Fish Eagle Rally Spreads it’s Wings

Fish Eagle Rally Spreads it’s Wings

The Playboys Motor Cycle Club (PMCC) will once again host the very popular Fish Eagle Rally hailed as the largest motorcycle rally in Namibia from 5 to 7 October in Walvis Bay.
The venue for this year’s drag races, which forms part of the 19th Fish Eagle Rally, have however been shifted from the vicinity of the Diaz circle – Union street to the new industrial area next to Narraville Suburb. There is a huge open space with lots of parking space and a superb road surface.
“Hosting the event at Sparta recreational club will clash with that of the Walvis fees organized by the Moedergemeente Church and the Hangana Hake Run & Ride on the same day,” explained Ricci Profitt a member of the organizing committee and vice president of PMCC.
The RALLY SITE with games and other activities will be accommodated at 22 Langer Heinrich Street on the left turn-off opposite the Dunes Mall entrance.
As is the norm this year’s event will also include an N$20 000 lucky raffle draw, the crowning of the Miss Fish Eagle, doughnut king, burnout king, fun filled games, the concourse de elegance competition, and a mass ride and church service.
The mass ride will be hosted in Swakopmund in order to avoid road congestion and the runners participating in the Etosha marathon on the day.
The Fish Eagle rally brings together hundreds of motorcycle enthusiastic and riders from all over the country as well as neighboring countries and serves the purpose of generating much needed funds for charitable causes in the community
“We estimate more than 200 motorcycles and will depart at 9:30 from the Tug restaurant (Swakopmund) for a scenic route Mass Ride all along the coastline and through the CBD to show our guest the antique buildings in Swakopmund. We already have over forty bikers from clubs in South Africa and Botswana who have entered for the weekend for the event and we therefor want to promote Swakopmund and Namibia to the best of our ability.”
Profitt added that Walvis Bay will also enjoy a tourism injection of more than 500 visitors who go on boat trips, stay in B&B’s and eat out for the duration of the event while the community gets a chance to witness some exciting drag races and stunt men in action coupled with the fun and games of the bikers at no cost at the drags area. Day visitors entry will however be charged on site to enjoy the great musical entertainment of Just Jack, Jan Taks and Jo Nichol.
In 2017 over 250 full weekend entries were received with South African and Namibian clubs in attendance. Hundreds of day visitors also visited the rally which generated approximately N$30 000 for charity. The club made enough money without assistance from any significant cash sponsors and assisted the Welwitschia Old Age Home in Swakopmund to build a wall to enhance the security of the facility. Hampers were also sponsored for each person living there. The club also raised an additional N$20 000 to assist with the preparing and painting of the newly built wall.
For 2018 PMCC has used funds for another effort to safeguard the Welwitschia old age home by means of a N$5,000.00 gate control and N$30.00 talk time vouchers for each resident to use the gate via distance control through cell phones.
“Our aim for 2018 / 2019 is to generate at least N$50,000.00 for various charities available. During the year, many present and pressing needs will come to our attention. These will be the initiatives we will invest our time and money in. Our main focus will be towards the elderly of Namibia. Many welfare organisations cater for children and the animals but sadly, our elderly are grossly neglected.”
The club made enough money without assistance from any significant cash sponsors and assisted the Welwitschia Old Age Home in Swakopmund to build a wall to enhance the security of the facility. Hampers were also sponsored for each person living there. The club also raised an additional N$20 000 to assist with the preparing and painting of the newly built wall.

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