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Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« on: February 15, 2018, 12:51:31 pm »


Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018 – 3rd Edition.

Hi Everyone,
After two successful Tankwa events and having received a number of phone calls herewith some basic information so long. We have been asked about the possibility of an adventure class, we are considering ADV bikes however there is no way we want to dilute the quality of routes so plans are that they could skip some sections. We are working on extended routes and acquired more farms, in fact Dave is up there this weekend to explore a liaison to Middelpos and a special for Rally bikes and I have another one planned for a secret location.

Motorsport SA Affiliated:  Yes the event will be again run under the auspices of MSA as we (WCOC) operate within their structure/regulations with safety paramount. Competitors only require a MSA club license however would have to have raced at Rally, Off-road or Enduro before.

Region.
The event takes place in the Tankwa / Hantam region in the Northern Cape with the nearest town being that of Calvinia.  Tankwa is known for its extreme climate and harsh environment, which will test the best. The variety of terrain promises to level the playing fields amongst competitors challenging both Man and Machine.

Objective.
•   Motorsport SA affiliated Cross Country Rally race catering for Rally Bikes and Off-road Bikes/Quads.
•   Rally Bikes navigation be means of Rally Book
•   Off-Road Bikes/ Quads navigation by means of GPS.
•   To test Navigation skills.
•   To test competitor all round skills and endurance.
•   Ability to read the terrain.
•   Race in one’s own safety zone and to anticipate.
•   For both man and machine to finish.
•   Adventure for Spectators and Service Crews.

Date 21-23rd Sept.

Venue: Race HQ Rooiputs 60km south of Calvinia
    On central race HQ and Tented Village/campsite (DSP).
•   All Stages and liaisons start and finish at main DSP operating in a clover leaf format
•   Transponder timing (ZA timing).
•   Three day Cross Country.
•   Day 1  Time Trial + Race section 2
•   Day 2 Marathon (race section 3)
•   Day 3 Mountain (race section 4)

   Off-road bikes/quads Outside refuels/service points at max 70km (Non roadworthy).
•   Access to selected service points by service crews.
•   Solo competitor’s fuel delivered by WCOC service truck refuel points.
•   Off-road Bikes/Quads approx. 750km.
•   GPS Equivalent of Garmin Etrax 10, 20, or 30.

   Rally class required to have minimum 250km range and roadworthy bikes.
•   Rally class no outside assistance except at DSP.
•   Rally Bikes approx. 1000km.
•   Rally Navigator Roadbook.

More info to follow soon.
Kind Regards Clive.

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 01:56:07 pm »
Maybe get a poster or two up in our and other stores, advertising the event, closer to the time?


Well done, looks like another well-planned event.  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 06:26:20 pm »
Maybe get a poster or two up in our and other stores, advertising the event, closer to the time?


Well done, looks like another well-planned event.  :thumleft:
Cheers
Chris
Thanks Chris much appreciated - I will do fairly soon.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 11:15:36 am »
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 12:10:17 pm »
so wish I could do this some day. It looks great.

Subscribed for the adventure class possible info. something the average Joe with a big bike can do. A few hard and long days in the saddle!
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 02:46:17 pm »
So this is looking interesting.  If i understand it correctly if i have an offroad, unlicensed bike with a GPS i can race it?
On the lMSA side, i havent raced for some time, but have in the past, will this work in terms of getting an MSA license.
 
The clover leaf plan makes it feasible to get to participate without having to get a whole support crew together, so lekker plan there!

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 03:43:53 pm »
So this is looking interesting.  If i understand it correctly if i have an offroad, unlicensed bike with a GPS i can race it?
On the lMSA side, i havent raced for some time, but have in the past, will this work in terms of getting an MSA license.
 
The clover leaf plan makes it feasible to get to participate without having to get a whole support crew together, so lekker plan there!

If I may answer on Offroads behalf (he's busy frantically getting things ready for the Wellington race on Sat):

if i have an offroad, unlicensed bike with a GPS i can race it? - 100% correct  :thumleft:

will this work in terms of getting an MSA license. - You can take out a license for the event, it's cheaper than a yearly license.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 04:49:24 pm »
Thanks for answering Brett - to add to Brett's reply minimum MSA license is a Club Lic  or you can take a One Event License (No WOW license for Tankwa). Personally I would take a club license, it is not expensive and go get a race or two under the belt at GXCC or similar.

Correct the Off-Road Bikes (non roadworthy bikes) will not be doing liaison sections but will need GPS.

Will update as we progress - going to be busy in between with only eight weeks to Cere Koue Bokkeveld National Off-road,  however plans are on track.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 05:54:07 pm »
I forgot to add - People have been asking about entry fee.
First we need to make sure about the routes before final Regulations submitted to MSA for approval before we can finalise. This should not be an issue as MSA approved & were 100% happy with the first two events. However it is our AIM to keep Off-road entries to around 5k and hopeful Rally +- 6.5K.
Please understand we don't make money from this event only trying to cover costs. Think about it .... Electronic timing (ZA timing), MSA officials, 2017 had three Life support teams + air ambulance on standby, I still have my cash slips for track/route setting diesel cost =30K of which WCOC covered.
Any previous participant will tell you it was a absolute bargain.

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2018, 06:53:59 am »
This is a really great initiative. You have been building to this for a long time and I am sure it will be a great success. :thumleft:

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2018, 06:43:49 pm »
Bump to get this to the top where I can find it again.
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2018, 09:22:28 am »
Stickied. Any new info?
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2018, 09:53:11 am »
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Tankwa Cross Country Rally 21-23 Sept 2018
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2018, 11:34:58 am »
Go Clive!!!
This is going to be another epic rally.
I have said it before - the off-road biking community has no idea how good they have it to have you in the mix.
Thank you for all the work and dedication!!
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 21-23 Sept 2018
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2018, 07:36:36 pm »
This is tickling my fanny ..................... sorry ...................... fancy  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Logistics is massive but a GP group thing could swing it ...................
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 21-23 Sept 2018
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2018, 05:35:16 pm »
This is tickling my fanny ..................... sorry ...................... fancy  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Logistics is massive but a GP group thing could swing it ...................
Hi Cracker, if you or a group would like to truck your bikes/kit (Logistics) we can arrange bike/kit storage in Calvinia or at Race HQ. I'm also happy to help load a transporter afterwards?   I know we all want to keep costs down.... however we can arrange a reliable plane charter from CPT direct to the venue (this would be cheapest with 3-6 passengers at a time). Aerosport CPT own the farm & airstrip 2km from Race HQ & if required, we also have another very good contact.
Tented camp & full meal packages also available (can make a plan for pre-arranged fuel too).
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 09:36:23 am »
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2018
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2018, 04:46:01 am »
WPS in the corner of a farm....Gnarly! :thumleft:
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