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King of Surfski wins FNB Downwind

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DURBAN, 30 JUNE 2016 – The King of surfski, Hank McGregor (Jeep Team), continues his reign of back-to-back victories, this time winning the FNB Durban Downwind Surfski title in Durban on Sunday, 26 June 2016. This is the first time McGregor has won this title since race inception in 2014. The third edition of the annual race, which doubled as a ...

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Berg debut for Durban dames

Recently crowned SA Marathon Champ, Nicole Russell (Mocké Paddling) is looking forward to her maiden appearance at the Berg River Canoe Marathon when this year's race from Paarl to Velddrif takes place from 13-16 July. John Hishin/
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Paarl – The women’s field for the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon from Paarl to Velddrif from 13-16 July has received a major boost with the confirmation that both Nicole Russell and Kyeta Purchase will take on the gruelling 240km challenge for the first time this year. The Durban-based pair have been in sublime form in the past twelve months ...

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World Champion Boros joins Berg Canoe Marathon fray

Hungarian K2 world champ Adrian Boros has added his name to the entry for the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon. Supplied/
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Paarl – Another international paddling star has joined this year’s Berg River Canoe Marathon fray as Hungarian ace Adrian Boros lodged his entry for what is sizing up to be a fiercely contested race from Paarl to Velddrif from 13 to 16 July. The 25 year-old world champion from Tolna in Hungary, who finished runner-up to Hank McGregor in the ...

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Hermon Gouda presented by EnduroHub

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This weekend on Saturday 25 July Century City Canoe Club will host the Hermon – Gouda canoe race sponsored by EnduroHub. The main attraction this year is a Berg River Marathon entry for the overall male and female winners. This is made possible by EnduroHub that is committed to grow the sport we love, let’s give all the support from ...

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Women’s talent storm hits FNB Durban Downwind

Fenn Kayaks' Michelle Burn will make a welcome return to the surfski racing scene on Sunday when she joins the rest of the richly talented women's field for the 2016 FNB Durban Downwind, a World Surfski Series title event. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – Defending champion Michelle Burn is excited to see how the 2016 FNB Durban Downwind women’s race unfolds this weekend as KwaZulu-Natal’s renowned quintet of female paddling talent go head to head for the World Surfski Series title race’s women’s title. After organisers confirmed on Thursday morning that the event will take place from 13h00 on Sunday, 26 June, ...

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FNB Durban Downwind

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Through the support of FNB, the 2016 Durban Downwind will take place next weekend with many top names expected to gather for the World Surfski Series title event in Durban. With organisers utilising a two day window period in order to allow for the event to take place in the best available conditions, paddlers can expect a memorable downwind paddling ...

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McGregor masters the wind to claim SA title

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Cape Town – Hank McGregor mastered the treacherous windy conditions at Zandvlei to win the Prescient SA Marathon Championships on Saturday, setting him up for a bid at winning another world title in Germany in September. McGregor outsprinted his Euro Steel team mate Andy Birkett to claim the title and reverse the outcome of last year’s title race, both paddlers ...

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Birkett and Hattingh win thrilling K2 duel at SA Marathon Champs

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Cape Town – Andy Birkett and Louis Hattingh won a thrilling senior men’s K2 race to bring down the curtain at the Prescient SA Marathon Championships at Zandvlei near Muizenberg on Sunday, while Olympic medallist Bridgitte Hartley and teammate Abby Solms took the women’s title in an equally thrilling race. Birkett and Hattingh were locked in a tense four boat ...

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Mocké banks on experience at SA Marathon Champs

Jasper Mocké (Euro Steel/Mocké Paddling) will be hoping to use experience gleaned from his victory in the recent ADT Marina Marathon at Zandlvei should the winds play a dominant part in the 2016 South African Marathon Championships presented by Prescient. John Hishin/
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Cape Town – Former K2 world champion Jasper Mocké is eyeing the windy weather forecast for the first day of the SA Marathon Championships presented by Prescient, hoping that his experience on the exposed Zandvlei course will offset the jetlag he is battling after jetting home from Hawaii on Wednesday for the event. Mocké, who won the 2014 ICF K2 ...

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Worlds selection pressure on at SA Marathon Champs

Current Marathon World Champion, Hank McGregor (Euro Steel/Kayak Centre) hopes to secure a top two finish at the 2016 South African Marathon Championships sponsored by Prescient at Zandvlei, Cape Town this Saturday in a bid to qualify for this year's World Champs and a shot at defending his global crown. Balint Vekassy/
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Cape Town – Strict selection criteria and only two spots available per age group on Team South Africa for the 2016 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Brandenburg, Germany in September sees this weekend’s South African Marathon Championships sponsored by Prescient at Zandvlei in Cape Town carry heightened importance for those with global aspirations. While the battle for the year’s ...

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