Tag Archives: Breede River Canoe Marathon

Birkett and Notten bag Breede title on first river race together

Andy Birkett (front) and Nicky Notten race into the finish of the second stage to win the Breede River Canoe Marathon on Sunday. John Hishin/Gameplan Media Swellendam – Andy Birkett and Nicky Notten wrapped up victory at the 2021 Breede River Canoe Marathon on the final stage that saw the leaderboard shaped by drama at the compulsory portage halfway through ...

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Maties assault on Breede women’s K2 title

Maties students Shannon Parker-Dennison (left) and Tracey Oellerman will make their debut at the Breede River Canoe Marathon on 4 and 5 September 2021. Supplied/Gameplan Media Robertson – As entries start to pour in for this weekend’s Breede River Canoe Marathon on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September, the strong entry from Stellenbosch students includes the reunited K2 crew of ...

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Louw brothers bag their first Breede crown

Robertson – Brothers Ryan and Greg Louw completed their domination of the tough two-day Breede River Canoe Marathon, winning the 52nd edition of this iconic race in bitterly low river conditions. They started the shortened 17km final stage from Riggton Farm to Drew Bridge with the Under 23 speedsters Alan Houston and Stew Little on their wave, but the Louw ...

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Masters Sandberg and Basson back for another Breede

Robertson – In amongst the big field of K2s that will be taking to the water for the annual Breede River Canoe Marathon on 7 and 8 September will be a low key crew of seasoned paddlers Hubby Sandberg and JT Basson, who will start with a staggering 62 Breede medals between them. The grey-haired masters have much in common ...

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SA titles add spice to tactical Breede Marathon

Robertson – Despite confronting the reality of a low river, a big field of paddlers will contest the 51st edition of the Breede River Canoe Marathon this weekend, with the added lure of national title up for grabs as the event doubles as the SA K2 River Championships. Earlier in the week the race organisers made the call to race ...

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Rains look to break Cape paddling drought in time for Breede

Robertson – After one of the most frustrating starts to the winter canoeing season thanks to the drought that has ravaged the Western Cape and left it’s rivers bitterly low, a spate of cold fronts have restored water to the Breede River system, and triggered a wave of entries for the Breede River Canoe marathon on 16 and 17 September. ...

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Former champs lock horns at 2016 Breede

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

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

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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