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Berg 2016 set for enthralling showdown

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Paarl – With the men’s race for the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon crown being billed as one of the most competitive in the modern era, the women’s race received a timely boost when 2013 champion Jenna Ward lodged an eleventh hour entry to up the ante amongst the classy women’s field for the race starting on Wednesday, 13 July. ...

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River levels not a concern ahead of Berg 2016

AQRate's Louw van Riet and the rest of the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon field are breathing easier than they were this time twelve months ago as the Berg River looks set to serve up a low yet manageable water level for this year's clash from Paarl to Velddrif from 13-16 July.

Paarl – Paddlers that have entered the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon which takes place from Paarl to Velddrif are keeping a keen eye on weather forecasts and river levels leading up to the 240km race’s start Wednesday, 13 July. The good news for the highly competitive 2016 field is that there is significantly more water in the Berg River ...

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Magical McGregor joins mouth-watering Berg battle

Euro Steel/Kayak Centre's Hank McGregor has confirmed he will go in search of a record eleventh title when the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon from Paarl to Velddrif takes place from 13-16 July. John Hishin/
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Paarl – Ten time Berg River Canoe Marathon winner, Hank McGregor has confirmed his entry for this year’s race from Paarl to Velddrif which takes place from 13-16 July. The six time Marathon World Champion has dominated the event since the turn of the new millennium and is easily the race’s most successful competitor, almost doubling Robbie Herreveld and Stefan ...

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Nkhoesa out to settle Berg score

Euro Steel athlete and Computershare Change a Life Academy member, Banetse Nkhoesa is looking forward to returning to the Berg River Canoe Marathon this year after last year's troubles he suffered during the first and second stage of the race. Anthony Grote/
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Paarl – Banetse Nkhoesa and Thulani Mbanjwa will lead a competitive crop of Computershare Change a Life Academy paddlers down from KwaZulu-Natal to this year’s Berg River Canoe Marathon, which takes place from Paarl to Velddrif from 13-16 July. The pair bring with them tremendous pedigree and will look to guide their U23 Change a Life team mates Mmeli Cele, ...

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McGregor clinches fourth title in Mauritius

Euro Steel/Epic Kayaks' Hank McGregor of South Africa won his fourth Investec Mauritius Ocean Classic title, the first leg 2016 ICF Ocean Racing World Cup series. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – Following hot on the heels of his victory in the Maui Jim Molokai Challenge in Hawaii, Durbanite Hank McGregor underscored his form and ocean riding skills by winning the Investec Mauritius Ocean Classic in daunting, demanding downwind conditions. The event, which forms the first leg of the International Canoe Federation’s new World Cup circuit attracted a very strong ...

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Mocké rested and raring to go in Mauritius

Jasper Mocké (Euro Steel/Epic Kayaks) will be hunting a second title in the Investec Mauritius Ocean Classic on Saturday. Matt Moon/
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Cape Town – Fish Hoek surfski star Jasper Mocké is eagerly preparing for the ICF Ocean Racing World Cup season’s commencement when the Investec Mauritius Ocean Classic takes place this weekend, with a very strong field of some of the world’s best surfski racers gathering for the clash. The Euro Steel/Epic Kayaks star will be eager to make an impact ...

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Worldly Solomon brings perspective to 2016 Berg top 10 clash

Bamboo Warehouse/Knysna Racing's Graeme Solomon hopes to mix it up with some of the best in the business when he joins the men's field's stellar top ten at this year's Berg River Canoe Marathon. John Hishin/
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Paarl – Berg River Canoe Marathon legend, Graeme Solomon will again be on the start line of this year’s edition of the 240km journey from Paarl to Velddrif which takes place from 13-16 July and the 43 year-old evergreen competitor is relishing being part of the mouth-watering battle at the front of the field once more. 2015 produced one of ...

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King of Surfski wins FNB Downwind

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DURBAN, 30 JUNE 2016 – The King of surfski, Hank McGregor (Jeep Team), continues his reign of back-to-back victories, this time winning the FNB Durban Downwind Surfski title in Durban on Sunday, 26 June 2016. This is the first time McGregor has won this title since race inception in 2014. The third edition of the annual race, which doubled as a ...

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Berg debut for Durban dames

Recently crowned SA Marathon Champ, Nicole Russell (Mocké Paddling) is looking forward to her maiden appearance at the Berg River Canoe Marathon when this year's race from Paarl to Velddrif takes place from 13-16 July. John Hishin/
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Paarl – The women’s field for the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon from Paarl to Velddrif from 13-16 July has received a major boost with the confirmation that both Nicole Russell and Kyeta Purchase will take on the gruelling 240km challenge for the first time this year. The Durban-based pair have been in sublime form in the past twelve months ...

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World Champion Boros joins Berg Canoe Marathon fray

Hungarian K2 world champ Adrian Boros has added his name to the entry for the 2016 Berg River Canoe Marathon. Supplied/
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Paarl – Another international paddling star has joined this year’s Berg River Canoe Marathon fray as Hungarian ace Adrian Boros lodged his entry for what is sizing up to be a fiercely contested race from Paarl to Velddrif from 13 to 16 July. The 25 year-old world champion from Tolna in Hungary, who finished runner-up to Hank McGregor in the ...

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