After Duzi I got chatting to my team mate from Team Jeep, Andy Birkett and talked him into coming and doing a surfski race.
Another great shot thanks to Anthony Grote www.anthonygrote.com
We had never jumped in the boat together so standing on the line with no warm up was a little bit nerve wrecking. We got away well in the front couple and soon after the first buoy we managed to get a gap on a small bump and extended our lead over the course of the next 8km. We ended up taking the win by a very comfy margin.
Andy is super fit and strong. He is very modest and will play his paddling down but in reality he needs to give himself some more credit. The dude can paddle. He was strong in the boat and very eager to chase every run possible. Almost had to calm him down at times. All in all a great experience for Andy to get into a surfski, hope he enjoyed the paddle and will be back soon.
We managed to pick up some crazy cool media in the Sunday Tribune with a cool picture. Great for the support in Jeep apparel, Varsity College, Garmin and PVM all getting some ROI.