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Old 03-05-2008, 09:43 AM   #61
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:12 AM   #62
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yea. looks like palm beach freedivers team=

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Old 03-05-2008, 11:58 AM   #63
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yea. looks like palm beach freedivers team=

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I look forward to meeting you guys and welcoming you to Africa...see you at Oatlands Holiday Village in May.
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

Hi guys
Got the below e-mail from Craig the tournament organizer. He asked me to post it!
Craig:
Just a quick one we must get the competitors to give us their loved ones
email addresses so we can email pics and keep them posted on tournament
activities on a daily basis. As well as if they need to get hold of a
competitor urgently they can send emails.
Greg's really good at it and we can send the emails out from the club. Just another professional service from the tournament.


So have those e-mail adresses of your loved one ready at registration please. Also bring your own camera cord so we can plug it into the computer. thx

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Old 03-11-2008, 01:07 AM   #65
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

Just thought I'd give a update on the tentative menu for the comp.
Also I updated the rules for the comp so please re-read it on page 4 of the forum!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:15 AM   #66
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

Update on the boats and skippers for comp so far, nice spread of boats if I have to say so myself.
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Boat Name Skipper/owner's name Boat type and size

1 WHITE MARLIN Jeff White 23 BUTT CAT
2 SAN MICHELLE Eugene Hope 660DV
3 SHYGUY John Relf 21 BUTT CAT
4 RAINBOW RUNNER Dave Estment 24 ROB
5 FANTASEA John Sivewright 24 KEI
6 ERNA 3 Ian McHendrie 21 ROB
7 DEEP BLUE Chris Wilson 620 CAT
8 GOTCHA Stuart/Mike 21 Kei
9 OPEN OCEAN 26 Howard Murray OPEN OCEAN 26
10 OPEN OCEAN 32 Howard Murray OPEN OCEAN 32
11 CASTAWAY Ron Dunn 24 KEI
12 STARFISH Peter de Stadler 660
13 MET EISH Stephen Griffiths 28 BUTT
14 VIXEN Ryan Swindale 19 KOZI CAT
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OUCH......I am hurting ....well, may be next year
Have fun and bring back a few O Toro fillets
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:05 PM   #68
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

it says that we need a fishing license in the rules, does anyone have information for us on how to obtain one from here prior to flying over.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:54 AM   #69
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

The rules state we have to have a spearfishing permit. Where do we get said permit?
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We will have forms at the registration on 6 May and will do a group purchase saving the competitors in having to stand in ques at the post office.

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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

Thanks for all the effort and attention to detail putting this thing together. Looking forward to it.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:53 AM   #72
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

A wise man once said:
"...And being hooked hurts. Fish have very sensitive mouths, so it hurts
badly when they are caught on hooks. "

Which is why I choose to shoot them in the head with a spear. It's the right
thing to do!
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Update on the boats and skippers for comp so far, nice spread of boats if I have to say so myself.
AJ

Boat Name Skipper/owner's name Boat type and size

1 WHITE MARLIN Jeff White 23 BUTT CAT
2 SAN MICHELLE Eugene Hope 660DV
3 SHYGUY John Relf 21 BUTT CAT
4 RAINBOW RUNNER Dave Estment 24 ROB
5 FANTASEA John Sivewright 24 KEI
6 ERNA 3 Ian McHendrie 21 ROB
7 DEEP BLUE Chris Wilson 620 CAT
8 GOTCHA Stuart/Mike 21 Kei
9 OPEN OCEAN 26 Howard Murray OPEN OCEAN 26
10 OPEN OCEAN 32 Howard Murray OPEN OCEAN 32
11 CASTAWAY Ron Dunn 24 KEI
12 STARFISH Peter de Stadler 660
13 MET EISH Stephen Griffiths 28 BUTT
14 VIXEN Ryan Swindale 19 KOZI CAT
AJ,

Looks like some nice boats. Are all the boats checked out for marine standards with EPIRBS and the normal safety gear? I remember from being there last year that it was pretty important to be in contact with the Penquin when leaving the point and noting when you returned. That can be one nasty ocean out there and the safety of all the divers will be of the utmost importance, along with the boat captain as well. Being on David Cristy's boat last year made me understand the importance of safety in that ocean when we were out on some really rough days.

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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

Hi Eric
All the boats are part of the pool of boats that are used every year for the October Yellowfin angling competition which is a world renowned angling comp.
So yes all the boats and skippers have 40 nautical miles boat and skippers certification. The captains all have years of experience in the deep of cape point. The captains might lack the experience with regards to handling divers, but that is why we have a skippers briefing on the 17'th of April with some of SA's best divers explaining Shallow water black outs et cetera. Also both diving days we will have a trauma doctor on the media boat as a back up with oxygen and National sea rescue will be on high alert.
Any diving competitor is also welcome to be present at the skippers briefing.
Hope that answers your question.
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:54 AM   #75
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

Hi guys
6 WEEKS TO GO!!
Thought I'd include the tourament directors welcoming letter.
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Tournament Coordinator

In welcoming you to this tournament, a life-long dream has become a reality for many of us. A year ago it seemed wishful thinking that we’d ever have a blue water spear fishing tournament in South Africa. Yet today, we’re hosting an international competition.

Welcome to the first ever Blue Water Yellow fin Tuna Spear fishing Tournament to be held in African waters!

The organizing committee has gone to great lengths to ensure that your entry is rewarding and we trust that you will have an unforgettable experience both in and out the water. The consensus is that the tournament will be as successful as the rate of fish speared, so best of luck with diving and spearing the big ones! Lets all ensure the future of spear fishing by being ambassadors for the sport during the next few days.

I did not realize the magnitude of a project of this nature until we started planning. However, every great idea requires a great deal of work and together with our committee of enthusiastic fellow spearo’s who gave up time, money and effort for sheer love of the sport, this project is now a reality . To the committee, and especially AJ Rabie, thanks for all the hours you put into making this tournament a world class event.

Thank you also to the following supporters:

The Chairman of Cape Boat and Ski Boat Club, Dolf Arenhold. To you, your committee and members. Thank you for your venue, commitment and all you did to assist us.

The Boat Owners, without you this tournament would not have been possible.

To Tiger Brands, a big thank you to Steve Hagan for distributing the fish through the Tiger Brand’s Unite Against Hunger initiative.

To MCM, especially Craig Smith, for providing us with dispensation to donate the fish to Unite Against Hunger.

Finally to all the Sponsors. You are the backbone of this tournament. Without your products and financial support, an event of this magnitude could never take place.

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