Racing Coast to Coast

Hank McGregor and Lee Furby claimed a strong victory at the 2017 Gara Dolphin Coast Challenge as they repeated their 2016 triumph and at the same time claimed the South African doubles title on Saturday and Sunday.

The show has just begun, people! What a gorgeous day! Isn’t this great, people?” Jim Todd, a director at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, told a crowd of thousands at an amphitheater in Salem, Oregon, as the moon seemed to take an ever-bigger bite out of the sun and temperature soon dropped noticeably.

The race broke records in terms of development paddlers with over 70 young paddlers from various academies around KZN taking part in the event, something that is close to McGregor’s heart.

Having got themselves a solid advantage McGregor and Furby knew that they just had to consolidate on the second day. The finish on Sunday came down to an end sprint with the eventual race winners pipping Luke Nisbet and Steve Woods to consecutive stage wins.

Scientists said the total eclipse would cast a shadow that would race 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) through 14 states, entering near Lincoln City, Oregon, at 1:16 p.m. EDT, moving diagonally across the heartland over Casper, Wyoming, Carbondale, Illinois, and Nashville, Tennessee, and then exiting near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:47 p.m. EDT.