Sbonelo Eric Khwela – ‘even today I’m still scared’

Sbonelo Khwela

Hi Pete,

I did my first pre Umko with Marc Germiquet. I was so scared because of the stories they were telling about the big water and the rapids, but we were lucky that day the water wasn’t too big like it used to be.

Yooho but on the day of Umko race the water was pumping we lined on the start line. I was shaking in the boat and my eyes were wide open – haha.

We start the race we were up there with the front batch. We get to No.1 I couldn’t believe it. We smashed our boat in two pieces early in the morning. Our race was over and we had to go back to the start to make sure we catch the cars before they leave the start.

Even today I’m still scared when I think about that day.
in the Dusi canoe marathon i have achieved,
2010 3rd k2,
2011 4th k1,
2012 3rd k2,
2013 3rd k1,
2014 1st k2,
2015 3rd k1,
Nonstop dusi canoe marathon i have won it 4 times

2010 k2,

2011 k2,


2014 k2,

2015 1st k1 2nd overall

Regards – Sbonelo Eric Khwela

Author: bewilderbeast

It's about life, marriage, raising kids, paddling rivers, travel in Africa . . . re-posting thoughts written over decades - at random, I'm afraid.

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