Canoeing

Bouman back to his Friday night best

Three Stand Up Paddleboard raced the short course at the second race of the Marine Series on Friday evening. Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media Durban – Former Marine surfski series champion Matt Bouman made amends for last week’s finish line mishap to claim the overall line honours in the second series race on Friday night.Bouman made his move turning around the ...

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Mbanjwa shows his early Dusi form at Umpetha

After his win at the recent Clanfin Umpetha Challenge, Team MyLife’s Thulani Mbanjwa has sounded a stark warning to his rivals that he will once again be a force to be reckoned with at the 2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon from 18-20 February. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media Pietermaritzburg – As the newly formed Dusi Series kicked off with the Clanfin Umpetha ...

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Exciting new series adds spice to the Dusi season

Pietermaritzburg – As the summer paddling season hits full swing, the organisers of the 2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon have launched a brand new Dusi Series which will see paddlers fight it out for overall honours in the three main pre-Dusi races and the Dusi Marathon itself from the 18th to 20 February.Making up the trio of pre-Dusi races are ...

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Ultra Paddle replaces 2020 Berg River Canoe Marathon

Paarl – With the 2020 Berg River Canoe Marathon cancelled along with other sporting events due to the COVID-19 lockdown regulations, the race organisers have arranged a ground-breaking virtual race called the ”Ultra Paddle” that will allow canoeists around the world to be part of a show of solidarity, and share in the enthusiasm for the 59 year old classic ...

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CSA urging government to support federations in need

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

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

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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