Organisers of the Freedom Paddle have announced that Prescient has partnered with them as the title sponsors for this year’s re-scheduled event.
Into its third year, the Freedom Paddle sees competitors paddling from Oceana Power Boat Club at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and around Robben Island, and this year it will take place on Saturday 24 October, instead of 27 April, South Africa’s Freedom Day.
It’s a paddle of 27 kilometres.
“Several of the Prescient guys are long-time members of our paddling community,” says Race Committee Head, Robin Tindall, “and the Freedom Paddle is about celebrating the freedom this country has achieved after a long struggle and against all odds. It is about connecting with that struggle with a tough surfski paddle, pushing through and achieving the goal of finishing.”
Over its 22-year journey Prescient has grown from humble beginnings to a multinational company that spans sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and Asia. It services a broad range of clients across several disciplines around the world.
Organisers of the Freedom Paddle have appointed Event Plan and Medics in Motion to assist with the entire event compliance and safety plan.
“CSA’s COVID-19 protocols have been provided and we have engaged with the City Health and Safety Officer and National Health Department to ensure the event is compliant,” said a statement from the organisers. “The events application has been accepted for consideration by the City of Cape Town and we await approval. We are being guided by the National Government and National Health Department COVID-19 regulations throughout the process and all measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of all participants and crew. At this time, we are confident that the event will go ahead as planned, however final confirmation can only be determined closer to the event in line with National Government’s adjusted risk assessment protocols.”
Visit freedompaddle.co.za for more information.