The 2011/2012 Waterski season will see seven different waterski sites across the country playing host to a total of eight tournaments, and it promises to be a very exciting season with two major international events taking place within South Africa.
The first international event is the 2012 u/21 European and African Championships being held at Lake Grappa in the Northern Cape from the 27th of March to the 4th of April 2012, where skiers from across Europe and Africa will be travelling to Kakamas in Namaqualand to compete.
2012 International Tuna Tournament set to rock Cape Town!Dust off those reels, and mark your calendar as anglers from Australasia, Africa, United States, Europe and the Caribbean will be coming together in Cape Town for the first-ever SADSAA International Tuna Offshore Tournament Series during April 2012.
Champion long-distance swimmers and among the ocean’s top predators, tuna are truly one of the ocean’s most magnificent and valuable fish. However, the world’s Tuna fisheries face a number of urgent problems that are threatening their continued existence. Leisure Boating investigates.
It’s all systems go for the 24th Trans Agulhas Challenge, commencing on the 28th of December 2011 in Plettenberg Bay and concluding in Strand on New Years’ Day — after a gruelling five days of ocean racing. This world-famous race has had a bit of a makeover with exciting new sponsorships and interesting new developments, to make this the best event by far! Leisure Boating previews the much-anticipated 2011 Trans Agulhas Inflatable Challenge.
Yup, you guessed it. It’s that time of year where we leave the laptops at home, switch off the cell phones, apply the sunscreen, don the boardshorts and spend some quality time on the water with some of the best watertoys money can buy! We provide YOU, the reader with an honest assessment of the most hair-raising, exhilarating and family-friendly toys on the market. Leisure Boating presents the much-anticipated 2011 Super Shootout…
BSC’s annual interclub comp is the Cape’s premier tuna hunt!
The annual Cape Boat and Ski-Boat Club interclub Tuna Invitational was at it again! Hundreds of prospective anglers gathered at Rumbly Bay near Simons Town’s Millers Point, in search of the biggest tuna this side of the equator! Conditions here are always testing, and anglers were up for the challenge. SADSAA’s Sean Bekker reports.
Motor trim is an integral part of boating, and helps your boat perform optimally, thus evidently reducing drag and saving on fuel. We conclude this two-part feature with a look at trim angles, gauges, steering and changing sea conditions.
Regular contributor and avid fisherman Mike Laubscher from Blue Water Charters gives us the basic run down of proper tuna catching, and the joys of landing one of South Africa’s most prominent sea predators.