Sponsorship of ‘UMKO 50yrs’

Umko 50yrs Title Page.jpg

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 !!

Stihl Logo

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

Bridgestone Tyres

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
  • Maxpaddle
  • Raw Power
  • Pope’s Canoe Centre
  • Hansa Pilsener
  • Add Resins
  • Hella Hella Outdoor Centre
  • Isotonic Game



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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