EVENT DATES: 19 - 22 SEPT 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP WILL START IN - 210 DAYS

 

NEWSLETTER 6

19/9/2018 – 22/9/2018

NEWSLETTER 6

Welcome to the sixth newsletter with news and information regarding the Tug-of-War World Championships 2018, as well as attractions to see whilst visiting beautiful Cape Town!

TICKET SALES:

Please note that all spectators who have NOT accredited, will have to buy entry tickets to enter the competition field. Please refer to our website, and follow the link on the popup screen.

Athletes who are accredited, do NOT pay for entrance tickets.

IMPORTANT PLEASE – FLIGHTS AND ROOMING LISTS:

All team managers are to please email their teams’ flight itineraries and rooming lists to Hannah de Lange atHannah1delange@gmail.com, as SOON as confirmed.

BUS SHUTTLES DURING THE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Organising Committee has arranged sufficient bus transport to lift ALL the competitors and spectators in TWO shifts – kindly note that the bus shuttles are ONLY available to passengers who are making use of the official “hotel packages”.

From Wednesday 19 September to Saturday 22 September, there will be a 07:00 bus shuttle to the competition area as well as a 08:00 bus shuttle. It is requested that all those athletes and coaches participating in the morning session, utilise the FIRST (07:00) bus shuttle – this will ensure that the teams have sufficient time for stamping, warm-up etc. Team tents will be allocated and well-marked, so there is no need to send people ahead to “secure” your team tents.

The 2nd shuttles will leave at 08:00. This will primarily be athletes and coaches that participate in the afternoon, as well as spectators. Every morning from 08:45 there will either be on-field entertainment or the Opening Ceremony at the competition venue. The 2nd shuttles will be at the venue well in advance of the 08:45 activities.

It is requested that athletes be at the bus pick-up points 10-15 minutes PRIOR to departure, as these buses will move at 07:00 and 08:00 sharply.

Starting from 10:00, there will be an hourly shuttle bus back to the hotels from the “bus terminus” at the competition field. IF there are NO passengers, the bus will NOT depart.
If there are “special requests” from official “package” groups that wish to depart later to the competition, this can be accommodated between 11:00 and 14:00 daily – these “special requests” must be arranged via the appointed country liaison officials.
Similarly, bus shuttles in the afternoon are scheduled for 18:00 and 19:00 respectively. In the event that a competition runs into overtime, these timings will be adjusted accordingly. Dinner is served until 22:00 at the hotels, so there is no need to rush back. Teams are encouraged to make use of the swimming pool and restaurant at the competition venue and even enjoy the beach until the 2nd shuttle departs – this is Cape Town after all, no need to rush!!

WATER SITUATION:

We have continued to have lovely rain over the last month, and are very happy to announce that our Cape Town dams are now collectively 54% full.

ACCREDITATIONS:

Countries are reminded to accredit their athletes before the end of August 2018, which is the cutoff date. Please go to https://tugofwar-twif.organd look for the accreditation button.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

WEBSITE:

The official website is: http://www.towcapetown2018.co.za. The video for the release of the Logo is available on this website, as well as this newsletter and other interesting information. Please subscribe on the site, so that newsletter and other information can be emailed to you directly.

FACEBOOK:

Photos, news and information will be posted here regularly. The Facebook page is:

Tug-of-War Cape Town 2018.

EMAIL ADDRESS:

All enquiries NOT regarding accommodation packages can be directed to the following email address:info@towcapetown2018.co.za

VENUE:

The competitions will be held at Camps Bay High School, situated on the slopes of Table Mountain.

WEIGH IN VENUES:

There will be weigh in venues at the Strand Towers Hotel, the Fountains Hotel, as well as at the Competition venue. ALL of the weigh in venues will be based on the sketch sent out previously.

Please ask your athletes to familiarize themselves with the layout.

ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS:

All accommodation bookings must be done through Hannah de Lange at email address:Hannah1delange@gmail.com

The following packages were available:

Class A (Strand Towers Hotel) ALREADY 100% BOOKED

Class B (Fountains Hotel) ALREADY 100% BOOKED

Class C (Lady Hamilton Hotel) ALREADY 100% BOOKED

Class A (Tsogo Sun Stay Easy) ALREADY 95% BOOKED

R5900 DBB (5 nights)

Additional nights : R850pps

Includes transfers and accreditation

Approximately 15 minutes from arena.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

1. SPICE ROUTE:

The Spice Route in Paarl is a popular tourist destination located in the city of Paarl.The old farm house offers a variety of typical South African delicacies like local wines from the surrounding vineyards, draft beer and dark chocolates. The name Spice Route dates back to the historical mariners who used to trade Eastern spices to Europe along the “Spice Route” for the spice trade in the 15th century. The Estate gives visitors the opportunity to explore local foods, beverages and goods that are produced in a traditional manner, supporting the local community while spreading the taste and spirit of South Africa out to the world. Its cellar production and wine tasting is conducted using red and white wines from the local Malmesbury and Darling vineyards.

2. NOORDHOEK HORSERIDING:

If horse riding on a beautiful beach appeals to you, you are in luck. In the village of Noordhoek, there are various horseriding adventures available to you.

Here are some sites to go look at:

http://www.sleepyhollowhorseriding.com/

http://www.beachrides.co.za/

http://www.horseriding.co.za/

3. SHIMMY BEACH CLUB:

There’s no cooler place to be than the excellently positioned Shimmy Beach Club, located NEXT to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Boasting a fine dining restaurant, multiple bars, and a sprawling deck leading down to a private beach, the premier venue provides Cape Town with plenty of space to play.

TOUR PACKAGES FOR DURING OR AFTER THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Please refer to all the previous Newsletters for the tour packages which are available.

If you are interested in booking these tours, please contact: Hannah1delange@gmail.com

for the full itineraries.

LEARN OUR LANGUAGE:

Here are some more truly South African words for you to master before coming to Cape Town.

1. Aikona ….

Pronounced eye-corner. Nguni word meaning : No way!

Aikona! The Swiss couldn’t possibly have lost that pull !!

Aikona! These South African wines are better than the French wines !!

2. Just now ….

Typical South African saying, meaning: Sometime soon

Ja, I’ll take you to the beach just now ..

They’ll post the results just now ….

3. Now now ….

Another typical South African saying, meaning: Very soon

I want to go to the beach now now ….

I hope they post the results now now …..

Until next month!

Regards

The Organising Committee