in fri. No skis will be allowed onto the remises on race day

For all you need to know about Registration on Friday and Race day, including batches, click the button below. This is critical reading for all paddlers.

WE ARE SO VERY GRATEFUL TO RECEIVE AMAZING SUPPORT FROM THESE GREAT COMPANIES, CLUBS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

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CELEBRATE THE FREEDOM OF SURFSKI PADDLING BY TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE OF RACING AROUND SOUTH AFRICA’S SYMBOL OF FREEDOM – ROBBEN ISLAND.

The Prescient Freedom Paddle is a 27km race / paddle from Oceana Power Boat Club around Robben Island and back. On the 24th October 2020, line up and be a part of a race around one of the most iconic islands in the world.

ENTRIES ARE OPEN

The entry fee will increase as the event draws nearer.

This is a doubles event but enter now and team up later. Singles are welcome

R 490 early bird (Limited to 2019 paddlers) 29th July – 11 August 2019 – Goodie bag – Closed

R 690 12 August –  31 Jan 2020-Goodie bag – Closed

R 890 1 Feb – 30 September – Goodie bag (Now R640 due to R250 discount) - Closed

R 890 1 October – 10 October – No Goodie bag (Now R640 due to R250 discount) - Closed

R 1500 11 October – 15 October – Are you mad? But if you are desperate to race….. (No Goodie bag) - Closed

Late entries are an admin nightmare so please enter before 10 October and save a lot money and us the admin hassle. 

COVID-19

We have appointed Event Plan and Medics in Motion to assist with the entire event compliance and safety plan. CSA’s COVID-19 protocols are being followed and we have engaged with City Health and the National Health Department to ensure the event is compliant. The events application has been accepted for consideration by the City of Cape Town. We are being guided by the National Government and National Health Department COVID-19 regulations throughout the process and all measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of all participants and crew. At this time we are confident that the event will go ahead as planned, however, final confirmation can only be determined closer to the event in line with National Governments adjusted risk assessment protocols.

STEPS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE

PRESCIENT FREEDOM PADDLE

Do you have what it takes to tame the stormy oceans around Robben Island? Do you want to push yourself and find out where your limits are? This is a significant challenge so a few steps are required to prove your competence.

step 1

Learn to surfski

Join a local paddling club and become surfski proficient.

step 2

Become a registered paddler

Register with your local provincial canoe union and register with Canoeing South Africa

step 3

Enter The Freedom Paddle

Once you are experienced and fit enough, enter The Prescient Freedom Paddle

step 3

Rise to the challenge

Arrive on race day and enjoy an amazing day of paddling

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