Paddling to Zanzibar

Glenn Davies will join a group of kayakers paddling to Zanzibar, except he’ll be on a stand up paddle board. He believes this is the first time it has ever been attempted. Photo: Flickr/Barbourians CC BY-SA 2.0

Glenn Davies is going to Zanzibar for the weekend, but he thinks he’s the first one to ever attempt it like this.

At 04:00 on Saturday, June 10, Davies will join a group of kayakers departing from the Dar Yacht Club — already an impressive feat — except Davies will be on a stand up paddle board.

So far has he knows, this is the first time someone has attempted to paddle board from Dar to Zanzibar.

It’s a 36 kilometer paddle from mainland to the southern tip of Zanzibar, and the fastest in the group are expected to reach Zanzibar by 10:00.

Seas are expected to be rough, so plenty of support boats and a doctor will be on hand to assist the participants if the need arises.

 

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Daniel Hayduk

Daniel is Dar Post’s news director. When not in the newsroom, he spends his days helping NGOs across the continent find their creative side.