<div class="ExternalClass824A04CF59764FF48609FED95C080052"><p>​The Open Ocean Festival presents the most fun spectators can have from the shore. Open every day between Saturday 1 and Wednesday 19 November at the V&A Waterfront, the Festival is packed with adrenaline-pumping water activities. All activities take place in Victoria Basin where they can be viewed from the Volvo Ocean Race Village and from Jetty 1, Jetty 2 and Quay Six.</p><p>Jetovator: Saturday 1, Sunday 2, Saturday 8, Sunday 9 and Wed 19 (various times)For the most extreme fun you can have on water, don’t miss the Open Ocean Festival Jetovator demonstration in the Quay Six basin. The Jetovator, when attached to a boat as a power source, propels a rider meters into the air by forcing water through a hose to create a jet effect. Professional fly boarders will entertain the crowd with their skill and technique on Saturday 1 November from 14.45pm, on Sunday 2 November from 1pm, on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November from 12pm and on Wednesday 19 November from 2pm.</p><p>Dragon boat racing: Saturday 1, Tuesday 4, and Thursday 6 (various times)Teams of rowers in their colourful dragon boats will demonstrate their skill and precision as they race across the Quay Six Basin. Spectators can view them from the Volvo Race Village on Saturday 1 November from 3pm, on Tuesday 4 and Thursday 6 November from 4pm. The boats will be dressed with heads and tails and rowers will be dressed in their team kits. Drummers will add to the air of festivity.Cape model boat racing: Sunday 2, 9am to 11.45am.</p><p>Boating enthusiasts should not miss the Cape Model Boat Race taking place at the Quay Six basin on Sunday 2 November. Between 9am and 11h45, they can watch radio-controlled speed boats in various categories, set sail around the basin. Classes will include F1 Outboard, Stock Mono hull, Stock Catamaran, Modified Mono hull and Modified Catamaran. For more information, contact Gerald de Jager on 082 492 8982 or via <a href="mailto:chairman@cmbc.co.za">chairman@cmbc.co.za</a>. </p><p>Lifesaving demonstration: Sunday 2, 12pm to 1pmThe guardian angels of any beach are its lifesavers so witness their incredible skill in a lifesaving demonstration on Sunday, 2 November between 12pm and 1pm. </p><p>Open Water Team Relay Swim: Wednesday 5 November, 5pm (registration) 6pm start Come on in, the water’s fine and everyone can enter the Waterfront’s Open Ocean Festival Open Water team relay swim on Wednesday 5 November at the Quay Six Basin. Registration opens at 5pm at the Race Village and the race begins at 6pm. Teams consisting of four people will get to swim four 200m laps. For more information, or to enter the race, contact Derek Frazer at derrick@bigbayevents.co.za, or enter via <a href="http://www.ntri.co.za/">www.ntri.co.za</a>.</p><p>Surf-ski team relay: Thursday 6 November 6pm to 7.45pm (registration from 5pm)Between 6pm and 7h45pm on Thursday 6 November, don’t miss the surf-ski team relay competition across the harbour basin. The race can be viewed from the Volvo Race Village in front of Quay Six, or from Jetty 1 or Jerry two. Teams will have to complete four 400-meter relay laps on one of two types of surf skis. Two types of surf-ski’s will be used, namely the ‘spec-ski’ which is commonly used by lifesavers for its ability to move easily through waves, and the ‘ocean-ski’ which is longer and created to deal with open ocean swells. </p><p>Stand-up and Prone Paddling: Friday 7 November 6pm-7pmBetween 6pm and 7pm on Friday 7 November, visitors to the Quay Six basin can watch teams of experienced Stand-up Prone Paddlers compete against each other in five 400-meter relay laps across the harbour basin. The ancient Polynesian skill of prone paddling involved kneeling on a flat surf-board while paddling across the ocean. The competing relay teams will undertake the race standing up on their boards.</p><p>Canoe polo: Saturday 8 to Sunday 9, 9am-4pmVisitors to the Quay Six basin at the V&A Waterfront on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November can watch canoe polo teams battle it out each day between 9am and 4pm. The specially designed canoes used will be slightly smaller. Goals will be positioned approximately two to three meters above the water, and teams score by throwing or flicking with a paddle.</p><p>Xtreme water polo: Monday 10 to Wednesday 12, 6pm to 7pmThe Quay Six basin will burst into life as teams compete in a three-day Xtreme Water Polo challenge between Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 November. From 6pm to 8pm the basin will be divided into four separate polo pools to cordon off the playing fields in which two 12-minute chukkas are played. The rules will vary from standard water polo rules.</p><p>Sunset Mile Open Water SwimMake waves in the V&A Waterfront’s Sunset Mile Open Water Swim on Wednesday, 12 November at the Quay Six basin. Anyone can enter and individuals will be required to swim one ‘mile’ across the harbour basin. Registration takes place at 5pm and the race will start at 6pm. For more information, or to enter the race, contact Derek Frazer at derrick@bigbayevents.co.za, or enter via <a href="http://www.ntri.co.za/">www.ntri.co.za</a>.</p><p>NSRI Demonstration: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 and November 2pm to 3pmThe NSRI is at the forefront of sea rescue along our beaches, and the public is invited to see them demonstrate their skills as part of the Open Ocean Festival on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November from 2pm. The demonstration will include showing how a helicopter team rescues a person from the water.</p></div>2014-10-28T22:00:00Z



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