The Hendri Coetzee Itanda Falls Race
When: Saturday, 13 October 2012
Where: Itanda Falls (25 km from Jinja, Uganda)
As part of The Nile River Festival (held from 12-14 October), a race is being held to celebrate Hendri’s life. The Hendri Coetzee Itanda Falls Race will start at Hendri’s favourite rapid, which is also the site of his Memorial.
Come and enjoy the Best Day Ever with Hendri’s friends and family and watch some of the world’s finest kayakers compete by Hendri’s rules.
“Hendri inspired this race! We had many conversations about this race on my balcony in Jinja. I always said it was too bloody dangerous to run. Hendri thought it was time we stepped competitions up a notch. He felt all the kayaking competitions were getting too soft and it was time that we created an event that pushed the limits of the world’s best kayakers. The rules are exactly as Hendri envisioned them: promoting style and skill, and rewarding kayakers for pushing the limits of whitewater kayaking. Essentially, points for showing off on the water!” Jamie, Kayak the Nile
The Nile River Festival is being held to reestablish the Nile River as a world-class destination after the implementation of the Bujagali Dam. The Hendri Coetzee Itanda Falls Race will be one of four events over the weekend.