The Prescient Freedom Paddle, set for the 24th October 2020, is partnering with local businesses to support its competitive journey around Robben Island for surfski, SUP, prone and Ocean Skull paddlers.
Treble has been integral to the operations and securing sponsors that have ensured the seamless planning and putting together of this event during these testing times. The synergy of these partnerships has proven invaluable to ensure the safety and success of all those competing in the Prescient Freedom Paddle, which was postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
One of the most important partnerships is with the City of Cape Town (COCT), who have allowed the event to proceed under strict compliance protocols, while still being mindful of its significance. Alderman JP Smith (Mayoral Committee Member for Safety & Security) has been encouraged by the magnitude of putting this event together and the added value it brings to the Mother City.
“The Freedom Paddle is one of the new, exciting additions to our annual events calendar and in such a short space of time it has become popular among enthusiasts as well as professional kayakers. The City of Cape Town is proud to partner with and support the Freedom Paddle, an event that honours the history of this city. We look forward to hosting the competitors in our beautiful city and for them to experience the magic of the Cape Town surf.”
Treble is mindful of the difficult current circumstances and are extremely grateful for the contribution of all parties including welcoming Coca Cola Peninsula Beverages on board as a new partner, along with the continued support of the event partners in Euro Steel, Dunlop, Mocke Paddling, Department of Culture and Sport (Western Cape Government), Carbonology Sport, Brians Kayaks and Devils Peak.
Race Director, Rob Tindall, has been overwhelmed by the positive support from all sectors. “It’s really not possible to host these events without the support of local authorities and business and we are just thrilled to have kept past partnerships and even secured new ones, giving us great hope that we are putting something together that stands for more than the physical achievement of circumnavigating the island. We wish to showcase the Freedom of ALL South Africans.”
Tindall also echoed his gratitude for the new race title sponsor, Prescient, who have ensured they stayed the course during uncertain times and have provided much needed support to ensure the race can proceed. Those who are fortunate enough to be there and earn the 2020 finishers medal will remember this race for more than just one reason.
For more event information please go to www.freedompaddle.co.za