Tag Archives: Canoeing

Hometown hero Mocké eyes end-of-year success

Jasper Mocké

Fish Hoek surfski star Jasper Mocké is eagerly preparing for the Peter Creese Memorial and Cape Point Challenge surfski events which take place in Fish Hoek over the next two weekends as the cream of the world’s surfski stars annually descend on the South Peninsula at this time of the year. The Euro Steel/Epic Kayaks star is eager to make ...

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Vaal to host Dusi-style race in 2017 build-up

Siseko Drak

As paddlers start gearing up for the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon in February, the interest on the Highveld to have a race that will prepare paddlers for the three day journey has been heeded and in January 2017 paddlers from Gauteng and surrounds will have the opportunity to cut their teeth on a Dusi-type contest. With the recent decision ...

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Abby Solms set to become ultimate Drak champ

Abby Solms

Underberg – Pietermaritzburg ace paddler Abby Solms will become the most successful paddler of all time at the competitive and popular N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon on 21 and 22 January if she completes her seventh win in the women’s race in 2017. The 27 year old Team Euro Steel star has five back-to-back wins in the 72 kilometre Southern ...

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Dreyer & Change a Life scoop World Paddle Award


Pietermaritzburg – Martin Dreyer’s dedication and hard work to the growth of canoeing amongst black paddlers in South Africa, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal’s Valley of a Thousand Hills, via his Computershare Change a Life Academy was internationally recognized on Saturday when he received the ‘Foundation Award’ at the World Paddle Awards for 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. The former ‘Dusi Duke’ and ...

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Mbanjwa and Rubenstein rekindle lost partnership

The 2015/16 KZN river marathon season kicks into gear for Build it/Williams Hunt star Thulani Mbanjwa (front) as he pairs up with Shaun Rubenstein for the Umpetha Challenge on Sunday, 8 November. Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – The 2015/16 KwaZulu-Natal river marathon season kicks into gear with the popular Umpetha Challenge taking centre stage on Sunday, 8 November and in a surprise move 2015 Non-Stop Dusi Canoe Marathon champion Thulani Mbanjwa will rekindle a long lost partnership with the experienced Shaun Rubenstein for the one-day classic from Camps Drift to the Bishopstowe Farmers Hall. The ...

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Abby Solms left high & dry for start of Dusi season


Pietermaritzburg – Coming off a commanding record win at the 2015 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon Abby Solms and her K2 partner Anna Kožíšková had temporarily parted ways as the Czech star jetted off home which has meant that Solms is in the partner market with the Umpetha Challenge the first blimp on the FNB Dusi season radar on Sunday, ...

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FNB secures title sponsorship for Dusi Canoe Marathon 2016

FNB's KZN Head of Acquisition, Andrew Hudson (left) and Cameron Mackenzie, Chairman of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon committee (right) unveil the new identify of the iconic three day canoeing event from Pietermaritzburg to Durban ahead of the 2016 edition of the race. Kyle Gilham/
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Camps Drift, Pietermaritzburg – Banking giant First National Bank (FNB) has taken its support of canoeing to the next level by taking up the title sponsorship of the biggest canoeing event on the African continent, the Dusi Canoe Marathon. Now known as the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon, the 65th edition of this iconic three day canoeing race from Pietermaritzburg to ...

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The 2015 Umpetha Challenge


With the KZN river canoeing season underway, the build up to the iconic Dusi Canoe Marathon is already underway with the 2015 Umpetha Challenge on Sunday, 8 November representing a first major hit out on local waters and paths for many Dusi hopefuls. The race covers the first 16km of the Dusi Canoe Marathon, starting at Camps Drift and finishing ...

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Cradock economy thrives on Hansa Fish


  Cradock – As the 2015 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon draws nearer and the thousands prepare their pilgrimage to the small Karoo town the locals are licking their lips in anticipation of a R7 million cash injection into the local economy of the town over the few days leading up to and during the race that takes place from ...

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Small SA contingent ready for Slalom Worlds


  Durban – Following the impressive showing from the South African team at the recent ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships it is now the chance of the slalom paddlers to prove their worth as the small contingent of paddlers head to Lee Valley White Water Centre, England to take part in the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships from 17-20 September. ...

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