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JBay Open expected to have great finale

The J-Bay Open, stop No 6 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, is on standby for Thursday 17 July, and event organisers will reconvene at 07:00 on Friday 18 July to assess conditions for the day.  The prospect of classic conditions at Supertubes on the weekend prompted organisers to call a third consecutive lay day. Read moreRead more

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Two milestones for St Francis parkrun

St Francis parkrun reached two important milestones in the month of July – the commemoration of the inaugural run of Saturday 13 July 2013, and the first runner who earned his sought after red “50” shirt for running 50 parkruns. Read moreRead more

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St Francis College on sports tour

Team spirit and a winning attitude bagged several victories for St Francis College at a recent inter-schools sports weekend held in Plettenberg Bay.  Learners joined hosts Greenwood Independent School, Knysna Montessori and Stepping Stones on the field, where they were participated in hockey and soccer matches. Read moreRead more

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Tale of an aspiring Fisher Woman!

Bridget Rodgers from St Francis Bay has joined St Francis Safaris for a few deep sea fishing expeditions over the last year.  Being always in the pursuit of adventure, she says “it is easy to see why fishing St Francis and surrounds has become one of my favourite leisure activities.” Read moreRead more

Johan Rust, President of the SFB Bowling Club with the winners of the Personal Trust Trips Tournament: Madelaine Barry (left) and Basil Barry, and Priscilla Going (front).

Third Trips Tournament for Bowls

St Francis Bay hosted their third Personal Trips Tournament over the weekend of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June, with the brilliant weather contributing to its resounding success. Read moreRead more

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JBay Station Commander ticks off his first Comrades

Well done and a big congratulations to Rieghard van Rensburg, Station Commander of NSRI in Jeffreys Bay, who completed his first Comrades Marathon this year.  This man, who knows how to dig deep, said the last 3km of the event was the worst: Read moreRead more

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World Champs for Clive Taverner!

Clive Taverner (62) has been invited to the 2014 World Clay Target Championships to be held in Italy in August.  Taverner is well known as “the voice” of the Tavcor Motor Group and his marketing related successes, but this time will be jetting off to represent South Africa in the World Clay Target Championships. Read moreRead more

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Great first time results for local paddlers

St Francis Paddling Club played an integral role in this year’s SA Sprint School Championships, held at De Rust between 1 and 3 May 2014.  Dave and Marie Louw organised the event for the Eastern Cape Canoe Union (ECCU), chairperson Chris Opperman acted as safety officer and Candice Peltenburg volunteered at the weigh station. Read moreRead more

The start on Cape St Francis main beach.

Mocke takes CSF surfski challenge

The 2014 Cape St Francis Surfski Challenge held in beautiful weather over 14km on Saturday 12 April was won in a time of 57 min 38 sec by the current top surfski paddler in the world, Jasper Mocke.  Matt Bouman, who has represented South Africa in five watersports finished second, 25 seconds behind the winner, with Sean Rice, 2013 World Surfski Champion in third place, a further 36 seconds back. Read moreRead more

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Another incident-free season for Woodridge

The Woodridge Surf Lifesaving Club has  completed another season of incident-free duty patrols at Main Beach, St Francis Bay.  Between November 2013 and 30 March 2014, club members completed over 1 024 duty hours patrolling this beach on Sundays during term time. Read moreRead more

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College riders shine at Homestead show

Three St Francis College learners displayed their equestrian talent with strength and style at the recent Homestead Equestrian Estate dressage show. Read moreRead more

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SA colours for Jenna! Well done!

Jenna Masterson, endurance rider from St Francis Bay, has been selected for the 2014 South African Light Weight Team, and will compete on May 2 in Parys, Freestate in a 120km endurance ride for her country. Read moreRead more