CSA urging government to support federations in need

President of Canoeing South Africa Kim Pople (pictured) is amongst a number of leaders from national sporting federations asking government to assist them during this current coronavirus lockdown. Supplied/
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Durban – Canoeing South Africa has urged national government to assist national sporting federations as many confront financial collapse during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and they approach what many are calling “Day Zero”. Some financial relief has been offered by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture but the portion earmarked for sport has focussed heavily on subsiding the professional ...

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Fairy tale end to 2020 Dusi

Smiling their way to victory. The Glencairn sisters of Bianca (front) and Tamika (back) Haw claimed a first race title after the third and final stage of the 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon on Saturday. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Durban – The 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon came to a thrilling end at Blue Lagoon on Saturday as Andy Birkett won his tenth title along with a first-time winner Khumbulani Nzimande as Tamika and Bianca Haw coasted to a maiden title. Both crews started the third and final day with solid leads in their respective races as 36 intrepid kilometres ...

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Euro Steel & Dusi continue strong partnership

Nine-time champion of the Dusi Canoe Marathon Andy Birkett has been supported by Euro Steel as has the race for a number of years and once again the steel company has recommitted themselves to the 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon from 27-29 February.
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Pietermaritzburg – Following years of support for the sport of canoeing, through their team of elite athletes, and the Dusi Canoe Marathon, Euro Steel have reassured Natal Canoe Club of their commitment to South Africa’s most iconic canoe marathon from 27-29 February 2020. Following the recent chemical spill into the Baynespruit from the Willowton site, the state of river system’s ...

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Wessels pips Viaene at stormy SA Waveski Champs


Jongensfontein – Capetonian Mike Wessels walked away with the national title at the Macski South African Waveski Championships after a fierce tussle with Border star Bruce Viaene. With the cold front whipping up storm surf midway through the three days of competition, conditions challenged the athletes with a large and often unpredictable wave peeling into the bay. The second day ...

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2019 Hansa Fish set for another cracking affair


Cradock – The 38th edition of the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon will sees the country’s strongest K2 combinations line up for a shot at the South African River Marathon Championship titles this Friday and Saturday. The two-day 82km showdown is often seen as the pinnacle of river marathon paddling in South Africa and with the added spice of a ...

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Louw brothers bag their first Breede crown


Robertson – Brothers Ryan and Greg Louw completed their domination of the tough two-day Breede River Canoe Marathon, winning the 52nd edition of this iconic race in bitterly low river conditions. They started the shortened 17km final stage from Riggton Farm to Drew Bridge with the Under 23 speedsters Alan Houston and Stew Little on their wave, but the Louw ...

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Biggest party in paddling filling up


Cradock – With just over three weeks to go until the 38th edition of the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon gets underway and race entries are streaming into race HQ as paddlers finalise their plans for their annual sojourn to the Klein Karoo from 27-28 September. Entries spread over the long course and short course K1, K2 and K3 categories ...

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New women’s K2 crew of Van Gysen and Mackenzie lay down a marker


Robertson – With provincial K2 titles on the line and a packed month of major canoeing events looming, the race for the women’s title at the Breede Rive Canoe Marathon on 7 and 8 September will see the untested combination of experienced paddlers Christie Mackenzie and Kim Van Gysen starting as the crew to beat. Mackenzie, who rose to prominence when ...

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Ward and Purchase up for Fish challenge


Cradock – 2019 will be a far cry from Jenna Ward and Kyeta Purchase’s first Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon together four years ago when they take on the two day roller coaster from Grassridge Dam to the Cradock Sports Complex on 27 and 28 September. 2015 saw Purchase taking on her first river marathon a week after she had ...

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