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Doubles action heats up Durban bay

The experienced pair of Matt Bouman (front) and Wade Krieger (back) took the title at the Bay Union Doubles Challenge, race three of the 2017 Bay Union Surfski Series. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – The Durban beachfront was awash with double surfskis for the uncharacteristic Thursday evening shoot-out at the Bay Union Doubles Challenge – Race Three of the 2017 Bay Union Surfski Series. Paddlers were appreciative at the juggling around of the calendar following the postponement of the King of the Bay due to large surf two weeks ago, and the ...

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Berg organisers commit to staging 2017 Berg

The Berg River Canoe Marathon from 12 to 15 July takes the paddlers from Paarl, through the Winelands into the Swartland and down to the Cape West Coast. John Hishin/
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Paarl – The organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon have moved to reassure paddlers that the event will go ahead, despite the crippling drought that is gripping the Western Cape. Water levels in the Berg river between Paarl and the lower tidal reaches of the river are extremely low, and the feeder dams are equally depleted. “We are committed ...

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Van der Walt & Hartley crowned King & Queen of the Bay

Nelo Kayaks/Jantext Paddles' Brandon van der Walt took homes the overall title at the Bay Union King of the Bay, race two of the 2017 Bay Union Surfski Series. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – Following a week’s delay the 2017 Bay Union King of the Bay took place on Sunday as Brandon van der Walt and South African sprint star Bridgette Hartley recorded wins in the respective men’s and women’s categories. In what appeared to be a very different men’s field from the usual Bay Union Surfski Series races, Brandon van der ...

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GREYLING CROWNED 2017 WARTRAIL CHAMPION

Pic Credit – Bruce Viaene

2016 SkyRun Champion, Christiaan Greyling, returned to his adventure racing roots this past weekend and took the championship title at the LedLenser Wartrail presented by Fluid held in the iconic Witteberg Mountains in Lady Grey. “I had a successful 3 days in the mountains this past weekend,” says Christiaan. “3 days of Adventures – a 60km mountain run not for ...

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Non-Stop to test the hardiest of Dusi souls

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Pietermaritzburg – With the dust of the well-trodden roads through the Valley of a Thousand Hills having just settled after a dramatic FNB Dusi, several hardy paddlers are preparing their assault on the annual Non-Stop Dusi Canoe Marathon presented by Lovemore Brothers on Friday. The ‘Dusi in a Day’ as it has become known is an onerous challenge run with ...

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MCGREGOR RACKS UP HIS NINTH SURFSKI SERIES TITLE

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PIETERMARITZBURG, 22 FEBRUARY 2017 – Eight-time World Marathon Champ and Jeep Team paddler, Hank McGregor, accentuated his racing class with a sixth back-to-back win,and the overall series title in the FNB Surfski Series in Durban on 14th February 2017. After missing the first race in the 10-leg series, McGregor took a firm grasp on the men’s title with his unbeaten run since he joined ...

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Birkett & Solms cruise to gruelling FNB Dusi titles

Euro Steel's Andy Birkett eased to his seventh title on what was one of the most challenging final stages in the recent history of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon on Saturday. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – Three flawless days from Andy Birkett and Abby Solms in the toughest conditions in over a decade saw the pair march convincingly to their respective men’s and women’s titles at the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon finishing at Blue Lagoon on Saturday. Andy Birkett’s three day performance was one of class and experience as he didn’t put a ...

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Burn opens her FNB Surfski Series account in tricky conditions

Having had to deal with benign conditions recently, the conditions on Friday suited the experienced Fenn Kayaks' ace Michelle Burn who notched up her first win of the series at the Thule Surfski Challenge, Race Four of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series on Friday, 27 January. Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Durban – A northerly wind on Friday night brought with it contrasting conditions to the FNB Surfski Series’ previous three races, however it was a welcome change for many as Michelle Burn took advantage of the bigger conditions to open up her account at the Thule Surfski Challenge. With the series having been dominated by benign conditions in the opening three ...

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Carstens set to rock the FNB Dusi after party

Paddlers will have the opportunity, thanks to long-time sponsors Hansa Pilsner, to listen to the addictive sound of Arno Carstens as he headlines the race after party at the popular Hops Riverside on Saturday, 18 February.

Pietermaritzburg – The FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon gets underway from 16-18 February and longstanding sponsors Hansa Pilsner have pulled out all the stops by acquiring the services of Springbok Nude Girls front man Arno Carstens to perform at the race’s after party at the popular Hops Riverside. Carstens, who needs no introduction, will be the headline act at the after ...

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Time running out for Dusi seeding spots

Having missed out on the previous seeding races, the likes Euro Steel's Alan Houston (pictured) will need to perform well at this weekend's Campbell's to Dusi Bridge if he is to make up the points on the guys at the front of the seeding points for the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon. Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – As time runs out for those hoping to get themselves a seeded position at the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon paddlers’ focus shifts to the Campbell’s to Dusi Bridge seeding race on Sunday with the popular Dash ‘n Crash on Saturday providing all with a good pre-Dusi hit out with just three weeks until the three-race. The opening ...

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