Tag Archives: Hank McGregor

Avon Descent 2013 - Western Australia

Only in Australia: the Avon Descent 2013

To outsiders, Australia is a wonderful if not crazy land of deadly animals, raging surf and the tough men & women who survive it all. Aussies love nothing more than…

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Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012 Pt3 – Island Shamaal

It’s been seven months since I first entertained the idea of trying to participate in the Mauritius Island Shamaal – seven months of training, dieting, learning to paddle a surfski…

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Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012 Pt2 – Sporty’s Dash

Our first downwind race, and both Nat and I awoke early (4am) feeling sick with nerves. The official pre-Shamaal Race, known as Sporty’s Downwind Dash (named after a paddling character…