This is a 500 km staged race; driven by the Kusi and Kaskazi trade winds. The January edition begins with training on Pemba Island and races from Nungwi on Zanzibar to the finish line on Kilwa Kisiwani Island. Kilwa hosts the July training with the start gun on Kilwa Kivinje. The July finish line is Emerald Bay, Pemba Island.
On each stage of the race you'll be navigating your own way through a string of tiny islands and a few checkpoints, staying each night on which ever island you reach, trying to find your way to the finish line and perhaps a victory.
The race will run in January of 2016, with another edition planned for July as well. Each session requires a training session beforehand.