Canoeing

No rest for McGregor with Dolphin Coast this weekend

Multiple Petrefuel Dolphin Coast Challenge winner Hank McGregor will have little time to recover from his recent Be3rg River Canoe Marathon when he races the two-day ocean race from 14-15 August. Durban – After coming second at the gruelling Berg River Canoe Marathon this past weekend, there is no time to rest for multiple Petrefuel Dolphin Coast Challenge winner Hank ...

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East London junior lifesaver Luke Swinney hailed a Berg hero

East London junior lifesaver Luke Swinney was part of a group of participants in the Berg River Canoe Marathon that saved the life of Siseko Ntondini on Sunday. Supplied/ Gameplan Media Velddrif – East London teenager Luke Swinney emerged as one of the heroes of the 2021 Berg River canoe marathon when he helped save the life of a fellow ...

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Drama-laced Berg belongs to the Birketts

Husband-and-wife paddling stars Andy and Nikki Birkett are the first married couple to win the Berg River Canoe Marathon. Velddrif – Andy Birkett prevailed to win the 60th edition of the Berg River canoe marathon while his wife Nikki Birkett won the women’s race but in sharply contrasting fashion. Andy Birkett grabbed a two minute lead on the second stage ...

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Heavy rains bode well for rescheduled Berg Marathon

Paul Marais battles with the full river during the 2019 Berg River Canoe Marathon. A series of cold fronts sweeping through the region has assured paddlers of a full river for the 2021 edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon from 5 to 8 August. John Hishin/Gameplan Media Paarl – As the Western Cape feels the brunt of a trio ...

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Triple champ Jacques Theron itching to race the Berg again

One of only five male hat-trick winners in the 59 year history of the race, Jacques Theron is itching to race the 2021 Berg River Canoe Marathon from 5 to 8 August. John Hishin/Gameplan Media Paarl – Hat-trick champion Jacques Theron joined the impressive list of former winners to enter the Berg River canoe marathon from 5 to 8 August, ...

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Teulings set to resume Berg marathon bond

The Berg record for the most consecutive finishes belongs to Edgar Boehm, who did 45 consecutive Bergs. “I doubt that his record will ever be broken, he owns that one,” said Ralph Teulings, who has done 37 consecutive Berg marathons. John Hishin/Gameplan Media Paarl – After stumbling on the Berg River Canoe Marathon by chance veteran  paddler Ralph Teulings will ...

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Iconic Scottburgh to Brighton set to end surfski series on a high

The iconic annual Scottburgh to Brighton surfski marathon will get under way from Scottburgh’s main beach at first light on Saturday. Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media Durban – With surfski paddling riding the crest of a wave during the Winter Surfski Series, a big field of tough paddlers will set off from Scottburgh’s main beach shortly after sunrise on Saturday morning ...

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Prato wins again at surfski series race three

Pippa McGregor won the women’s single ski race at the Funky Pants Race Three, the third leg of the Winter Surfski Series on Sunday morning. Lynne Hauptfleisch/ Gameplan Medi Durban – Gene Prato followed up his maiden series win two weeks ago with an impressive victory in tough, windy conditions at the Funky Pants Race Three of the Marine Surfski Series ...

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Prato masters flat seas to claim first winter surfski series win

Durban delivered a calm picturesque day for the paddlers taking part in the Point Watersport Marine Race, the second leg of the Winter Surfski Series on Sunday morning. Durban –  Faced with a calm and flat Durban Bay, Gene Prato used his accumulated skill and experience to claim line honours in the Point WaterSport Marine Race, the second leg of ...

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McGregor maintains his winning ways at winter surfski series opener

With a big swell running and mild weather, Durban was showing off at the Thule Season Starter, the first leg of the Winter Surfski Series on Sunday morning. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media Durban –  Hot on the heels of his double at the national championships, Hank McGregor maintained his winning ways by posting a runaway victory at the Thule Season Starter ...

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