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ARWS Africa Regional Championship

ARWS AFRICA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

EVENT CALENDER 2022

  1. Expedition Africa Swellendam - 4/6 February 2022
  2. Expedition Africa Wakkerstroom - 13/15 May 2022
  3. Merrell Transkei Tuff - 29/31 July 2022
  4. Expedition Africa Plettenberg Bay - 26/28 August 2022
  5. ARWS Africa Regional Championship - Clocolan - 4/6 November 2022

ARWS AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP LOG

  • Mixed teams of 4 is the only category to be eligible to win a free entry to the Regional final and the ARWS World Championships in 2023. (If the winner of the series have already qualified for a free entry for ARWC, the entry do not pass to the second place team)
  • All five events counts towards the log. 
  • Winning team of mixed four at each of the first four events will receive a free entry for the ARWS Africa Regional final in Clocolan.
  • If the 1st place team has already won a free entry, the 2nd placed team will receive the free entry for the Regional final.
  • Teams may substitute members with a team roster containing a maximum of 7 team members for the year. If team exceeds the 7 team member limit, there lowest event score will be omitted from the total score.
  • Log will be updated after each event, see points allocated below. 

 

  • All 5 above mentioned events will count towards a teams ARWS Africa Regional rankings.
  • All 5 above mentioned events will count towards a teams ARWS World rankings. (multiplied by 0.3).
  • ARWS Africa Regional Championship 2022 is a championship event and the points earned at this event will be multiplied by 2
  • Expedition Africa 500 km is part of the ARWS Africa region. Points gained at this event will boost a teams Africa Regional rankings (multiplied by 2) but will not count towards the 2021 Regional final or towards gaining the free entry to the ARWS World Championships.

 

 

ARWS AFRICA  POINTS ALLOCATION

  • 1st = 100 points
  • 2nd = 85 points
  • 3rd =73 points
  • 4th = 63 points
  • 5th = 55 points
  • 6th = 50 points
  • 7th = 45 points
  • 8th = 40 points
  • 9th = 35 points
  • 10th = 30 points
  • 11th = 28 points
  • 12th = 26 points
  • 13th = 24 points
  • 14th = 22 points
  • 15th = 20 points
  • 16th = 18 points
  • 17th = 16 points
  • 18th = 14 points
  • 19th = 12 points
  • 20 - 24th = 10 points
  • 25 - 29th = 9 points
  • 30 - 34th = 8 points
  • 35 - 39th = 7 points
  • 40 - 44th = 6 points
  • 45 - 49th = 5 points
  • 50-54th = 4 points
  • 55 - 59th = 3 points
  • 60 - 64th = 2 points
  • 65 - and all teams that starts but do not finish = 1 point

 

Find a Team

 

Adventure Concept

 

Volunteers

 

Team Format & Teams Entered

 

Dates & Times

DATES

  • 28 - 30 May 2021

TIMES

WEDNESDAY 26 MAY 2021

  • 13h00: Expedition book to be mailed to all teams.
  • 13h00: Indemnity form to be mailed to all teams.
  • 13h00: Covid Release Waiver form to be mailed to all teams.
  • 13h00: Team medical information form to be mailed to all teams.
  • 13h00: Route flow chart and Logistical planner mailed to all teams.
  • 13h00: Sample of 1:50 000 scale map to be mailed to all teams
  • 13hoo: Directions to cycle drop off.

FRIDAY 28 MAY 2021

  • 13h00 and onwards: Cycle drop off. Receive directions for Cycle drop-off on Wednesday. Drop off cyles before arriving at start venue.
  • 14h00 and onwards: Teams accommodation check in.
  • 18h00: Braai (Book with venue)

SATURDAY 29 MAY 2021

  • 6h00: Registration.
  • 7h00: Team introduction and Adventure briefing.
  • 8h00: Packed re-supply box A hand-in at start area.
  • 8h00: Packed re-supply box B hand-in at start area.
  • 8h00: Packed kayak bag hand-in at start area.
  • 8h30: Hand out of Spot GPS Trackers at start area.
  • 8h30: Adventure start.

SUNDAY 30 MAY 2021

  • 7h00 - 9h00: Breakfast.
  • 9h00: Awards Ceremony

Location and Accommodation

LOCATION

 

ACCOMMODATION

 
 
  • Welcoming Boma fire and braai for Friday night (R150), racers breakfast for Saturday morning and supporters meals for Saturday can be booked at Karen@rivers.co.za

 
  • Sunday morning award ceremony breakfast for teams included in race entry fee. Supporters can book at R100 per person with stephan@kinetic-events.co.za.

  • Acitivities at venue for supporters during event, or for all after event includes: Rafting package, Sundowner paddle, Paintball, Archery, Hiking, High ropes and climbing, Obstacle course, Fly fishing and full body massage. Bookings at: Karen@rivers.co.za

 

 

 

MOON/SUN RISE AND SET 

  • Sunset: 17h25
  • Sunrise: 06h49
  • Day length: 10:35
  • Moonrise: 20h34
  • Moonset: 9h57
  • Full Moon: 26 May 2021

Entry Fee & Banking Details

 

Distances & Disciplines

DISTANCE 

  • This adventure will cover approximately 120 km. 

  • Top teams are expected to finish the course in 12  hours with the last team in before 24 hours.

  • All teams should be able to finish before 10h00 Sunday morning

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 traveling by foot through rugged and diverse terrain.

  • Kayaking – kayaking will be on a river. Details will be outlined at race briefing. Kayaks will be provided by race organisers. Teams can use their own paddles or book paddles from Kinetic on the online entry form.  

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

Re-supply Boxes

RE-SUPPLY BOXES

  • One of the unique aspects of this overnight race is that the teams don't need a support crew, the organisers will logistically support the teams.

  • Teams will need to plan meticulously all their equipment and sustenance, and then pack them into their re-supply boxes.

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

  • Teams will receive 1 or 2 waterproof re-supply boxes (depending on route) at the start in which to pack gear and food.

  • Size of the re-supply box is - 160 liter. (81 cm long * 37 cm wide * 40 cm high).

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

  • The organizers will move these boxes to various points on the route.

  • Boxes will be available at designated transition areas somewhere on route. The position of these transition areas will be indicated in the adventure book.

  • Re-supply boxes needs to be secured with cable ties by the teams before being moved by the organisers.

Maps

MAPS

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

  • Google maps may also be used by organiser.

  • Route maps will be handed out as course progresses. 

  • Waterproofing of maps is essential. 

  • Stationery materials for preparing route on map are needed. Different coloured pens, sellotape, scissors, etc.

  • If the map is lost or damaged it will not be replaced by the organisers.

Equipment and Competency Required

EQUIPMENT

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

COMPETENCY REQUIRED

  • At least one member 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 their team would do if it becomes lost.

  • At least one member of the team should have experience in basic First Aid.

  • All team members must be suitably competent in all 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 own team members.

  • The following Kayaking Skills must be mastered: managing a capsized craft in deep water; righting and emptying a craft in deep water; getting back in and continuing paddling.

  • Swimming 100m of any stroke.

  • There will be no competency checks at registration. By entering this event, teams acknowledge that they are competent in all the skills required to complete an event of this nature.

Personal Responsibility, Event Rules & Regulations

 

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 or checkpoint 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