Canoeing

Paddlers flock to enter Drak Challenge 2022

After missing out last summer paddlers have responded enthusiastically to the opening of entries for the N3TC Drak Challenge in partnership with FNB in Underberg on 29 and 30 January 2022. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media Underberg – Paddlers have shown they are eager to get back to the N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon in partnership with FNB on the weekend of ...

Read More »

2022 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon

The 2022 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon will once again attract a vast mix of elite and recreational paddlers for the 71st edition of the iconic, three day race from 17-19 February. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media Race: 71st MyLife Dusi Canoe MarathonRace Format: K2Dates: 17-19 February 2022Start: Camps Drift, PietermaritzburgFinish: Blue Lagoon, DurbanStage distances: Stage 1 – 42km, Stage 2 – 48km, Stage 3 – 36kmThe 2022 MyLife ...

Read More »

Evergreen Bouman retuns to Pete Marlin

Experienced Durban-based surfski paddler Matt Bouman has confirmed that he will be back to tackle both the singles and the doubles at the Dischem Pete Marlin Surfski Race over the weekend of 30-31 October in East London. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media East London – The race for the men’s title at the Dischem Pete Marlin Surfski classic in East London on ...

Read More »

Relay race brings down the curtain on the Siyaphambili surfski series

The winning double/double team at the Indwe Risk Services Citadel Relay race that was the final leg of the Siyaphambili Surfski Series Bruce Pender-Smith, Brad Pearse, Julia McAlister and Shaine McAlister. Lynne Hauptfleisch/Gameplan Media Durban – Surfski paddlers brought the ground-breaking Siyaphambili Surfski Series to an end with a competitive and spirited single and double ski format contest at the ...

Read More »

SA marathon paddlers itching to star racing in Romania

Hank McGregor is keen to prove he remains a threat to a possible twelfth world title at the age of 43. Balint Vekassy/Gameplan Media Pitești, Romania – The South African marathon paddling team has settled into its base in the central Romanian city of Pitești, eager to contest for titles at the ICF World Marathon Championships on the Argeș River ...

Read More »

Louw K3 ready to master the Fish

Former Fish River Canoe Marathon champion and Cradock local Greg Louw (front) will team up with his wife Cathy (middle) and brother Ryan (back) in a K3 for this year’s race from 8-9 October. Supplied/Gameplan Media Cradock – After years of challenging for the Fish River Canoe Marathon title, the Louw brothers of Greg and Ryan have decided for the ...

Read More »

Birkett and Notten stamp their authority on Breede Marathon

The start of the Breede River Canoe Marathon outside Robertson on Saturday. John Hishin/Gameplan Media Bonnievale – Pre-race favourites Andy Birkett and Nicky Notten took full control of the 2021 Breede River Canoe Marathon by racing away to win the 38 kilometre opening stage from Robertson to Bonnievale on a fast flowing river on Saturday. In their first outing together ...

Read More »

Birkett and Notten bag Breede title on first river race together

Andy Birkett (front) and Nicky Notten race into the finish of the second stage to win the Breede River Canoe Marathon on Sunday. John Hishin/Gameplan Media Swellendam – Andy Birkett and Nicky Notten wrapped up victory at the 2021 Breede River Canoe Marathon on the final stage that saw the leaderboard shaped by drama at the compulsory portage halfway through ...

Read More »

Maties assault on Breede women’s K2 title

Maties students Shannon Parker-Dennison (left) and Tracey Oellerman will make their debut at the Breede River Canoe Marathon on 4 and 5 September 2021. Supplied/Gameplan Media Robertson – As entries start to pour in for this weekend’s Breede River Canoe Marathon on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September, the strong entry from Stellenbosch students includes the reunited K2 crew of ...

Read More »

National paddlers geared up for busy six weeks

After so many months without international competition for many of South Africa’s top paddlers, a five week period that includes five international championship events has been welcomed with open arms throughout the community. John Hishen/Gameplan Media Durban – As the world continues to reopen following the easing of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, South Africa’s paddlers across a number of disciplines are ...

Read More »