Total cost R130 000 for 300 copies.
STIHL made it all possible by sponsoring the book to the tune of R50 000 (in addition to their generous sponsorship of the race itself). Thank you STIHL !!
Eleven paddlers gave R1 000 each. Their names are recorded on the title page: Pete Swanepoel, Charles Mason, Colin Wilson, Allie Peter, Duncan Paul, Willem van Riet, Colin Simpkins, Hugh Bland, Chris Watts, Rowan Rasmussen, Ernie Alder.
Rob Davey then got a lot of advertising income from these generous sponsors:
Kingfisher Canoe Club
Dabulamanzi Canoe Club
Traderplus swing ticket printers
The Brand Brewery – Jon Ivins designed the book and provided many of the photographs
Supa Quick Tyres Mega City Umlazi
These sponsors also joined the above as Friends of the Umko
- Erics Canoes
- Waltons Stationers
- Bo’s Plant & Tool Hire
- Raw Power
- Pope’s Canoe Centre
- Hansa Pilsener
- Add Resins
- Hella Hella Outdoor Centre
- Isotonic Game