Human Power Craft – September 2013

On an early Tuesday morning, before work, a small group of enthusiastic MBYBC sea kayak – paddlers left with one double and one single kayak on our normal 6km paddle to Diaz and back. I know Mitch reef intimately and in the semi darkness we paddled in the direction of Seal Island to avoid the surf at Mitch and Ding Dang. I thought I heard whale sounds. Later I heard what sounded like waves against the Island far ahead and thought that I must have misheard the whale earlier.  Suddenly I found myself in the midst of lots of splashing…

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News from the President

The past 2 years have been times of building foundations for a long term successful club. To build strong foundations we had to break ground that has been there for a long time which we did and now I believe the foundation is laid and at the 2013 AGM of the MBYBC we made some very big decisions on the clubs future. For those members who were not able to attend I will just summarise some of the important decisions made and the motivations for those decisions. The one that is going to have the highest impact on you as…

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The start of the HPC section at MBYBC

MBYBC at the 2013 AGM adopted a new section , called Human Powered section  or HPC section.This section is responsible for  promoting , paddle, peddle and rowing activities at the club, as well as managing the paddle craft rack at MBYBC. At our first meeting during October 2013  we decided to not overload our committee, We only have three members Danie Smit, representing the recreational sea kayaking,  interest, also the HPC section rear commodore, Kobus Maritz representing competitive surf ski paddling, Jaukie Viljoen representing kayak fishing interest. In order to promote transparency and accountability , we have a information folder…

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