Today really is the last chance for all your Last-Minute.com paddlers to join the fun at this weekend's Breede River Canoe Marathon.
The river levels and the weather are looking good and the event organisers have lined up some exciting sponsors – meaning entrants will be getting a few exciting goodies before, during and after the race (there are even still a few shirts available, but no guarantees for anybody who enters today).
But, and this is for all the procrastinators out there, today is D-Day. Entries close at midnight tonight at the Canoeing SA entry portal and so if you are not on the entry list at midnight, you are watching from the sidelines and missing out on what is looking like being the best Breede in a while.
In case you need a reminder, the Breede is one of South African canoeing's oldest events and a real favourite for paddlers who enjoy clean water and an interesting course. The start is at Robertson on Saturday and ends 70km downstream at Kam’bati River Resort near Swellendam on Sunday.
The overnight stop is at Riggton Farm, Bonnievale, making the first day about 37km and the second just over 33km.
The event is in its 55th year and is the biggest river marathon in the Western Cape. This year the event doubles up as WCCU K2 Championships and has attracted some top crews, including recently crowned Junior World Champions Georgia Singe and Holly Smith.
See you on Saturday.