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Viaene claims SA Waveski title

SA Waveski Open Champion Bruce Viaene on his way to taking the title in Jeffery's Bay this past weekend. Bruce Travenor/
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Jeffery’s Bay – Spectators and competitors were treated to a spectacle of waveski surfing during the 2017 SA Waveski Championships in Jeffery’s Bay this past weekend with Bruce Viaene taking home the overall honours. Waves where plentiful for the for the full three days of surfing as contestants battled it out in the surf and the quality of surfing has ...

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Strong SA team named for Worlds

Jenna Ward and Nikki Russell secured their place in the national team to the world championships by winning the Women's K2 title at the South African Canoe Marathon Championships at Camps Drift on Saturday.
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Pietermaritzburg – After the record-breaking South African flatwater marathon championships held at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg on the weekend, Canoeing South Africa has announced a team of 73 boats to compete at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships and Masters Cup events at the same Camps Drift venue from 4 to 12 September. With all the fancied paddlers securing their ...

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McGregor dominates Open Ocean Challenge series opener

Hank McGregor runs up the beach to win the Bay Union Open Ocean Challenge Surfski Challenge  the first leg of the Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge series. Lynne Hauptfleisch/
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Durban -Fresh from his victory in Mauritius, and days before he jets off to international surfski events in Canada and the USA, Hank McGregor stole the limelight at the opening leg of the Bay Union Open Ocean Challenge Series, holding off Euro Steel team mate and surfski newbie Andy Birkett at the end of the 12km race. Racing a straight ...

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Final changes made to 2017 Berg

With a lean field expected to take on the 2017 Berg River Canoe Marathon in 2017, Hungarian Marathon ace Adrián Boros looks set to take on the favourites tag for the four-day journey from Paarl to Velddrif from 12-15 July. John Hishin/
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Paarl – After the cold front that made landfall over the Western Cape this past weekend failed to make any significant impact on the level of the Berg River, the organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon have confirmed changes to the race route for the four day classic from 12 to 15 July. The first stage from Paarl will ...

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Rains set to bolster Berg River stock

With a cold front approaching the Western Cape this weekend, Berg River Canoe Marathon organisers are hoping that this rain will mean that the race can follow its traditional route from Paarl to Velddrif from 12-15 July.
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Paarl – The fate of the 2017 Berg River Canoe Marathon hangs in the balance as a well-timed cold front makes landfall in the Boland on Sunday, with expected rains that could rescue what is looking to be a very tough four day outing on a low river. With the Western Cape still in the grip of the drought that ...

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World’s First Insurance Policy for Athletes Launched by MiWayLife

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The business of sports in South Africa continues to thrive, with growing numbers of ‘weekend warriors’ and professional athletes investing time and money into disciplines such as running, road cycling and mountain biking. Insurer MiWayLife estimated that South Africa has around 200,000 cyclists, 750 000 runners and 15 000 triathletes – and it has developed a bespoke solution catering to ...

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Alternative routes being considered for Berg

Organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon from 12-15 July are considering changes to the first two stages forced on them low water conditions forced on them by the severe drought, and an increase in trees blocks and vegetation growth on the upper reaches of the river. Mouton van Zyl/
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Paarl – With the 56th running of the iconic Berg River Canoe Marathon just over two weeks away, the race organisers are considering major changes to the race route caused by vegetation and low water problems. With the region still firmly in the grips of the drought, the very low level of water in the Berg River system has left ...

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Czech star Mojžíšek back for another Berg crack

Czech Republic's Petr Mojžíšek will return to the Berg River Canoe Marathon for the second time when he hits the water in Paarl from 12-15 July 2017. Kassie Karsten/
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Paarl – Respected Czech Republic marathon paddler Petr Mojžíšek has added his name to the entry list for the upcoming Berg River Canoe Marathon, joining Hungarian former world champion Adrián Boros in a strong looking international team heading for the four day classic from 12 to 15 July. The 40 year-old veteran from Jesenice in Prague is a big man, ...

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Maties men up for Berg challenge

Training Trio. Maties paddlers Carlisle Hartman, Dustin Starr and Evan Knight training at the Berg River Dam in preparation for the Berg River Canoe Marathon. “We are all KZN guys, with plenty of Dusis and Draks behind us, so the Berg is a totally new challenge," said Knight. Supplied/
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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

Nikki Russell runs up the beach to claim the women's title at the Bryte Surf Challenge on Sunday. Graham Topfoto/
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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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