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Double national success for McGregor & Russell

It was Euro Steel/Epic Kayak's Hank McGregor that was too strong for the field in the S1 and S2 races at at the 2016 Pete Marlin Surfski Race, which doubled as the South African Surfski Championships, in East London over this past weekend. John Hishin/
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East London – Hank McGregor signalled his return to the top of the South African Surfski Championship pecking order with victory in both the singles and doubles clash at the Pete Marlin Surfski Race in the Eastern Cape on the weekend while Nikki Russell followed suit in the women’s tussles. McGregor went into the clash having been conspicuously absent from ...

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McGregor nominated for South African and international sportsman of the year award

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JOHANNESBURG, 04 NOVEMBER 2016 – Jeep Team’s eight-time World Canoe Marathon Champion, Hank McGregor, is set to end 2016 on a high note after being nominated for the Sportsman of the Year award at both the South African Sports Awards and the World Paddlers Awards. McGregor has proven unbeatable in 2016, winning numerous international and national titles across different paddling disciplines ...

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Mthalane leading Change a Life charge to Dusi 2017

A fourth win in a row for Martin Dreyer's Computershare Change a Life Academy ambassador and Euro Steel/Red Bull star Sbonelo Khwela at the recent Umpetha Challenge highlights the work that is being done with the academy and their paddlers. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – The recent Umpetha Challenge canoe race showcased the rich talent that the various development programmes around the country have produced with Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy ambassador Sbonelo Khwela taking the race honours while Lucas Mthalane finished third as he continues to guide the setup’s younger generation. Mthalane, who has been involved in the Change a ...

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Stellar field ready to fight for SA Surfski Champs honours

Despite his great form, Euro Steel/Epic Kayak's Hank McGregor has battled to stake a claim to a national surfski title however he will look to set that record straight at the upcoming South African Surfski Championships taking place at the Pete Marlin Surfski Race this weekend. Anthony Grote/
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East London – Buffalo City will be the centre of the South African surfski community this weekend when the famous Pete Marlin Surfski Race hosts the 2016 South African Surfski Championships on 6 and 7 November and with national titles on the line, the who’s who of ocean paddling will be on display. The 2015 national title challenge was an ...

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Unstoppable McGregor geared to end 2016 with a bang in France and Hong Kong

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PIETERMARITZBURG, 18 OCTOBER 2016 – Jeep Team’s eight-time World Canoe Marathon Champion, Hank McGregor, this past weekend won the John Woods Three Sisters Single Surfski Challenge and is now off to France to compete in the 7th edition of the Breizh Ocean Race, a World Surfski Series Race, which will be hosted in Morbihan France. McGregor recently clinched his seventh ...

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Classy Solms and McGregor power to Hansa Fish titles

Despite having the attention of Andy Brikett throughout the race Euro Steel/Kayak Centre's Hank McGregor was too strong as he paddled to his record-equaling seventh title after the second and final day of the 2016 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on Saturday. Anthony Grote/
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Cradock – The 2016 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon concluded at the Cradock Sports Complex on Saturday with a strong sense of déjà vu as a powerful end sprint saw Hank McGregor claim a record equaling seventh title from Andy Birkett whilst Abby Solms powered her way to victory in the women’s race. McGregor went into the final day of ...

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McGregor & Solms claim hard-fought 2016 Hansa Fish opening stage wins

In a repeat of 2014, Euro Steel/Kayak Centre's Hank McGregor has a slight advantage over Andy Birkett after the first day of the 2016 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon from Grassridge Dam to Knutsford Farm on Friday. Anthony Grote/
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Knutsford Farm – Nail-biting action at the sharp end of both the men’s and women’s race during Friday’s opening stage of the 2016 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon from Grassridge Dam to just below Knutsford Bridge saw defending champions Hank McGregor and Abby Solms claim the day’s spoils and bank invaluable advantages over their chasers in the race for this ...

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Richly talented field descends on Cradock for 2016 Hansa Fish

The picturesque Karoo small town of Cradock and surrounds is set to welcome hoards of enthusiastic paddlers and their families for the 2016 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on Friday and Saturday. Kassie Karsten/
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Cradock – A star studded field is ready to battle it out for the men’s and women’s spoils at this year’s Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon and the year’s South African K1 River Marathon Championship titles when the red-hot action from the 82km, two-day Eastern Cape event from Grassridge Dam to Cradock Sports Complex takes place on Friday and Saturday. ...

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Double Gold for Hank McGregor in World Champs

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BRADENBURG, GERMANY – 18th September 2016 – The ICF Canoe World Championships that took place this weekend in Bradenburg, Germany presented exhilarating racing, pushing the limits of endurance and discipline. Competing against the world’s best, Jeep Team SA’s unstoppable Hank McGregor claimed double Gold, retaining his title as Champion of the World in both K1 and K2 Canoe Marathon Racing, accumulating his ...

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Paddle for the Planet sponsored booms ready for action

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Durban – Just weeks after the Durban beachfront was ravaged by pollution from the unseasonal mid-winter rains, a ground-breaking project funded by the Paddle For The Planet initiative held last year will soon see the implementation of the Booms, Bins and Bags project aimed at preventing pollution in the Mngeni River from reaching Blue Lagoon and the KZN coastline. Paddle ...

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