The 2019 Freedom Paddle Media Release

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18 March 2019

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2019 Freedom Paddle Diary Note - NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Cape Town - The second edition of the Freedom Paddle, a 27km surfski race from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town around Robben Island and back, will take place on Freedom Day, Saturday 27th April.

The race was started last year as an opportunity for surfski paddlers to pay tribute to the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela on Freedom Day, by paddling around the island where he spent 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment.

The inaugural edition of the race caught the imagination of the paddling community, and was won by Jasper Mocké and Nicky Notten, with world champ Hayley Nixon winning the women's race with her partner Sabina Lawrie.

Barry Lewin won the single ski category, with West Coast local Bianca Beavitt winning the women's equivalent, finishing second overall.

This year the race will have an added incentive in that it will play host to the South African Double Ski Championships.

Important Information
Date : 27 April 2019
Start : Oceana Power Boat Club, V&A Waterfront
Distance : 27 kilometres
Course : From Oceana Power Boat Club, around Robben Island anti-clockwise and back to Oceana Powerboat Club

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On an iconic day, 27 April, paddlers will take on an iconic route from the V&A Waterfront around the famous Robben Island and back for the second edition of the Freedom Paddle on Freedom Day.

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