Greg Pearce
Dragonboat History
  • 1998: founder member and chairman of Safdragons, Cape Town until 2003, then formed Mujaji, Cape Town till present;
  • Participated in numerous corporate regattas/leagues since 1995 and at International level at the annual Cape Town International held in November every year until 2003.
  • Participated in, and managed a team at the IDBF World Champs in 1999 (mixed/open 250/500/1000m)
  • member of the 2000 All Africa team (from the whole continent) at Sansui, Guangzhou,
  • Member (paddler and manager) of the Nyami Nyami squad that toured China for the Yan Huang Cup held in the 3 cities of Beijing, HuangZhou and Xiamen in 2000,
  • Emerald Casino Chinese Regatta, Johannesburg 2003,
  • IDBF 2004 Club Crew World Championships at Cape Town 2004, Premier Division (mixed/open 250/500m)
  • Sweep/Helm since 1997: Corporate (since 1997) and International level (since 1999).WCDBA accredited sweep (full licence)
  • Coach: Safdragons 1998 - 2003
  • Team captain: Safdragons and Mujaji incl. CCWC2004 (Cape Town)
  • International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) - Race Official since 2004,
  • South African Dragon Association steering committee Chairman from 1999 - 2000
  • South African Dragon Boat Association Treasurer 2003 to present
  • Western Cape Dragon Boat Association Treasurer 2003/4 and 2005 till present
  • Safdragon and subsequently Mujai Chairman since inception.

a strong Pearce presence at the frontAway from the boat, after matriculating at Westerford High, Greg started his working career as a deck cadet with Safmarine, working his way up to a Class 2 foreign going (Chief Navigating Officer) certification.

Since 1990 he has worked ashore and is currently a director and chartering broker in international bulkshipping with the Greek owned Safbulk (PTY) Ltd.
He holds a B. Comm degree (UNISA), is married to Wendy & has two sons, Dylan & Gareth.

Correct as at 07/2/06

Greg at 23 (the hair is real!!)