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Mouth-watering music line-up for Hansa Fish 2014

Cradock – The sleepy Karoo town of Cradock will be a hive of activity when the 2014 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon arrives in the second week of October and excitement levels have been ramped up even further with the recent announcement that world class South African acts Locnville (LCNVL), Shortstraw and Gangs of Ballet will be heading to Cradock ...

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Youngsters fly Change a Life flag high nationally

  Durban – Two major events on the South African river marathon calendar recently provided the perfect platform for the Computershare Change a Life Academy’s paddlers to showcase their abilities outside of their home province of KwaZulu-Natal with the rising force in the country’s canoeing community overcoming the challenges with shining colours. The Western Cape’s Berg River Canoe Marathon in ...

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SA paddlers assemble in sweltering Russia for 2014 World Champs

Moscow – Five of South Africa’s best flatwater sprint paddlers, fronted by Olympic bronze medallist Bridgitte have completed their preparation and have settled into their base in Moscow for this week’s ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships from 6-10 August. Hartley clinched a memorable third place in the women’s K1 500m in London two years ago and the blonde powerhouse will ...

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Highly competitive field at Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon

  The 2014 Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon (GKCM) promises three days of non-stop paddling action from 7 – 9 August. Next weekend a competitive field of paddlers will take on the mighty Orange River, vying for a massive R450,000 prize purse. Staged in the Northern Cape Province on a 100-kilometre stretch of the Orange River between Upington and Augrabies, this ...

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Reigning King stumped on Berg day one

Zonquasdrift – A bright but chilly start turned into a nightmare for defending Berg River Canoe Marathon champion Lance King who laboured to fourteenth place overall following an early swim after the only short portage of the day, a day which belonged to Graeme Solomon and Abby Adie who claimed the men’s and women’s race leader’s yellow bib respectively ahead ...

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Birkett sounds early Berg warning

Paarl – Tuesday’s time trial gave participants and spectators alike their first glimpse of the form and focus of those likely to battle it out at the front of the men’s clash of the 53rd edition of Berg river Canoe Marathon when the pre-race time trial from Berg River Resort to Paarl Canoe Club took place. KwaZulu-Natal’s Andy Birkett showed ...

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Water release settles nerves ahead of 53rd Berg

Paarl – As the country’s top paddlers head for Paarl for the start of the Berg River Canoe marathon this week, the race organisers have assured them that a water release has been secured to top up the level of the Berg River that has dropped steadily in the past week. Since the heavy rains and snowfalls in the Cape ...

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Grand Master Lee McGregor back for 2014 Berg

Paarl – 62 year old Lee McGregor has had a change of heart and has set his sights on the 2014 Berg River Canoe Marathon from 16 to 19 July, hoping to improve on the staggering eighth place finish he produced last year. McGregor, the father to nine-time Berg champion and current World Marathon Champion Hank McGregor, stunned the race ...

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Andy Birkett entry adds spice to Berg title battle

Cape Town – The race for the 2014 Berg River Canoe Marathon title from 16-19 July took on a new dimension when the entry of Under 23 Canoe Marathon World Champion and triple Dusi winner Andy Birkett was received at the race headquarters shortly before the closing of normal entries. The Pietermaritzburg-based Eurosteel/Kayak Centre star has been included in the ...

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