Posted by: ADOW | October 31, 2010

FTT Results 29-10-2010

Route: white bouy – green bouy
Distance: 8.8km
Start: 7am
Conditions: 1 to 3 ft NW swell, no significant wind

1. David Beau (45:28)
2. Damien Pennefather and Adrian Raisbeck (46:30)
3. Steve Jackson (46:47)
4. Roland Lacock (48:15)
5. Chris Hirst (53:09)
6. Mark Bruyns (53:40)
7. Adrian Nichol (101:40)
8. Mathew Lighton (103:20)

Posted by: ADOW | October 24, 2010

FTT Results 22-10-2010

Route: green bouy – white bouy
Distance: 8.8km
Start: 7am
Conditions: (windguru – Yas Island)

1. David Beau (47:05)
2. Damien Pennefather (52:35)
3. Thea van der Westhuizen (53:25)
4. Mark Bruyns (53:44)
5. Adrian Nichol (105:00)
6. Mathew Lighton (105:30)
7. Alan Davidson (110:00)

Posted by: Thea van der Westhuizen | October 23, 2010

WINDS OF CHANGE

Oscar Chalupsky Clinic for ADOW

WINDS OF CHANGE

Oscar Chalupsky arrives @ ADOW with the season’s first Shamaal

By: Thea van der Westhuizen
http://www.epickayaks.com/news/news/winds-of-change

Oscar Chalupsky has a reputation to bring winds of change. During his previous visit to Abu Dhabi, clinics were trademarked by a sudden 21knot Northwesterly Onshore – very uncommon for Arabian Peninsula waters. This year, 24 hours before The Big O’s arrival, the first Shamaal of the winter season blew over Abu Dhabi Island with a 17knot WNW Onshore.

Shamaals result from strong Northwest winds that are funneled into the Arabian Gulf by the mountains of Turkey and Iraq to the Northeast and the high plains of Saudi Arabia to the Southwest.   This was the first wind Abu Dhabi saw after 5 months of flat water, temperatures often soaring a high 52° Celsius and humidity reaching 95%. Indeed the UAE’s capital is one of the world’s hottest cities to paddle in.

Most paddlers welcomed the wind of change and Oscar’s beginners and advanced clinics were fully booked. Both clinics offered paddlers from various levels the opportunity to receive individual coaching plus continuous question and answering time. Oscar’s trained eye missed nothing and paddlers needed to respond to “hip, ho, off-you-go and oh no!” –  and so plenty of time was spend on detail in technique and stroke.

Big O, Team Epic Middle East and some ADOW members had a few minutes to chill out very colloquially with morning tea and then charged up for the advanced clinic in the afternoon.

The advanced clinic also started off on the beach. Oscar’s artistic side flourished as he drew pictures of swells and wave directions in the sand. (No drawings of surf needed in Abu Dhabi!). Different approaches to conditions were tackled and discussed and then all paddlers headed out to try and get the remaining bit of wind from the previous day. Oscar paddled into the wind and downwind with each paddler, leaving plenty of scope for each one to address different individual paddling challenges.

Oscar Chalupsky’s philosophy “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for” (Socrates) was evident at the end of the day.  Some individuals remarked after the clinics that they feel an immediate positive difference in their stroke and technique.

What a way to start the paddling season in Abu Dhabi. Now, to wait for the next Shamaal http://www.dubaishamaal.com/

Straight arm, young man

Thea, moments before Oscar tied a rope around her neck

Michael Gibson in action

Is this what I've signed up for?!

Gav & Allan

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Posted by: ADOW | October 19, 2010

Westminster Gulf UAE Surfski League 2010-2011

Please find attached flyer for the upcoming 2010-2011 Westminster Gulf UAE Surfski League. Please forward it to friends and family and we look forward to seeing you all on the 29th at DIMC.

Regards

 

 

UAE Surfski League 2010-2011

Posted by: ADOW | October 17, 2010

FTT Results 15-10-2010

Route: green bouy – white bouy
Conditions: 3 knot onshore wind; 29 degrees C
Distance: 8.8km

1. Roland Lacock (46:44)
2. Damien Pennefather and Adrian Raisbeck (47:20)
3. Steve Jackson (48:50)
4. Nigel Waters (49:00)
5. David Beau (52:40)
6. Mark Bruyns (54:10)
7. Thea van der Westhuizen (55:04)

Posted by: ADOW | October 9, 2010

FTT Results 08-10-2010

Route: white buoy – green bouy
Conditions: flat
Distance: 8.8km

1. David Beau (44:48)
2. Steve Jackson (45:35)
3. Roland Lacock (45:40)
4. Thea van der Westhuizen (50:30)
5. Damien Pennefather (50:50)
6. Chris Hirst (50:51)
7. Mark Bruyns (51:10)
8. Allan Davidson (1:01:10)
9. Michael Gibson (1:05:00)

Posted by: ADOW | October 2, 2010

FTT Results 01-10-2010

Route: white buoy – green bouy
Conditions: calm
Distance: 8.8km

1. David Beau (47:12)
2. Roland Lacock (47:15)
3. Steve Jackson (47:25)
4. Chris Hirst (52:25)
5. Thea van der Westhuizen (52:27)
6. Mark Bruyns (53:24)
7. Adrian Raisbeck (1:01:24)
8. Adrian Nichol (1:01:26)
9. Allan Davidson (1:02:24)

Posted by: ADOW | September 26, 2010

FTT Results 24-9-2010

Route: white buoy – green bouy
Conditions: 32 deg c with mild onshore winds
Distance: 8.8km

1. David Beau (46:45)
2. Roland Lacock (46:47)
3. Steve Jackson (48:42)
4. Chris Hirst (51:26)
5. Thea van der Westhuizen (54:28)
6. Mark Bruyns (58:40)
7. Allan Davidson (1:00:34)

Posted by: ADOW | September 19, 2010

ADOW FTT 17 Sept 2010

This week’s ADOW FTT was another extremely competitive affair with all the top paddlers now back from their respective Ramadan breaks. Unfortunately, we were missing the Club Captain this week (father duties). The weather was still on the warm side but we’re starting to feel that better temperatures are just around the corner. The course was a short (white – green and back) 8km loop. Four paddlers at the start – Roland / Mark / Adrian / David. The race quickly broke in two with Roland and David taking the lead. At the end it was:
1. David
2. Roland
3. Adrian and Mark
Great day on the water and everybody enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
As the weather gets better we expect club members to start participating in the FTT in numbers. We need more skis on the water!
Rumour has it that a function is being organized for the opening of the season so watch this space.

Posted by: ADOW | August 7, 2010

FTT Results 6-8-2010

Route: white buoy – green bouy
Conditions: light off shore wind
Distance: 8.8km

1. David Beau (46:40)
2. Steve Jackson (48:03)
3. Neill Harvey (51:22)
4. Mark Bruyns (55:28)
5. Ranald McGregor (105:00)

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