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Mthalane leading Change a Life charge to Dusi 2017

Durban – The recent Umpetha Challenge canoe race showcased the rich talent that the various development programmes around the country have produced with Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy ambassador Sbonelo Khwela taking the race honours while Lucas Mthalane finished third as he continues to guide the setup’s younger generation. Mthalane, who has been involved in the Change a ...

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Stellar field ready to fight for SA Surfski Champs honours

East London – Buffalo City will be the centre of the South African surfski community this weekend when the famous Pete Marlin Surfski Race hosts the 2016 South African Surfski Championships on 6 and 7 November and with national titles on the line, the who’s who of ocean paddling will be on display. The 2015 national title challenge was an ...

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Unstoppable McGregor geared to end 2016 with a bang in France and Hong Kong

PIETERMARITZBURG, 18 OCTOBER 2016 – Jeep Team’s eight-time World Canoe Marathon Champion, Hank McGregor, this past weekend won the John Woods Three Sisters Single Surfski Challenge and is now off to France to compete in the 7th edition of the Breizh Ocean Race, a World Surfski Series Race, which will be hosted in Morbihan France. McGregor recently clinched his seventh ...

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Classy Solms and McGregor power to Hansa Fish titles

Cradock – The 2016 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon concluded at the Cradock Sports Complex on Saturday with a strong sense of déjà vu as a powerful end sprint saw Hank McGregor claim a record equaling seventh title from Andy Birkett whilst Abby Solms powered her way to victory in the women’s race. McGregor went into the final day of ...

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McGregor & Solms claim hard-fought 2016 Hansa Fish opening stage wins

Knutsford Farm – Nail-biting action at the sharp end of both the men’s and women’s race during Friday’s opening stage of the 2016 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon from Grassridge Dam to just below Knutsford Bridge saw defending champions Hank McGregor and Abby Solms claim the day’s spoils and bank invaluable advantages over their chasers in the race for this ...

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Richly talented field descends on Cradock for 2016 Hansa Fish

Cradock – A star studded field is ready to battle it out for the men’s and women’s spoils at this year’s Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon and the year’s South African K1 River Marathon Championship titles when the red-hot action from the 82km, two-day Eastern Cape event from Grassridge Dam to Cradock Sports Complex takes place on Friday and Saturday. ...

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Double Gold for Hank McGregor in World Champs

BRADENBURG, GERMANY – 18th September 2016 – The ICF Canoe World Championships that took place this weekend in Bradenburg, Germany presented exhilarating racing, pushing the limits of endurance and discipline. Competing against the world’s best, Jeep Team SA’s unstoppable Hank McGregor claimed double Gold, retaining his title as Champion of the World in both K1 and K2 Canoe Marathon Racing, accumulating his ...

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Paddle for the Planet sponsored booms ready for action

Durban – Just weeks after the Durban beachfront was ravaged by pollution from the unseasonal mid-winter rains, a ground-breaking project funded by the Paddle For The Planet initiative held last year will soon see the implementation of the Booms, Bins and Bags project aimed at preventing pollution in the Mngeni River from reaching Blue Lagoon and the KZN coastline. Paddle ...

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Solms not fishing for records

Cradock – Four-time Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon champion Abby Solms will become the most decorated female competitor in the history of the prominent Eastern Cape event should she successfully defend her crown when this year’s race takes place in Cradock on 7 and 8 October. Having won the two-day event four times in the past five years, the 26 ...

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Local Louw braces for tough 2016 Hansa Fish

Cradock – K2 defending champion and hometown hero, Greg Louw is preparing for another gruelling two days of racing between Grassridge Dam and Cradock Sports Complex at this year’s Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on 7 and 8 October. Knysna Racing/Merrell’s Louw claimed his first Hansa Fish title with doubles partner Andy Birkett in 2015 but is yet to finish ...

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