About the Dash,

The Down Wind Dash started out as a fundraising event known as the Langebaan to Saldanha Down Wind Dash in 1984. Malcolm McGregor established this now prestigious event and is still supporting the planning and helping on the day (if he’s not on the water sailing)

We are proud to be noted as one of the premier water sport events held in the southern hemisphere.

This race is part of the qualifying races for the International Dash.

Our Approach

Some History…

Saldanha Bay Beach Sailing Club history

Down wind dash History (Previously Langebaan dash) The downwind dash was conceived by three keen windsurf enthusiasts who had just started the Saldanha Beach Sailing Club which has headquarters on the beach in Saldanha and is still running the event. The...

John’s history

Nature has a way on sculpturing her own race courses and challenges and once we as humans discover these and align our thinking, this synergy creates events that retain their essence and transcend the evolution of sporting equipment and our sometimes...

Saldanha Beach Sailing Club – Early history

Saldanha Beach Sailing club – early history At the time that Windsurfers were starting to become available in 1984, Malcolm McGregor was a committee member of the Saldanha Bay Yacht Club. A number of the members, particularly of the younger generation, had...

Von Mary

Kommentare zu "Langebaan Downwind Dash" Langebaan Downwind Dash von Mary - am 21.01.2008 13:34 I participated in the Langebaan Downwind Dash last Saturday (South Africa). I wanted to do it for years, but never happened to be in the Cape at that time. It's...

Rider Perspective

By Greg Thijsse As 3 O Clock approached the nerves escalated and escalated. The worlds biggest dash is about to start on Home Soil. A Horn was fired at 3 sending the first fleet off prematurely due to some confusion about the start sequence. I was one of...

Malcolm McGregor’s story

The year of 1984... The downwind dash was conceived by three keen windsurf enthusiasts who had just started the Saldanha Beach Sailing Club which has headquarters on the beach in Saldanha and is still running the event. The first Dash was held around 1984...