Canoeing

Stanford initiative scoops a Jack Cheetham Award

The Rock the Boat Programme run by the Grootbos Foundation and Stanford Canoe Club recently won the runner-up award at the annual Jack Cheetham and Letsema Awards run annually by Murray and Roberts. Pictured are some of their paddlers from the Stanford River Festival earlier this year. Supplied/
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Durban – The Grootbos Foundation and the Stanford Canoe Club in the Overberg area in the Western are celebrating after winning the runner-up award for their ‘Rock the Boat’ initiative at the annual Jack Cheetham and Letsema Awards run annually by Murray and Roberts. The development programme provides canoeing skills and basic water safety to youngsters from the rural Overberg ...

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N3TC Drak set to celebrate it’s 25 birthday in style

Andy Birkett celebrates his fourth title at the 2017 N3TC Drak Challenge. Anthony Grote/
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Underberg – The popular two-day 62 kilometre N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon celebrates its 25th anniversary this year on 20 and 21 January, with the event now well established in the trio of South Africa’s best supported canoe races. Entries for the 2018 race opened this week and look certain to attract another field of close to 1000 paddlers keen ...

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Drama defines exciting Fish final stage

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Cradock – Mistakes from both the men’s and women’s overnight leaders at the death handed Greg Louw and Andy Birkett and the crew of Jenna Ward and Anna Kožíšková the respective Fish River Canoe Marathon titles on Saturday. Starting the final day with just a one second lead, the surprise package of Stuart Maclaren and Frenchman Cyrille Carre were right ...

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Golden end for Team SA at marathon worlds

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Pietermaritzburg – Led by a bloodied Hank McGregor, South Africa grabbed another two medals on the final day of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg to end up second overall on the medal table. Saturday’s K1 men’s winner, sporting a large cut above his left eye from a clash of paddles, and partner Jasper Mocké ...

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Rains look to break Cape paddling drought in time for Breede

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Robertson – After one of the most frustrating starts to the winter canoeing season thanks to the drought that has ravaged the Western Cape and left it’s rivers bitterly low, a spate of cold fronts have restored water to the Breede River system, and triggered a wave of entries for the Breede River Canoe marathon on 16 and 17 September. ...

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Organisers fine tune after SA Championships at Camps Drift

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Pietermaritzburg – With the successful South African flatwater marathon championships under their belt, the organising committee of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships at Camps Drift next month is dissecting the two day national championships to fine tune and learn as many constructive lessons from the event as possible. Organising committee chair Steve Botha was pleased with the uniformly positive ...

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McGregor settles scores on final day of SA Champs

Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocké hung on to win the Men's K2 title at the South African Canoe Marathon Championships at Camps Drift on Sunday. Louis Hattingh/
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Pietermaritzburg – Hank McGregor evened the scores with Andy Birkett on the final day of the SA Flatwater Marathon Canoeing Championships held at Camps Drift when he and his partner Jasper Mocké prevailed to win the men’s K2 title in a tense end sprint with Birkett and Jean van der Westhuyzen. In a thrilling climax to the two days of ...

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Viaene claims SA Waveski title

SA Waveski Open Champion Bruce Viaene on his way to taking the title in Jeffery's Bay this past weekend. Bruce Travenor/
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Jeffery’s Bay – Spectators and competitors were treated to a spectacle of waveski surfing during the 2017 SA Waveski Championships in Jeffery’s Bay this past weekend with Bruce Viaene taking home the overall honours. Waves where plentiful for the for the full three days of surfing as contestants battled it out in the surf and the quality of surfing has ...

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Strong SA team named for Worlds

Jenna Ward and Nikki Russell secured their place in the national team to the world championships by winning the Women's K2 title at the South African Canoe Marathon Championships at Camps Drift on Saturday.
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Pietermaritzburg – After the record-breaking South African flatwater marathon championships held at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg on the weekend, Canoeing South Africa has announced a team of 73 boats to compete at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships and Masters Cup events at the same Camps Drift venue from 4 to 12 September. With all the fancied paddlers securing their ...

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McGregor dominates Open Ocean Challenge series opener

Hank McGregor runs up the beach to win the Bay Union Open Ocean Challenge Surfski Challenge  the first leg of the Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge series. Lynne Hauptfleisch/
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Durban -Fresh from his victory in Mauritius, and days before he jets off to international surfski events in Canada and the USA, Hank McGregor stole the limelight at the opening leg of the Bay Union Open Ocean Challenge Series, holding off Euro Steel team mate and surfski newbie Andy Birkett at the end of the 12km race. Racing a straight ...

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