MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon 18-20 March 2021
The MyLife Dusi 2021

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With last night's announcement by the president of the changes to the Lockdown Level Three rules, our rivers and dams are open again. This is great news for those training for the MyLife Dusi next month!

We are excited to be fine tuning the plans for the race from 18 to 20 March. But it is very important that you read and understand the rule changes that will be in force to ensure full compliance with the Covid-19 lockdown regulations.


·         National Regulations under Level 3 do not allow spectators at any sporting event.

·         Paddlers will require SUPPORT CREW (seconds). Whilst normal seconding is permitted down the route there are specific HIGH RISK areas where crowd generally gather. For this reason each paddler will be issued with 2 silicon armband accreditations. One PADDLER and one SUPPORT CREW accreditation. These are to be worn in order to access these specific areas which include; START and FINISH ZONES and HIGH-RISK areas (eg: Ernie Pearce Weir/West Street Bridge, MyLife Weir, Mission, Marriany-Foley, Molweni – a full list to be published in the Race Rules).

·         In order to reduce crowds only a single SUPPORT CREW may access THESE AREAS to assist a paddler, if necessary. Should a paddler not require assistance we request that the support crew remain out of these areas. Covid-19 Compliance Officers may request that you leave an area due to the maximum number of people being exceeded, please comply immediately; failing which the venue in question or event may be shut down.  


·         Paddlers and support crew are to ensure that they are completely self sufficient with food and beverages while in the valley.

·         No food vendors will be available at any of the start / finish venues to discourage crowding. 


·         In order to avoid unnecessary people within restricted number areas there will be no boat repairs permitted at the Finish/Start venues.

·         Boats that require no attention may be left in the boat pounds.

·         Boat requiring repairs MUST be removed from these areas for repairs.

·         Please ensure that you have made provision with your boat supplier to effect repairs or ensure that you have repair material on hand for you to effect the repairs off site. 

4.       NO CAMPING

·         In order to comply with the Regulations camping at Campsdrift and Dusi Bridge will NOT be permitted.

·         Camping at Msinsi Resort (Inanda Dam) will be managed by Msinsi on a first come first booked basis to ensure that restricted numbers are adhered to in this area.   

We strongly recommend contacting potential boat repairers to make plans in advance of the event to ensure that you have a plan in place for someone to do any repairs for you or that you have the correct equipment and supplies on standby should you need to do the repairs yourself.

Please note that Rule 7.1 still applies.

7.1. Competitors must complete the race in the same kayak/boat and with the same partner in the case of a crew boat. (save for a paddler substitution concession approved by the organisers)



Remember that normal entries close on 1st of March. With the January pay-day just behind us, there is no better time to get in your entry that right NOW!

Enter here

The adjusted CSA/KNCU calendar affects the pre-MyLife Dusi races, so make sure you have all these dates pencilled into your diary:
20 Feb : Campbells to Dusi Bridge
21 Feb : 50 Miler
28 Feb : Mbejes Store to Enanda
7 March : Lighthouse Designs Ozzie Gladwin

We are not out of the Covid-19 woods yet, so please stay safe. Come paddle but comply.

We are excited to welcome you to the 2021 MyLife Dusi in just over six weeks!

Shane le Breton and the MyLife Dusi team.

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