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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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Solms not fishing for records

Victory at this year's Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon would see Euro Steel/Gara Racing Paddles' Abby Solms become the event's most decorated female competitor. Anthony Grote/
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Cradock – Four-time Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon champion Abby Solms will become the most decorated female competitor in the history of the prominent Eastern Cape event should she successfully defend her crown when this year’s race takes place in Cradock on 7 and 8 October. Having won the two-day event four times in the past five years, the 26 ...

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Local Louw braces for tough 2016 Hansa Fish

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Cradock – K2 defending champion and hometown hero, Greg Louw is preparing for another gruelling two days of racing between Grassridge Dam and Cradock Sports Complex at this year’s Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on 7 and 8 October. Knysna Racing/Merrell’s Louw claimed his first Hansa Fish title with doubles partner Andy Birkett in 2015 but is yet to finish ...

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Desmond and the Tutus to liven up Hansa Fish 2016

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Cradock – With just over a month to go until hundreds of party-hungry paddlers and locals descend on the Karoo town of Cradock, the event organiser have pulled out all the stops as off-the-wall rock band Desmond and the Tutus join 2015 Fish newbies Rubber Duc in entertaining the crowds from the Hansa Gig Rig on Saturday 8 October. Johannesburg ...

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Former champs lock horns at 2016 Breede

2015 Breede River Canoe Marathon winners Graeme Solomon (front) and Stu MacLaren (back) will team up with Greg Louw and Jasper Mocké respectively for this year's which takes place on 3 and 4 September with the two crews likely to go head-to-head for this year's title.
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Robertson – No fewer than nine former Breede River Canoe Marathon winners since the turn of the millennium will line-up for this year’s edition of the two-day river race from Robertson to Swellendam when the action gets underway on Saturday. Last year’s winners, Graeme Solomon and Stu MacLaren will combine with Greg Louw and Jasper Mocké respectively this time around, ...

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MacLaren & Mocké strike-up surprise combination for Breede showdown

The Euro Steel team mates Jasper Mocké (left) and Stu MacLaren have teamed up for the 2016 Breede River Canoe Marathon on 3 and 4 September. John Hishin/
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Robertson – Defending champion Stuart MacLaren has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons by taking up the 2016 Breede River Canoe Marathon challenge on 3 and 4 September with another former winner, and Euro Steel team mate, Jasper Mocké, ending chances of defending the title he won with veteran stalwart Graeme Solomon last year. The new combination with Mocké is ...

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Solomon seeks five at 2016 Breede

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Robertson – Graeme Solomon is looking forward to getting his Breede River Canoe Marathon title defence underway with yet another new doubles partner, Greg Louw when this year’s race from Robertson to Swellendam in the Western Cape takes place on 3 and 4 September. Cape Town’s Solomon – who claimed the 2015 spoils with Euro Steel’s talented Stu MacLaren – ...

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Beavitt using Breede as vital Worlds prep

Century City/Pink Lady's Bianca Beavitt hopes the upcoming 2016 Breede River Canoe Marathon from Robertson to Swellendam in the Western Cape will serve as good distance training ahead of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Germany in September. John Hishin/
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Robertson – As the 2016 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Germany begins to loom large, Team South Africa’s Bianca Beavitt has singled out the upcoming Breede River Canoe Marathon as the ideal opportunity to get miles under her belt in the build up to the marathon showpiece in Europe in September. Beavitt, who won the women’s K3 titles at ...

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