With the current low river levels and blockages the section from Hermon to Gouda is not paddleable. The organisers have made the following changes to the race course and schedule.
Day one will start as normal in Paarl but will end at Hermon. The safety cut off time will be 15h00 at Grensplaas.
Day two will start at Gouda and finish at Bridgetown. The start will be the normal elapsed time start with batches after that. To allow for travelling to Gouda the start time has been moved an hour later to 10h00. Batches will start from 10h35.
The overnight stop for day one will be moved to Bridgetown. For those who ordered meals, lunch will be provided at Hermon but supper and breakfast the next morning will be provided at Bridgetown.
Anyone requiring transport from Hermon to Bridgetown and from Bridgetown to Gouda must please advise the organisers with the race registration on Tuesday.