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Strong SA paddling team for African Games eye Olympic spots

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Durban – A strong team of eight paddlers have been selected to represent South Africa at the African Champs in Morocco from 16 to 31 August with a clear view of challenging for Olympic qualifications places that are available. After clearing the precise details with SASCOC, the results required to secure qualification for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo through ...

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Paddlers from all over the country will converge on Cradock for the biggest party in paddling!

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Event: 2019 Hansa Golden Crisp Fish River Canoe Marathon Championships: 2019 South Africa K2 Marathon Championships Date: 27 & 28 September 2019 Venue: Cradock, Eastern Cape Stages: Day One – Grassridge Dam to below Knutsford Bridge (48km) Day Two – Below Knutsford Bridge to Cradock Sports Complex (36km) Entries: Paddlers can enter for the race here – http://fishmarathon.org.za/?page_id=2880 The 38th ...

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Van der Walt and Hartley master downwind runs to claim spoils

Bridgitte Hartley paddles in front of the Moses Mabhida Stadium during the Citadel Race, the second leg of the 2019 Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge. Lynne Hauptfleisch/
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Durban – Brandon van der Walt grabbed his first win of the Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge on Sunday while on her birthday Bridgitte Hartley cemented her place on top of the women’s standings with a second win in the series. Racing a Westerly out-and-back course from the Durban Undersea Club, van der Walt powered away from last week’s ...

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Berg River Canoe Marathon fever hits Paarl

Visiting international paddlers Petr Mojžíšek (right) and Matthias Schmidt (second from right) get a typical Paarl welcome from (left to right) Drakenstein Executive Deputy Mayor Councillor Gert Combrink, Capensis Change A Life team paddlers Khumbulani Nzimande and Siyanda Gwamanda and the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais, ahead of the start of the Berg River Canoe Marathon on Wednesday morning.
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Paarl – Part of the international contingent of paddlers taking part in the Berg River Canoe Marathon that starts on Wednesday morning, Petr Mojžíšek of the Czech Republic and German Matthias Schmidt got a suitably warm welcome in Paarl as the cold front swept over the region bringing rains that be an important factor to the race. On hand to ...

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Canoeing SA name strong marathon world champs team

The men's K2 showdown at the SA Marathon Championships was an exciting affair with the Hank McGregor/Andy Birkett (right) pair just edging out the Louis Hattingh/Alex Masina (left) combination, however both boats will represent South Africa at the upcoming ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in October. Bertie Baard/
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Durban – Following the conclusion of the recent South African Canoe Marathon Championships, Canoeing South Africa has named a strong side for the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Shaoxing, China from 17-20 October. Topped by world champions Andy Birkett and Hank McGregor, the team of seniors, under 23 and junior athletes for the trip to the Far East will ...

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Hart & Kiwi Mowlem team up for Berg 2019

New Zealand surfski and marathon star Andrew Mowlem will join forces with Western Cape star Anders Hart for the 2019 Berg River Canoe Marathon from 3 to 6 July. Supplied/
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Paarl – Western Cape Under 23 paddling ace Anders Hart has headed off-shore to find his partner for the 2019 Berg River Canoe Marathon and found it in the form of New Zealand surfski star Andrew Mowlem for the four day epic from 3-6 July. Hart put through his entry for the race taking place in a few weeks but ...

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Favourites flourish at Freedom Day surfski classic

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Cape Town – Pre-race favourites Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett took full advantage of sublime conditions to race away with the overall title at the Freedom Paddle around Robben Island on Saturday morning, while Hayley Nixon won her second title as she and partner Michelle Burn wrapped up the women’s title. A record field took off from the Oceana Powerboat ...

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McGregor & Nixon do the national surfski double

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Durban – Following their double ski wins on Saturday at the Freedom Paddle, Durban-based surfski stars Hank McGregor and Hayley Nixon won the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively at the Strand on Sunday. After Saturday’s relatively mild conditions Sunday’s sea off the Strand was completely benign which made the race a slog for the paddlers. Sunday’s singles race took ...

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