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Expedition Africa Information

Expedition Concept

EXPEDITION CONCEPT

  • Expedition Africa is part of the Adventure Racing World Series http://arworldseries.com/

  • Adventure racing is a multi-discipline endurance sport where competitors compete in teams, navigating from control point to control point in a number of disciplines.

  • Disciplines include: mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, rope work and orienteering. Teams are expected to navigate using a map and landmarks. Teams must be able to operate in harsh remote environments in all weather conditions.

  • Teams travel through day and night, they can decide if, when and where to rest.

  • The first team to complete all the Expedition legs and visiting all the control points will be declared the winner.

  • Teams are required to complete the entire Expedition distance together (always within hearing and visual distance of each other), helping and assisting each other.

  • Teamwork and team dynamics are essential. A detailed understanding of your team mates and your own capabilities is essential.

  • See the video and photo section for live footage and images of past Expedition Africa's

Find a Team

FIND A TEAM

If you want to join an existing team, create a new team or are looking for members to fill up your team, contact us at bio@netactive.co.za and we will list your contact details below.

  • Riaan Potgieter, Western Cape, Tel. 0836468714,  Very experienced athlete, riaanp@dekeur.co.za

  • Bruno Rey, Male, France, Very experienced racer. Contact: advtrey01@aol.com

  • Ben Giliomee, Male, 21 years old. Contact: benjamingiliomee@gmail.com

  • Gareth Arnold, looking to join a Johannesburg based team. I have completed Double Moon, numerous Ironmen and I'm an accomplished mountaineer. Tel: 082 873 1833 Contact: gareth.a.arnold@gmail.com

Team Media and Volunteers

TEAM MEDIA:

It is recommended that each team bring along their own media person.

This is ideal if a team wants to maximize coverage of their progress during this adventure. 

Team Media needs sufficient credentials and reach to qualify as Team Media.  

Contact Heidi for applications:  heidi@kinetic-events.co.za.

The team media person is required to set up and manage a team Facebook page as well as individual Facebook pages and all other social media platforms. A post event report on social media reach will be required.

Our course design takes into account route accessibility to the media to ensure you can capture and share the most captivating images and stories to the world.

Own transport is compulsory and all food and drink is for own account

Internet connectivity can be achieved by buying a internet data card. 

A standard waiver need to be signed at media briefing by all media persons to ensure no information is shared to the teams. 

We can offer you:

  • Team media will share accommodation with team. During the event media can sleep at transitions. If you want to sleep at more remote areas, your own tent is recommended.

  • Set of maps and attendance to media briefing.

  • Event garment.

  • Awards ceremony dinner.

VOLUNTEERS

  • The best way to be part of the race if you cannot participate yourself is to become a volunteer.

  • If you are interested please contact Heidi - 082 564 6468 or mail at heidi@kinetic-events.co.za

  • Volunteers just need to reach the registration venue on their own cost.

  • Volunteers will receive a race garment.

  • Accommodation will be provided. Specific details to be provided on request.

  • Come and be part of this adventure.

Online Entry and Entry Procedure

ONLINE ENTRY

  • Click here >>   

ENTRY PROCEDURE

  1. A completed online entry form with at least one team member details to secure a provisional entry.    

  2. There is 50 team spots available for Expedition Africa 2018.    

  3. Closing date for entries 19 March 2018. An on-line entry and full payment required before this date.     

  4. Accommodation will be allocated as entry is completed and fully paid. See Host resorts tab.    

  5. Teams may pay via EFT or with a PayPal transfer. If you want to make use of PayPal, let us know and we will mail you a payment request. A 5% handling fee will be added to a PayPal payment.    

  6. E-Mail proof of payment to bio@netactive.co.za     

  7. Team member substitutions can still be made until 30 April 2018. No charge for the substitutions.

ENTRY FEE

R 44 000 - per team of four

R 30 000 - per team of two.

R = South African Rand

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES

  • A full service Expedition Adventure which forms part of the Adventure Racing World Series.

  • 4 nights accommodation in our various host resorts. Friday 18 May, Saturday 19 May, Friday 25 May, Saturday 26 May. See Host resorts tab for details.

  • Team Logistical support.

  • An Expedition Africa garment and a race Bib

  • Awards ceremony dinner.

  • Kayaks and paddles for the team.

  • Kayak bag.

  • Re-supply boxes.

  • Cardboard cycle boxes. (if needed)

  • Spot Live tracking of teams progress.

  • Medical backup.

BANKING DETAILS 

South African Bank Details: (South African Rand Account)

  • S. Muller
  • Standard Bank 
  • Bank branch code 001255
  • Rivonia Road,  Johannesburg, 2128
  • Account number 420 104 496
  • Swift code SBZAZAJJ
  • Bank phone number: 0860 101 341
  • Receiver details: S Muller. 10 Lindsay Lane, Rivonia, Gauteng 2128

International Bank details: (UK Pounds account)

  • H Muller
  • Barclays International
  • Current Account
  • IBAN: GB82BARC20267573719979
  • Swift code: BARCGB22
  • Account no: 73719979
  • Sort code: 202675
  • 25 Circular Road, Eagle Court, Douglas, IoM, IM99 1RH

    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

    Teams may cancel their entry at any stage by e-mailing the event organizers. No refunds are applicable at any stage.

    • Teams are not permitted to transfer their fees paid to future editions of Expedition Africa if they are not able to make this edition of the event.
    • Teams are permitted to transfer or sell their entry to another team if available. This will be a transaction between the teams. Teams must notify Expedition Africa as soon as possible in the case of a team entry being transferred or sold.

    • If two teams do not have sufficient members and decide to join together, this will be strictly considered as one team cancelling their entry. Refund policy will be as stated above, no exceptions.

    • If the race is cancelled due to acts of god, natural disasters, terrorism or other reasons etc., the organizers will make every effort to refund as much of the entry fee as possible to all teams. However, all teams should be aware that any refunds will be made after event costs have been taken into consideration. Given the high number of fixed costs associated with organizing the race teams should also be aware that any refund is likely to be minimal. The race will not be re-scheduled.

    Team Format and Teams Entered

    TEAM FORMAT

    • Teams of 4 members of any combination - (males and/or females)

    • Teams of 2 members of any combination - (males and/or females)

    • Only mixed teams of four with at least one member being female will be eligible for the free entry at the Adventure Racing World Championship in Reunion November 2018.

    TEAMS 

    1.  TEAM POWERBAR SWISS EXPLORERS

    1. Francky David - Switzerland
    2. Susan Tschappat - Switzerland
    3. Frank Krauchi - Switzerland
    4. Julien Samson - Switzerland

    2. TEAM NEVAREST JABBERWOCK

    1. Janneke Leask - South Africa
    2. Cobus van Zyl - South Africa
    3. Craig Metherell - South Africa
    4. Ruan vd Merwe - South Africa

    3. TEAM ROGUE X

    1. Rick Mcbee - U.S.A.
    2. Ben Brown - U.S.A.
    3. Hollis Brake - U.S.A.
    4. Jen Tucker - U.S.A.

    4. TEAM LICKETY SPILT

    1. William Cairns - South Africa
    2. Sanet Theron - South Africa
    3. Jaco Cromhout - South Africa
    4. Grant Frewen - South Africa

    5. TEAM TUMBLEWEEDS

    1. Damon de Beer - South Africa
    2. Leanne Mills - South Africa
    3. Clive o'Sullivan - Ireland
    4. TBC - South Africa

    6. TEAM NSP SPORTS

    1. Franco Olivier - South Africa
    2. Johan Olvier - South Africa
    3. Jacqui Koep - South Africa
    4. TBC - South Africa

    7. TEAM ENDURANCE LIFE UK

    1. Gary Davies - United Kingdom
    2. Tom - United Kingdom
    3. Phil Scarf - United Kingdom
    4. Natalie Taylor - United Kingdom

    8. TEAM CASTLE LITE DSV

    1. Adrian Saffy - South Africa
    2. Craig Powell - South Africa
    3. Garth Peinke - South Africa
    4. Tracey Cambell - South Africa

    9. TEAM SLUMMIES

    1. Michelle Powell - South Africa
    2. Troy Sims - South Africa
    3. Michelle Schlebusch - South Africa
    4. Fjord Jordaan - South Africa

    10. TEAM DAR DINGLE

    1. Noel O'Leary - Ireland
    2. Ailise Deane - Ireland
    3. Caroline Bullard - United Kingdom
    4. Kevin O'Brien - Ireland

    11. TEAM BLOED EN OMO

    1. Abel vd Merwe - South Africa
    2. Nico Labuschagne - South Africa
    3. TBC - South Africa
    4. Jan Bezuidenhout - South Africa

    12. TEAM AGDE RAID ADVENTURE

    1. Sabrina Maurette - France
    2. Jean-Philippe Ferrier-Lafargue - France
    3. Anthony Diaz - France
    4. Ludivic Maillard - France

    13. TEAM NYAMEZELA

    1. Peter van Ketz - South Africa
    2. Kim van Ketz - South Africa
    3. Misty Weyer - South Africa
    4. Dylan Weyer - South Africa

    14. TEAM PARALLEL

    1. Ronald Jessop - South Africa
    2. Guy McKechnie- South Africa
    3. Leo Sorenson - South Africa
    4. Ingrid Peens - South Africa

    15. TEAM NAMAQUA 

    1. Riaan Combrinck - South Africa
    2. Maretha Combrinck - South Africa
    3. Alwyn Maass - South Africa
    4. Danie van Aswegen - South Africa

    16. TEAM PLETT ADVENTURE RACERS

    1. Drew Scott - South Africa
    2. Petrus Maree - South Africa
    3. Andrew Damp - South Africa
    4. Sarah Hearn - South Africa

    17. TEAM THE SURVIVORS

    1. Donovan Sims - South Africa
    2. Sakkie Meyer - New Zealand
    3. Angie Austin - South Africa
    4. Frankie Sanders - New Zealand

    18. TEAM MERRELL MENTORED

    1. TBC
    2. TBC
    3. TBC
    4. TBC

    19. TEAM MATES

    1. Pieter Holtzhauzen - South Africa
    2. Vanessa Fisher - South Africa
    3. Rentia Retief - South Africa
    4. Simon Marincowitz - South Africa

    20. TEAM BLACK DIAMOND

    1. James Lea-Cox - South Africa
    2. Ryan van Niekerek - South Africa
    3. Nicci van Niekerk - South Africa
    4. TBC

    21. TEAM REMANSO VALERIO SJ

    1. Gonzalo Emigdio Beristain - Argentina
    2. Adrian Fernando ghiglione - Argentina
    3. Fernando Jose Ramella - Argentina
    4. Gabriela Elena Santamare - Argentina

    22. TEAM KING PRICE

    1. Nic Viviers - South Africa
    2. Cor Kraamwinkel - South Africa
    3. Wynand van Vuuren - South Africa
    4. Bredell Roux - South Africa

    23. TEAM CHARNAS

    1. Stijn Laenen - South Africa
    2. Kevin Reeves - South Africa
    3. John Edwards - South Africa
    4. TBC

    24. TEAM BLOED EN OMO OVERCOMERS

    1. Daryl Wittstock - South Africa
    2. Nolan Lottering - South Africa
    3. TBC
    4. TBC

    25. TEAM NATUURKOMPANIET PIONEERS

    1. Johan Lilja - Sweden
    2. Sue Thunstrem - Sweden
    3. Tommy Ivarsson - Sweden
    4. Tobbe Palm - Sweden

    26. TEAM RUSTPROOF

    1. Albert Rust - South Africa
    2. Alec Rust - South Africa
    3. Dominique Provoyeur - South Africa
    4. Steven Burnett - South Africa

     27. TEAM SECRETOS DE ULLUM

    1. Oscar Ferre - Argentina
    2. Mabel Ramirez - Argentina
    3. Jose Tugores - Argentina
    4. TBC

    28. TEAM SLEEPY DRAGONS

    1. David Naylor - South Africa
    2. Kay Naylor - South Africa
    3. Jonathan Tucker - South Africa
    4. Diane Shearer - South Africa

    29. TEAM RAID GALLAECIA FRIDAMA

    1. Marcos Muino Garcea - Spain
    2. Pablo Lopez Franco - Spain
    3. Felipe Pena Pita - Spain
    4. Mariana Pontes Marques - Brazil

    30. TEAM BUCKET OF HOPE

    1. Martine Mouton - South Africa
    2. Dewald Naude - South Africa
    3. Alwyn vd Merwe - South Africa
    4. Gerrit Nieuwoudt - South Africa‚Äč

    31. TEAM BLIZZARD

    1. Evgeny Pochaev - Russia
    2. Natalia Zimina - Russia
    3. Semen Yakimow - Russia
    4. Ruslan Dyuldin - Russia

    32. TEAM ANTIMATTER

    1. Ugene Nel -South Africa
    2. Costa Dimopoulos - South Africa
    3. Mark Loftus - South Africa
    4. Jade de Hutton - South Africa

    33. TEAM EASTWIND

    1. Masato Tanaka - Japan
    2. Machiko Nishii - Japan
    3. Koki Yasada - Japan
    4. Akira Yonemoto - Japan

    34. TEAM WARRIORS

    1. Ruan Viljoen - South Africa
    2. Renske Hagg - South Africa
    3. Jesse Levin - South Africa
    4. TBC - South Africa

    35. TEAM 24H MEALS ADVENTURE

    1. Stefan Silfver - Sweden
    2. Lina Sjostrom - Sweden
    3. Mikael Heimdahl - Sweden
    4. Matts Ekman - Sweden

    36. TEAM SANI RACING

    1. Andrew Houston - South Africa
    2. TBC - South Africa
    3. TBC - South Africa
    4. TBC - South Africa

    37. TEAM ADDICTED2ADVENTURE

    1. Thinus Matthysen - South Africa
    2. Jolene Matthysen - South Africa
    3. TBC - South Africa
    4. TBC - South Africa

    38. TEAM TBC

    1. Benjamin Giliomee - South Africa
    2. TBC - South Africa
    3. TBC - South Africa
    4. TBC - South Africa

    39. TEAM PARK RANGERS

    1. Matt Fry - South Africa
    2. Shaun Golding - South Africa
    3. Beany Eb - South Africa
    4. TBC

    40. TEAM LOSBROEK PLUMBERS

    1. Blikkies Blignaut - South Africa
    2. Albert Coetzee - South Africa
    3. TBC
    4. TBC

    41. TEAM TSU PROTECTION SERVICES

    1. Anton Lume - South Africa
    2. Marie-Louise Lume - South Africa
    3. Wimpie Espag - South Africa
    4. Retief Coetzee - South Africa

     

    PAIRS 

    41.TEAM AAS KADAVERS 2

    1. Jo inge Fjellstad - Norway
    2. Wendy Fjellstad - Great Britain

    Location Information

    LOCATION INFORMATION

    The Namaqua West Coast is probably one of the Cape’s most unique travel destinations. It is a place of iconic beauty and evocative names.

    The Namaqualand has an extraordinary botanical heritage that ranges from the drama of the blooming vygieveld in spring, to the eccentric miniature succulents and obscure soil lichen of the Knersvlakte. What these plants have in common is that they represent one of the world’s most unique and threatened collections of plant species. 

    For those who prefer a more action packed holiday, the Namaqua West Coast has much to offer: from hiking in the Matzikamma, Koebee and Gifberg Mountains, to canoeing and river rafting on the Olifants River. Alternatively, take an off-road bike or 4x4 along the coast from Strandfontein to Jurge-se-Kaya or Brand-se-Baai, or visit the people of the hardeveld and towns like Molsvlei, Stofkraal and Putsekloof. 

    The West Coast Wine Route promises a more leisurely experience and usually begins with a visit to Trawal in the south and ends at Doringbaai.

    Truth be told: there is no better way of concluding a visit to this amazing region than to enjoy a plate of fresh crayfish and a glass of regional wine in the shadow of Doringbaai’s lighthouse.



    VANRHYNSDORP AVERAGE WEATHER BY MONTH

     

     

     

    Month

    Temperature °C

    Average Rainfall (mm)

    Average snow days

    Average Fog days

    Average

    Absolute

    Daily

    Monthly

    max

    min

    max

    min

    January

    29.7

    14.8

    43

    0

    0

    0

    0

    2

    February

    30.2

    15.1

    43

    9

    0

    0

    0

    2

    March

    29.2

    13.8

    42.2

    1.5

    0.2

    6

    0

    4

    April

    26.1

    11.4

    40

    3

    0.4

    12

    0

    4

    May

    23.8

    9.3

    37.5

    3

    0.5

    15

    0

    4

    June

    20.3

    7.2

    32

    -0.3

    0.7

    21

    0

    3

    July

    20.2

    6.5

    33

    -1.4

    0.6

    18

    0

    3

    August

    21

    7.2

    36

    0

    0.6

    18

    0

    3

    September

    22.9

    8.9

    39.2

    0.5

    0.4

    12

    0

    3

    October

    24.5

    10.4

    42

    2

    0.3

    9

    0

    1

    November

    27.2

    12.2

    45.2

    1.9

    0.1

    3

    0

    1

    December

    28

    13.8

    43.1

    8.8

    0.2

    6

    0

    1

    Host resort and Airport Transfers

    HOST RESORT

    • Race HQ and main Host Resort will be the Letsatsi Lodge in Vanrhynsdorp, Namaqua West-coast
    • Teams will be allocated accommodation in 7 different resorts. See accommodation allocation tab below.
    • Teams will check out Sunday morning before event start.
    • Rooms need to be left empty when Expedition starts.
    • A secure room will be provided to leave extra equipment for the duration of the Expedition.
    • We recommend teams to arrive on Thursday or before. Your Expedition experience and outcome will be enhanced if you arrive earlier.
    • A special accommodation rate has been negotiated to make an early arrival financially viable.
    • Teams or team members who withdraw during the event will remain at the closest transition to point of withdrawal. These competitors will be collected a.s.a.p. and be returned to the Resort. 
    • All extra nights' accommodation is for the teams own account.
    • Free Wi-Fi will be available at most resorts.
    • Shuttles will be provide to the town of Vredendal supermarket to purchase supplies. 

    ACCOMMODATION ALLOCATING INFORMATION

    Fully paid up teams will be booked in to accommodation as below:

      • Teams 1 to 13: Letsatsi Lodge. Self catering units.
      • Teams 14 to 21: Vanrhynsdorp Self Catering Resort. 
      • Teams 22 to 40: Namaqualand Country Lodge.
      • Teams 41 to 43: Van Rhyn Guesthouse.
      • Teams 44 to 48: Lombards.
      • Teams 49: Aan't Dorpseind.
      • Teams 50: Clear View Oasis Quest Farm. 

    AIRPORT TRANSFERS 

    • Transfers from and to Cape Town International Airport to be booked directly with Namaqua West Coast Tourism office. Tel: 027 201 3376 Contact Person: Megan  Email: info@visitnwc.com 

    Dates & Times

    DATES & TIMES

     

    18 May to 27 May 2018

    • Friday 18 May 9h00: Team Registration and Team equipment inspection 

    • Friday 18 May 13h00: Opening ceremony, Team introduction, Expedition book hand out and route briefing.

    • Friday 18 May 15h00: Shuttle to Vredendal supermarkets for supplies

    • Friday 18 May 15h00: Media briefing.

    • Friday 18 May 17h00: Volunteer briefing

    • Saturday 19 May 8h00 to 12h00: Community project.

    • Saturday 19 May 13h00: Shuttle to Vredendal supermarkets for supplies

    • Saturday 19 May 16h00:  Questions and answers

    • Saturday 19 May 18h00:  Packed cycle box and kayak bag hand in.


    • Sunday 20 May 05h00: Re-supply box A and B hand in.

    • Sunday 20 May 05h30: Room check out.

    • Sunday 20 May 06h00: Transfer to Expedition Start.


    • Saturday 26 May 16h00. Closing ceremony and dinner at Namaqua Wines. Shuttles provided.

    • Sunday 27 May 7h00: Accommodation check out and teams to depart home. 4 hours trip back to Cape Town International. Please note this for onward flights bookings.


    Distance, Route and Disciplines

    DISTANCE AND ROUTE
    • The expedition will cover approx 550 km. Winning team 72 hours (sleep excluded), last team six days.

    • Route will consist of 9 legs with 8 transitions. A cut-off at the last Transition on Saturday morning 06h00 will be enforced for slower teams to be re-routed

    • Mountain biking 60 % 

    • Trekking 25%

    • Kayaking 15% 

    • More accurate distances of individual legs will be released at registration and at Expedition briefing.

    • All teams will be able to finish before Saturday night awards ceremony

    DISCIPLINES

    • Mountain biking – teams should be prepared for a range of riding including single track, steep hills, gravel roads and sealed roads.

    • Trekking – will involve travelling by foot through rugged and diverse terrain. 

    • Kayaking – kayaks will be provided by race organisers. Kayaking will be on tidal rivers and lakes. No kayaking dark zones. 

    • Orienteering – orienteering is an extremely important part of the race. The course is not marked and teams are required to navigate using maps. 

    • Rope work 

    • Swimming - teams might be required to cross rivers

    • Canyoneering - teams need to be able to travel in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping and swimming

    Transitions and Maps

    TRANSITIONS

    • There will be 8 transitions.

    • Most transitions will have boiling water.

    • All transitions will have drinking water.

    • Most transitions will have power.

    • New maps and race instructions will be issued at transitions.

    • Tents/rooms/halls with mattresses will be available at some transitions for sleeping. (Details to be supplied at briefing).

    • Some transitions will have a restaurant on site. (Details to be supplied at briefing)

    • Some transitions are based in resorts, teams who wish, can check into rooms at their own cost if they want to upgrade their sleeping experience.

    • A detailed summary of transitions will be outlined in the Expedition book handed out at Briefing.

    MAPS

    • Maps supplied will be 1:50 000 topographical maps.

    • Teams will copy route on to maps from a master map as Expedition progresses. Information on this will be given at briefing.

    • Google maps may also be supplied for navigation on certain legs.

    • Waterproofing of maps is essential.

    • Stationary to prepare route on map is needed. Different colours pens, sellotape, scissors etc. Two sets to be placed in both re-supply boxes.

    • Maps will not be replaced if team misplaces maps.

    Cycle Boxes and Re-supply Boxes

    CYCLE BOXES

    • The use of cycle boxes makes it easier for teams to compete on an even playing field. 

    • Cycles boxes will be transported by the organizers.

    • Teams can use their own cycle boxes, not to be bigger than measurements below.

    • Teams must indicate on their entry form if they need the organizers to provide them with cycle boxes.

    • Organizers cardboard cycle boxes - 154 cm long * 100 cm high * 40 cm wide. 

    • Teams who uses organizers boxes must provide sufficient packing tape to strengthen, seal and reseal cycle boxes, teams must supply their own tape. Two rolls of tape per competitor, one to strengthen box before expedition start and one to be kept in box during event for repairs. Padding for the inside of the boxes to prevent damage to cycles can also be provided by teams.

    • Teams who use organizers boxes must provide own waterproofing material.

    • No food or water to be stored in cycle boxes at any time.

    • Organizers will move these boxes to various points on the course.

    • Boxes will be available at designated transition areas somewhere on route. Cycles need to be packed in and out of these boxes at designated transitions. More info on these areas will be in the Expedition book.

    RE-SUPPLY BOXES

    • The use of re-supply boxes make it easier for teams to compete on an even playing field.

    • The organizers will provide TWO re-supply boxes per team.

    • Re-supply boxes - 160 liter. (88 cm long, 43 cm wide, 40 cm high)

    • Only boxes supplied by the organizers may be used, teams can't use their own re-supply boxes.

    • Re-supply boxes will be a plastic box with a lid. Each re-supply box must be secured with two cable ties at all times.

    • No water to be stored in re-supply boxes at any time.

    • Organizers will move these boxes to various points on the course. 

    • Boxes will be available at designated transition areas somewhere on route. More info on these areas will be in the expedition book

    Competency Required

    COMPETENCY REQUIRED

    • At least two members of the team must be capable of navigating by compass and map during the day and night. The team must be able to orientate a map, identify grid references on a map, take a bearing between two points on a map, and understand the impact of magnetic declination.

    • The teams must be able to describe what your team will do if it became lost.

    • At least one member of the team must hold a minimum qualification of Level One First Aid.

    • All team members must be suitably competent in all the disciplines included in the event as specified by the race organizer and be able to complete the event without any assistance from any person other than their own team members.

    • The following Kayaking skills must be mastered. Manage a capsized craft in deep water, right and empty craft in deep water, get back in, continue paddling

    • Swim 100 m of any stroke.

    • Be able to attach their own harness and descending device to a fixed rope and complete the descent under control and safely. 

    • By entering this event, teams acknowledge that they are competent in all skills as stated above to complete such an event.

    Clothing

    Equipment required and Inspection

    EQUIPMENT

    Click HERE for the list of Compulsory Competitor Equipment (download & save a copy)

    EQUIPMENT INSPECTION 

    • Equipment rules are not enforced to inconvenience competitors. 
    • Compulsory equipment required by each team and team member will be inspected. All equipment featured in the required equipment tab must be present at equipment inspection. Excluding paddles, mountain bikes, water and food.
    • Teams need to be ready for equipment inspection at the equipment inspection area on Friday, 18 May  09h00 

    Event Rules & Regulations & Personal Responsibility

    EVENT RULES & REGULATIONS

    Click HERE for the ARWS rules & regulations (download & save a copy)


    PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

    •  I understand and acknowledge that participating in this event is a dangerous activity. I am aware and understand the activities I will be involved in. I am aware of the hazards involved and acknowledge that there is always risk of injury (including permanent injury, mental injury, paralysis and death). In my judgment I have sufficient competence, knowledge, common sense, experience, survival skills and equipment to participate in all the event activities in a manner safe to myself and others.
    • I understand and agree that, in the first instance, I am responsible for the provision of first aid to myself and those around me, I know and accept that rescue by the organisers, or emergency services, may not be possible immediately (e.g.: Night, rain, equipment failure, other rescue etc.)
    • If I get to a point in the course that I believe the level of inherent risk is unacceptable for me, and I am not confident in completing it safely, it is my responsibility to take action. I must choose an alternate route, avoid the hazard, or even withdraw from that leg or the race. I accept this self-responsibility.
    • Use common sense to “assess” areas for personal safety
    • I and my whole team have read this paragraph, understand it and indemnify the event organiser against all claims.

    Eco Awareness

    ECO AWARENESS

    Teams are to adhere to the following stipulations at all times:

    • All waste is to be carried to the closest transition for disposal.

    • Human waste is to be buried between 20 and 25cm below the soil surface.

    • Picking of flowers, cutting of walking sticks and/or any damage to the natural vegetation (even though they might appear to be dead) is prohibited. The making of fires, whatever the circumstances and no matter how small, are prohibited along the entire route.

    • No tree, rock etc. may be defaced in any manner.

    • Be polite and courteous to local inhabitants. Pass quietly through settlements, especially at night.

    The transgression of any of the above will render the entire team liable to disqualification.

    Prizes & Awards

    PRIZES / AWARDS

    • First mixed team will receive a paid entry for the Adventure Racing World Championships in November 2018 in Reunion.

    • All participants will receive Expedition Africa trophies.