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Desmond and the Tutus to liven up Hansa Fish 2016


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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Bay Union Surfski Series fever engulfs Durban paddlers

Paddlers surf skills will again be tested at the Lion of Africa Surf challenge, race three the Bay Union Surfski Series. Topfoto/Gameplan Media

Durban – Hundreds of paddlers are expected to return to Durban’s ocean racing scene this Sunday when the annual five-leg Bay Union Surfski Series gets underway at Marine Surf Lifesaving Club, Addington Beach with the Bay Union Season Starter, signalling the start of the autumn surfski season. Organisers have done away with the traditional series log standings and prizes, paving ...

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Ozzie Gladwin a key pre-Dusi hit out for many


Pietermaritzburg – A fiery contest awaits participants of Sunday’s 2015 Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane Superspar as most of next year’s FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon top contenders look to challenge for the coveted title and put in a strong showing at the key Dusi seeding race. Starting on the picturesque Albert Falls Dam, paddlers complete a 4km flat ...

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SA Squad fired up for crucial Sprint World Champs

The 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships could prove to be make or break for South African paddling sweetheart Bridgitte Hartley who is eyeing a qualifying place at the Rio Olympics in 2016 when she competes this weekend in the showpiece sprint event where she won a bronze medal in 2014.

Milan – The South African team has arrived in Milan, Italy for the upcoming ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with the added pressure of an Olympic Games next year meaning that this is a make or break event for those wishing to qualify for the Rio showpiece in 2016 and a large group of paddlers from South Africa will be ...

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McGregor seizes early mental edge at 2015 Berg time trial

Jeep Team/Kayak Centre's Hank McGregor (pictured) clinched a slender five second over his nearest rival Andy Birkett of Euro Steel during Tuesday's time trial of the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon. John Hishin/
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Paarl – Tuesday’s shortened time trial from Paarl Canoe Club to Dal Josefat Weir has paved the way for a fascinating 54th edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon that gets underway on Wednesday with nine time race winner Hank McGregor edging out defending champion Andy Birkett by a slender five seconds. A recent rule revision by the organisers will ...

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2015 Berg laden with top quality international paddlers

Australian paddler Brendan Rice is no foreigner to South African rivers having tackled the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon in 2014 however he realises that the Berg River Canoe Marathon will be a completely different kettle of fish when the race gets underway in Paarl from 15-18 July. Jetline Action Photo/Gameplan Media

Paarl – With rumours abound that the 2015 Berg River Canoe Marathon could be one of the most competitive yet, the stakes have been raised with a number of international stars set to converge on the Western Cape to take on the gruelling four-day race from Paarl to Veldrif on the West Coast from 15 to 18 July. The five ...

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Canoeing SA names large Sprint squads ahead of 2015 Worlds

Sprint paddlers Esti van Tonder (front) and Tiffany Kruger (back) have been selected as part of the large South African contingent set to tackle this year's ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Milan, Italy in September and ICF Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal in July. Hannes van der Westhuizen/
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Durban – Canoeing South Africa has announced a big squad of paddlers set to represent the country at the all-important 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Milan, Italy from 19-23 August as well as the group of emerging talent to compete at this year’s ICF Junior and Under-23 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal from 23-26 ...

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Scottburgh kick starts all-new Durban Downwind Surfski Series


Durban – Surfski paddlers the province over are excitedly readying themselves for this weekend’s Halfway Toyota Scottburgh Classic as the South Coast race signals the start of the newly launched five-race FNB Durban Downwind Surfski Series. Renowned for its pristine winter ocean paddling conditions, KwaZulu-Natal is considered by many to be the surfski mecca of the world with the newly ...

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