06 April 2017

Dear Paddler,


Exciting SA Sprint Championships coming up
The cream of South African sprint canoeing fraternity will converge on the picturesque Shongweni Dam this weekend for a vitally important installment of the South African Canoe Sprint Championships from 7-9 April, as athletes with Olympic dreams aim to stake their claim in the national team. Read the full story here.

Surfski World Cup in France
Brest is France will be hosting a 2017 ICF Ocean Racing World Cup this year in the build-up to the World Championships in Hong Kong in November. If you are interested then have a look at the bulletin here.

Marathon World Cup – China 2017
With the World Championships happening in South Africa in September, China has been given a leg of the 2017 ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup! If you are interested in taking part in the event have a look at the bulletin here.


Sprint Season Selection Documents
If you need any information and copies of the 2016 Sprint Selection documents. Click HERE to get all the information you need

World Marathon Championships Selection Document
The World Marathon Championships will come to South Africa this year! If you didn’t know that then here is everything you need to know!! If you want to put your name forward for selection then fill in the online application form here!

South African Schools Sprint Championships
The South African Schools Sprint Championships are happening at Swellendam this year. from 28-30 April! If you want to take part then please fill in the entry form here as soon as possible!

World Ocean Racing Championships Selection Document
Canoeing South Africa have made the nomination process a lot easier this year with an online form that you will need to fill in. If you follow the link here it will take you to the form! Get those nominations in as soon as possible!


KwaZulu-Natal Canoe Union
The KZN winter surfski season kicks off with the Hansa Surfski Challenge at Dairy Beach on the 1 May. Head to the Bay Union Surfski Series website here to find out more

Gauteng Canoe Union
Sports4Life marathon training races on 22 / 23 April at Wemmer Pan – even for not yet registered paddlers and NEW paddlers wanting to ease into races – the 10km mini Marathon races are an excellent introduction – Focus on K1 on Saturday and K2 on Sunday – enjoy them! More info to follow. Usually registration is at 7 and races start at 8am. Entry can be done on the day.

Western Cape Canoe Union

The Stanford River Festival gets underway this weekend! The three day festival from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 April is set for an exciting showdown! The entry fee is R100 so get in touch with your club to find out more info on the event!

Eastern Cape Canoe Union
The BUCO Surfski Challenge and Dash For Cash is happening on the Central Beach at Plettenberg Bay on Sunday 16 April! It all starts at 09:30. Enter online at entrytickets.net


The Orange Descent Canoe Marathon
The race might still be a while away (28-29 April) but before you know it, it will be here! To get all your planning done we are giving you a bit of warning! For more information on the race, check out their website here.



Vajda Supersonic Medium (made by Knysna Racing)
Glass poly-vac construction, pedals with understern rudder, incl pump, ideal for marathon.
Boat is in excellent condition.
Price: R3500
Contact James on 082 772 9969 or jamesbirkett12@gmail.com (base in Durban)

Fenn Elite Surfski (Glass)
Boat is in reasonable condition
Price: R2000
Contact James on 082 772 9969 or jamesbirkett12@gmail.com (base in Durban)

Vijda sprint boat, which is in excellent condition, for sale in Durban
Tel: (031) 201 6031
Accord K2 for sale, hi volume, pumps, buoyancy bags, fair condition.
The boat knows its way down the Breede and the Fish.
Canoe is in Marina da Gama, Cape Town. R 3500.
Contact: Angushemp40@gmail.com


Fenn Swordfish S full carbon or Carbon hybrid
Fenn XT Double Carbon
Carbonology Zest Double Carbon
Call Clive on 079 312 1683 or clive.mcgill@gmail.com

Second hand Fenn Double Elite (Carbon or glass).
Based in CPT, but could arrange shipping.
Contact Gustav via this e-mail address or 084 234 1731


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