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The Event

Langebaan to Saldanha Downwind Dash 
Date: 07 or 08 January 2017 (Depending on wind conditions)
Registration:  Mara Square Langebaan 9:00 - 12:00 - (limited space) 
Time: 14:15 - Catamarans, Beach Start Langebaan Main Beach 
          14:30 - SUP's & Surfski's, West of  Skaapen Island between a start Yact stationed on the North Western side of Skaapen Island and marker                             buoy positioned off the Island
          14:30 - Seeded Competitors, Beach Start Langebaan Main Beach 
          15:00 - 3 Seperate demarcated starting camps
- Upwind  -Windsurfers (Towards Pearlys)
- Centre - Kites
- Downwind - Foiling kites & Foiling Windsurfers

End: Saldanha Beach Sailing Club
Hobbies - Wind- & Kitesurfers - Others
Cost of entry on line is R 350 and on the day on the beach R 500 additional family members R 250. Timing  - Race vest - Medal
Vest and tag no is available at registration on the day on the beach

Entry on line is R250 day on the beach R400 first 10 SUP and first 10 Surfski's receive a medal on the beach. Timing first 3 - Race vest
12km Straight DW
Vest  no is available at registration on the day on the beach -  - 

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Welcome to the Langebaan to Saldanha Downwind Dash!

The 31st running of the prestigious Langebaan to Saldanha Downwind Dash will be held over the week end of the 7th and 8th January 2017

This challenge, which is open to windsurfers, kite boarders, hobie catamarans and sailing dinghies, is without doubt the largest gathering of water sport enthusiasts in Africa.

The race attracts leading international competitors, but is also an opportunity for all levels of expertise, juniors, family groups and leisure sailors to test their skills.


2016 Results


Registration at Marra Square Langebaan 9h00 – 12h00

Thanks to Nick Lightbody of High Constantia Properties for sponsoring the Marra Square.

(Ensure that your timing tag is on your arm and exposed. It is your responsibility to ensure that your race number is visible on your back. If the finish judges cannot see the number, you will not be recorded.)

Please read the racing rules and guidelines for rescue before taking part.

All tags must be returned immediately after the race and will be collected by a beach marshal.

Please hand in your tag at the end point to receive your medal, if you do not hand your tag in you will be disqualified.

Race Start from Langebaan at 15h00.

Depending on the wind, otherwise on Sunday

Saldanha Beach Sailing Club 11h00

Waiting for participants

General Information:


Starts at Langebaan – Donkergat – Leentjiesklip – South of S4 – Multi Purpose Jetty – 20km

(Please take note of the mussel farm before the end point at Saldanha Beach Sailing Club)

Finish at Saldanha Beach Sailing Club

The tide conditions are not favourable for a large beach area at the finish.

Kiters are therefore requested to move along the beach and drop their kites as quickly as possible.


The officials cannot watch everything that goes on at the start and in the water. If you see someone cheating, there will be protest forms available at the finish.

Prize giving

On the beach, Saldanha Beach Sailing Club

After Party

Beach Club Saldanha

Miscellaneous arrangements

Extra Toilets/Showers: Available next to the club in the Caravan Park / Dial Rock Hall

Extra Parking: Available in the Caravan Park next to Dial Rock Hall

Accommodation  +27(0)82 449 5033  +27(0)82 451 1548 +27(0)22 714 1177  +27(0)227721064

Important Numbers


Saldanha Beach Sailing Club

Address: Albatros Street, Saldanha, 7395

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 082 449 5033 | 082 451 1548 | 082 350 0884

Race Director: John van der Vyver – 083 3259 983

NSRI: Casper – 082 990 5966

Emergency Numbers: 082 449 5033 | 082 451 1548 | 082 350 0884

Atlantic Medical Response:  022 772 2377

Ambulance:  073 970 3334

Saldanha SAP: 022 714 8333

Traffic Municipal: 022 701 6900

West Coast Private Hospital: 022 719 1030

Indemnity Form

When and where?

Saldanha Beach Sailing Club
3 Albatross street
West Coast DC
South Africa

Sat 07 Jan 2017 at 9:00 AM (SAST)
Sat 07 Jan 2017 at 11:45 PM (SAST)

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Organiser details


0824495033 / 0824511548