Canoeing

The 2015 Umpetha Challenge

With the KZN river canoeing season underway, the build up to the iconic Dusi Canoe Marathon is already underway with the 2015 Umpetha Challenge on Sunday, 8 November representing a first major hit out on local waters and paths for many Dusi hopefuls. The race covers the first 16km of the Dusi Canoe Marathon, starting at Camps Drift and finishing ...

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Mbanjwa brings form into Hansa Fish

Cradock – After his recent win in the Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon, popular Valley Of A Thousand Hills paddling star Thulani Mbanjwa has set his sights on a concerted challenge at the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon in Cradock on 9 and 10 October. For Mbanjwa the K2 championship format of the Hansa Fish gives him a chance to rekindle ...

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Czech stars return for serious Hansa Fish challenge

Cradock – The classy Czech Republic crew of Jakub Adam and Michael Odvarko have been confirmed for what is becoming an increasingly competitive line-up for the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on 9 and 10 October. Adam and Odvarko finished sixth at the World Marathon Championships in Győr, Hungary in the Senior Men’s K2 race, a day after Adam had ...

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Whirlwind journey ends at Hansa Fish for defending champ

Cradock – With just over two weeks to go until the 2015 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon five-time defending K2 champion Hank McGregor will travel just over 30 000km as he heads to the Pacific island of Tahiti for the ICF Ocean Racing World Championships then jets back in the nick of time for the two-day SA K2 championships in ...

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Cradock economy thrives on Hansa Fish

  Cradock – As the 2015 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon draws nearer and the thousands prepare their pilgrimage to the small Karoo town the locals are licking their lips in anticipation of a R7 million cash injection into the local economy of the town over the few days leading up to and during the race that takes place from ...

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Small SA contingent ready for Slalom Worlds

  Durban – Following the impressive showing from the South African team at the recent ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships it is now the chance of the slalom paddlers to prove their worth as the small contingent of paddlers head to Lee Valley White Water Centre, England to take part in the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships from 17-20 September. ...

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McGregor savours sixth world title

Durban – Marathon canoeing world champion Hank McGregor jetted home on Monday evening savouring his sixth title won at the World Marathon Championships, adding a third successive K1 title to a silver medal with Jasper Mocké in the K2 race in Győr, Hungary. McGregor was met at the airport by a group of friends and supporters led by his wife Pippa ...

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SA Worlds charge ends with silver lining

Durban – The final day of competition at the 2015 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships ended with another medal for Team South Africa as Saturday’s K1 champion hank McGregor was unable to defend his K2 title with partner Jasper Mocké as they were pipped at the post into second place in an enthralling end sprint to close out a solid ...

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Legendary McGregor defends World Championship crown

Durban – A drama laden and action packed K1 Senior Men’s race set the 2015 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships alight in Győr, Hungary on Saturday as South African sensation Hank McGregor came back from a near-minute deficit to win his sixth global title. McGregor, who claimed both the K1 and K2 crowns in Oklahoma, USA in 2014, was a ...

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