Join your fellow club members for an outing to the big sand pit.
DATE : Sunday 27 Jan 2019
TIME : 08H30
PLACE: Gate 1 (Newly built entrance to the Atlantis Dunes off the R307)
GPS Coordinates: -33.598616 18.449325
We will meet in the parking area of the new entrance complex, adjust the tyre pressures and go play in the sand. This is an ideal opportunity for the new members and those who have new vehicles to learn how to do this “sand driving thing” and get more acquainted with their vehicles.
Bring along picnic baskets with eats and drinks for the day.
We hope to see many club members there to kick off the year’s outing program with a bang.
In order to ensure a spot on this outing, please respond to Elna Buitenhuis at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Friday 18th Jan 2019, and provide us with your vehicle Registration Number. This will provide us with enough time to obtain the permits.
Permits are now R200 per vehicle. Please deposit the amount into club account with reference Surname and Atlantis 2019 and forward proof of payment to email@example.com
- Always consider the possibility of wind and rain. Pack clothing accordingly.
- It is always advisable to wear comfortable closed shoes or boots.
- Have a broad rim hat and sun block on hand.
- Use tie-down straps to secure all items packed, as loose items can become missiles.
- No pets allowed.
- All vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition.
- Always have your spare keys with you.
- Recovery points fitted to the front and rear on your vehicle are a prerequisite.
- Your own kinetic recovery strap / rope and 2 shackles.
Bring any additional recovery equipment you might need.
- A tyre pump and tyre pressure gauge will be required to deflate/inflate tyres.
- Carry a fire extinguisher, easily accessible in the event of an emergency.
- Always carry your personal medical kit. Pack where accessible.
TWO WAY RADIOS:
The standard ORRA VHF channels will be in use.
Communication between participating vehicles on any 4×4 excursion is important for many reasons. It enhances the safety of drivers, passengers and vehicles while on a 4×4 trail, where drivers can communicate with one another regarding their location and situation. Sharing interesting information and the banter amongst participants adds to the fun.
We suggest that those who do not have a suitable vhf radio, to hire one from the club. Contact Jimmy Niemann firstname.lastname@example.org well in advance to hire one.
Should you be hiring a radio, ensure that your lighter socket is working.