Welcome to the Langebaan to Saldanha Downwind Dash!

The 31st running of the prestigious Langebaan to Saldanha Downwind Dash will be held over the week end of the 7th and 8th January 2017

This challenge, which is open to windsurfers, kite boarders, hobie catamarans and sailing dinghies, is without doubt the largest gathering of water sport enthusiasts in Africa.

The race attracts leading international competitors, but is also an opportunity for all levels of expertise, juniors, family groups and leisure sailors to test their skills.

Entry Form

To  enter the 2017 Langebaandash: Go to the secure and friendly QUICKET site to enter No refunds of  entries for any reason Cost of entry on-line is R 350 and on the day on the beach R 500 additional family


Langebaan to Saldanha Downwind Dash 2017 Programme Registration at Marra Square Langebaan 9h00 – 12h00 Thanks to Nick Lightbody of High Constantia Properties for sponsoring the Marra Square. (Ensure that your timing tag is on your arm and exposed. It is

The Course

The course Route:  Start at Langebaan Main beach in front of Pearly’s Waypoint 1: Donkergat – 33° 4’48.14″S – 18° 0’25.57″E Waypoint 2: Leentjiesklip  – 33° 3’55.69″S – 18° 2’12.70″E Waypoint 3: S4 Bouy – 33° 1’26.41″S – 17°58’2.08″E Waypoint

Sailing Rules

GENERAL All races will be started from the beach “Le Mans” style i.e. Competitors will line up with board rigged or kite in the powered down position at the water’s edge on the beach. Subsequent “starts” will commence at 5

Rescue Guidelines

The Langebaan to Saldanha Downwind Dash race is an annual event and is held in the Langebaan lagoon and Saldanha Bay area. Rescue crafts and volunteers will be available at strategic points to assist with any problems, tiredness or issues


Volunteers, your support is needed! Without support through donations and caring volunteers, we would not be able to run this event. We are looking for general volunteers in Langebaan and Saldanha. Kite catchers on the beach in Saldanha Registration point

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors

Willem du Toit Motors
Skipskop Accommodation
Spar Saldanha
South African Breweries
Red Bull
Oasis Water
Nat Africa
La Capitaine
Langebaan Waterfront
Edgetravel SA
Coral Wetsuits
Blue Bay Lodge
Cape Doctor
Coca Cola
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