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Saturday morning fast paced drive - 12 September

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:32 pm
by TomS
Meeting time: 0600
Drive starts: 0630
Route: Will hit Pink Rocks and then onto Fossil Rock.
Drive terrain: Small dunes followed by bigger ones.
Drive will end at 0930

Please be punctual so we can maximise our time on the sand!
IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR SAFETY PURPOSES ONLY FEWBIES WITH SUFFICIENT DRIVE EXPERIENCE WILL BE ADMITTED. A MINIMUM OF 1 STAR IS REQUIRED TO JOIN THIS DRIVE.





COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES
A. At the meeting point, please park the vehicles at least 5 meters apart and observe standard social distancing practices.
B. Face mask and gloves to be worn at all times.
C. No shaking hands, hugging or any other physical contact.
D. Max 3 persons per vehicle, or 5 if from the same family staying in the same house.
E. Drive briefing can be viewed on this page and communications on the day will be carried out by radio, so please ensure your radio carries the correct channel announced on your convoy’s WhatsApp group so you can line up correctly. Once at the meeting point, deflate your tires and mount your flag.
F. Drivers AND passengers should remain in their vehicles, after deflating their tires and NOT meet or socialize with other participants.
G. There is to be no sharing of any food or drinks.
H. No sharing of any equipment, tow ropes, shackles, radios or any other accessory.
I. In the event of a recovery, please radio your position in the convoy and vehicle - a marshal will advise you on how to self-recover or will assist.

Checklist:
a) Fully functional 4x4 vehicle with full tank of fuel.
b) Air compressor in working condition.
c) Recovery rope / strap.
d) Compatible radio pre-programmed to DO frequencies.
e) Refreshments for you and your passengers (if you have them).
f) Offroad flag attached to vehicle.

Etiquette:
1) Registering and not coming along may stop others from joining and is easily avoidable - so please be courteous and withdraw if you can't make it.
2) Be punctual.
3) Any participants not registered on the forum site will not be allowed to join the drive.
4) Passengers in Registered participant's vehicles are not counted as participants and are free to join.

Environmental:
i) If you have a water dispenser at home, please use refillable bottles instead of buying one time use plastic bottles. The more sustainable we act, the longer we can enjoy our environment.
ii) Strictly no littering. Please make sure any plastic bags, papers, etc. in the car are secured so they don't fly out when opening a door.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and prepare properly - see you on the sand!

Re: Saturday morning fast paced drive - 12 September

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:15 am
by Shockstrut
Would love to join, but what level is it?

Re: Saturday morning fast paced drive - 12 September

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:27 am
by Ahmad Pervez
Shockstrut wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:15 am
Would love to join, but what level is it?
Hello Joel,
As given this is a fewbie level drive, basically it is not for absolute beginners but advance level maneuvers too will be largely avoided by the lead.
It is approximately the same level as designated by your one star ranking.

The lead Marshal has set the number of participants at 9 currently, and that number has already been reached, so let us hope that he increases that number and authorizes your attendance.

Re: Saturday morning fast paced drive - 12 September

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:12 am
by Shockstrut
Thanks, I do hope he allows one more then.

Cant drive Friday and got someone whose never been in the desert to join me 😁

Re: Saturday morning fast paced drive - 12 September

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:20 pm
by TomS
I've added you in Shockstrut - convoy has now been increased to 12 cars so if we have more interest, we can break it into 2 convoys.