Tag Archives: Breede River Canoe Marathon

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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Beavitt using Breede as vital Worlds prep

Robertson – As the 2016 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Germany begins to loom large, Team South Africa’s Bianca Beavitt has singled out the upcoming Breede River Canoe Marathon as the ideal opportunity to get miles under her belt in the build up to the marathon showpiece in Europe in September. Beavitt, who won the women’s K3 titles at ...

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Cape women take aim at Hansa Fish

Cradock – After winning their second successive Breede River Canoe Marathon title on the weekend the Cape duo of Alex Adie and Nikki Mocké are shifting their focus to the prestigious Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on 9 and 10 October. The Adie-Mocké axis has become a benchmark in women’s paddling in the Western Cape, particularly since Adie moved from ...

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