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Mujaji as a club opened its doors 13 years ago but our history dates back further than that. We were in essence born out of Safmarine who as early as 1995 started entering the corporate leagues run annually by Nicola Osse and DBSA. In 1998 the Safdragons club was formalized after Safmarine was sold and the new owners opted not to enter the league anymore. By this stage the Safdragons were quite a force in the corporate league so with a lot of help from Pam Newby, formed a club and Pam started training sweeps, including myself. Pam's roots were in Paddlesnappers but as usual she spent a lot of her time urging others to form clubs and the fact that we are here today bears testimony to that. She eventually joined us and is now one of the few really longstanding members the club Mujaji enjoys along with myself, Wendy and Kim. Mujaji was formed in 2003 with the arrival of the IDBF CCWC(2004) imminent on our shores. Safdragons were a female dominant club then and Dragons Pursuit (ex I&J) having more men was an obvious fitso the 2 clubs joined forces and renamed to a more African themed name. The new club went on to take part in the International CCWC and is still a healthy selfstanding club today. Post 2004 numbers dwindled and we became known as the small club with a big heart. Our culture is one of hard work and competition on the water but a lot of fun, goodwill and socializing when off of it.
On the goodwill front Mujaji are aligned with SANCCOB and annually adopt penguin chicks at the end of each year. We have also been known to hold long distance fundraisers when the resources of SANCCOB were particularly stretched due to coastwise groundings and sinkings.
Our homebase has always been the V&A Waterfront and for this we thank Captain Steven Bentley, his predecessor Captain Bill Shewell and Penny Randall for their support over the years The current marina team of Michael Thomas and Louis Souls also deserve warm thanks here. Your efforts and input do not go unnoticed.
Over the past few years this small club with a big heart has grown to where we now float 2 boats at practice times yet that heart remains stronger than ever. Mujaji comprises a really eclectic band of different people who are fun-loving but highly competitive.
Rain Queen Mujaji is a dragon who lives on Table Mountain and is said to look like a great feathered serpent.
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