Canoeing

Maties men up for Berg challenge

Paarl  – A core group of five students from the University of Stellenbosch has committed to taking on their 2017 Berg River Canoe Marathon, many of them Berg novices, undaunted by the distance of the four day race or the consequences of the drought ravaging the region. Maties canoe club captain Evan Knight says the group has been putting in ...

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Bouman and Russell take Surf Challenge titles

Durban – Surf iron man Matt Bouman used a retooled race strategy to canter to victory in the Bryte Surf Challenge surfski race on Sunday as he held off a strong field eager to capitalise on the flat surf conditions. After being pressurised heavily by the youngsters and canoeing marathoners last week, the experienced Epic Kayaks team paddler decided to ...

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Doubles action heats up Durban bay

Durban – The Durban beachfront was awash with double surfskis for the uncharacteristic Thursday evening shoot-out at the Bay Union Doubles Challenge – Race Three of the 2017 Bay Union Surfski Series. Paddlers were appreciative at the juggling around of the calendar following the postponement of the King of the Bay due to large surf two weeks ago, and the ...

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Berg organisers commit to staging 2017 Berg

Paarl – The organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon have moved to reassure paddlers that the event will go ahead, despite the crippling drought that is gripping the Western Cape. Water levels in the Berg river between Paarl and the lower tidal reaches of the river are extremely low, and the feeder dams are equally depleted. “We are committed ...

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Van der Walt & Hartley crowned King & Queen of the Bay

Durban – Following a week’s delay the 2017 Bay Union King of the Bay took place on Sunday as Brandon van der Walt and South African sprint star Bridgette Hartley recorded wins in the respective men’s and women’s categories. In what appeared to be a very different men’s field from the usual Bay Union Surfski Series races, Brandon van der ...

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GREYLING CROWNED 2017 WARTRAIL CHAMPION

2016 SkyRun Champion, Christiaan Greyling, returned to his adventure racing roots this past weekend and took the championship title at the LedLenser Wartrail presented by Fluid held in the iconic Witteberg Mountains in Lady Grey. “I had a successful 3 days in the mountains this past weekend,” says Christiaan. “3 days of Adventures – a 60km mountain run not for ...

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Non-Stop to test the hardiest of Dusi souls

Pietermaritzburg – With the dust of the well-trodden roads through the Valley of a Thousand Hills having just settled after a dramatic FNB Dusi, several hardy paddlers are preparing their assault on the annual Non-Stop Dusi Canoe Marathon presented by Lovemore Brothers on Friday. The ‘Dusi in a Day’ as it has become known is an onerous challenge run with ...

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MCGREGOR RACKS UP HIS NINTH SURFSKI SERIES TITLE

PIETERMARITZBURG, 22 FEBRUARY 2017 – Eight-time World Marathon Champ and Jeep Team paddler, Hank McGregor, accentuated his racing class with a sixth back-to-back win,and the overall series title in the FNB Surfski Series in Durban on 14th February 2017. After missing the first race in the 10-leg series, McGregor took a firm grasp on the men’s title with his unbeaten run since he joined ...

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Birkett & Solms cruise to gruelling FNB Dusi titles

Durban – Three flawless days from Andy Birkett and Abby Solms in the toughest conditions in over a decade saw the pair march convincingly to their respective men’s and women’s titles at the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon finishing at Blue Lagoon on Saturday. Andy Birkett’s three day performance was one of class and experience as he didn’t put a ...

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Burn opens her FNB Surfski Series account in tricky conditions

Durban – A northerly wind on Friday night brought with it contrasting conditions to the FNB Surfski Series’ previous three races, however it was a welcome change for many as Michelle Burn took advantage of the bigger conditions to open up her account at the Thule Surfski Challenge. With the series having been dominated by benign conditions in the opening three ...

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