Dash 2017 video


Due to extreme weather conditions experienced during the 2017 dash, we have had to delay the release of any final race results. The safety of our competitors was our main focus on Saturday and we are currently working in conjunction with Mobii, our timing partner for the Langebaan Dash, to finalize the timing and results.

We will release the winners names and photos once all pending queries have been resolved. Results at present are available to review online: MOBII TIMING RESULTS please bear in mind that these may change, pending the outcome of the queries received.

Should you wish to log a query about your result, please do so by 5PM today by emailling us at info@langebaandash.co.za.

Thank you for your patience, support and sportsmanship!

Langebaan Downwind dash team - 9 January 2017

After many months of planning the 31st Downwind Dash the day finally arrived….a day that really tested our competitors to the max!

It was a fantastic event with competitors from all over the globe, all looking forward to participate  The wind prediction promised pumping conditions. Wind of up to 25knots was expected!!! Perfect for great vibes and lots of adrenalin!
Well, we where however surprised with a wind of 40plus Knots!

"A special word of thanks to every Marker, Rescue and Sweeper-boat and rescue crew who limped out in the howling 40 plus knots wind until all competitors was safe, we commend you!
You are all worthy of recommendation for bravery while serving your fellow man better than yourself - as per status by Floris."

Thanks to ALL the competitors, volunteers and sponsors, without you this event wouldn’t have been possible.
Big thanks to Malcolm McGregor who kept this event alive since 1984

If you have any gopro-footage of your dash across the bay then please send it to us - info@langebaandash.co.za

Weather conditions update....

THE DASH is a GO!!!!

The wind will be between 22 and 25 knots at start and building further

 The direction is solid S pattern not S/SW thermic which is perfect for the revised course

John (Race Director)

 If you would like to or believe you need to be included in the Elite/Seeded start you need to inform the race director. Numbers will be very limited between Kiters, Foilers and windsurfers. E-mail your credentials for seeding i.e top places in previous dash or other recognized events to take into account.”

 Seeded racers need to enter on line.

The seeding committee - info@langbaandash.co.za

Notice of Race

Notice of Race LANGEBAAN DOWNWIND DASH Langebaan/Saldanha, South Africa January 2017   EVENT The Downwind Dash is a one-day event to be held in Langebaan, South Africa over the week end of the 7th and 8th January 2017. You can book online

The Course

The course Route:  Start at Langebaan Main beach in front of Pearly’s Finish: Dial Rock, Saldanha Bay Precise GPS location of buoys will vary depending on wind conditions. Please note 1 ½ hour cut off line at the Candle. (Click

The BIGGEST Dash ever 2017!!

BE PART OF THE BIGGEST DASH EVER  This Year’s DW DASH will feature a SUP and SURF SKI race. The race will have one combined start for SUP and Surfski. The Langebaan to Saldanha DW is one of the most


 A short Speed race will be held off the beach at Saldanha Beach Sailing Club after the DownWind Dash. The first 5 Kite competitors and first 5 Windsurfing competitors will compete in this event.  The planned start time is 16:30

Entry Form

To  enter the 2017 Langebaandash: Note from race director:  “If you would like to or believe you need to be included in the Elite/Seeded start you need to inform the race director. Numbers will be very limited between Kiters, Foilers


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

Winners 2017

Overall Winner
1 - Jean De Falbbaire kitesurfer – Hydrofoil – Mauritius
2 - Jerome Bonieux - kitesurfer – Hydrofoil - Mauritius
3 – Ralf Bachuster - kitesurfer – Hydrofoil - SA
1 – Sjoukje Bredenkamp–kitesurfer – TwinTip – SA
2 – Melanie Pearse - kitesurfer – Directional - SA
3 – Claudia Kaech - kitesurfer – TwinTip – SA
Ross Dillon – kitesurfer – TwinTip – SA
Surfski (Double)
1 – Boris Hales & Dion Duvenage - SA
1 - Thomas King - SA
1 - John Ryall - SA
Luca Ceruti - SA

Photo's - Carol Phillips 0832608997

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, Intermediate SUP's, SUP and Surf Ski (intermediate) and sailing dinghies, is without doubt the largest gathering of water sport enthusiasts in Africa. 

Seeding will be decided by the race committee based on performance of competitors in previous Down Wind Dash races and other major event.

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.

2016/2017 Sponsors

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