James Thompson World Masters Rowing Regatta 2023
James talks about the South African hosts of the World Masters Regatta 2023. He runs the venue services team for what may be the only African World Rowing Regatta for a while.
02:25 Roodeplaat Dam is 65 minutes from Johannesburg and 40 minutes from Pretoria. It’s close to the OR Tambo airport. It’s the venue for the national team. Shuttle busses will be available to take you there.
04:00 Boat rental Making it easy to come – End to end services – Travel Partners, Accommodation, Transport from the airport to your accommodation, Daily transport to the course and Boat rental. Glamping on site at the Roodeplaat. They expect 1000+ people staying on site from 2* to 5* accommodation options. Glamping price includes breakfast and dinner.
07:00 Saturday night party including “acts” and entertainment. It’s a rowing bucket list for many people. 07:45 Boats from Filippi, Swift and Falcon internationally plus local clubs contributing to the local boat rental pool (150 boats) including John Waugh boatbuilders. Oars come with the boats.
10:30 the regatta website wrmr2023.africa is the website. Newsletter sign up in the footer. Anne in the marketing team writes fortnightly. A discount on Faster Masters Rowing training programs in the newsletter.
12:00 What to see Bush Berg and Beach. Kruger National Park – and local safaris where you can see the “big 5” wild animals. The Berg is the mountain range in the middle of the country Cape Town winelands, coast and Table Mountain. James thinks 2 weeks of things to do after the event.
13:30 Temperatures in September – it will be mild – mid 20s in the day and down to 5-10 degrees Centrigrade overnight. Rain is unlikely. T shirts for rowing – after 9 am each morning. James Thompson is a Rowing Innovator from South Africa. Join the newsletter https://facebook.us19.list-manage.com/subscribe/confirm-captcha
16:00 racing is in divisions by age category.
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