22 June 2016
Aussie star Kippin joins Berg International team
Perth based Australian marathon paddler, Josh Kippin has confirmed he will be returning to South Africa’s familiar shores, this time for a maiden challenge at the Berg River Canoe Marathon title from 13 to 16 July. Read the full story here.
Simon Van Gysen lays down marker at Pink Lady
Day 2 of the 2016 Pink Lady/Drakenstein K1 canoe race, held of the 36.6km section of the Berg River, from 500, upstream of the Daljosaphat Weir in Paarl to Botmansdrift, was so different for Day 1 of the event that it could have led to some paddlers wondering if it they were paddling on the same river and in the same country! This because the promised (by the weather offices) cold front arrived in the Western Cape yesterday evening and persisted all day today. Read the full story here.
Berg River Canoe Marathon
WC Canoe Union are instituting a set of qualifying criteria for the Berg River Marathon in the same manner as many major ultra-marathon events. To find out about the new qualifying structure go here and to enter the 2016 edition of the race head here.
South African Surfski Championships
It is still a number of months away but the organisers want to keep reminding people that the Pete Marlin Surfski Race will be the South African Surfski Championships for 2016. The race will happen over the weekend of 5-6 November. Take a look at their Facebook page here for more information.
KwaZulu-Natal Canoe Union
This weekend sees the FNB Durban Downwind take centre stage! The race will be taking place either on Saturday or Sunday but make sure that you are keeping your eyes on their Facebook page here to make sure you are up to speed with the plans!
Gauteng Canoe Union
The Watuni Klip to Vaal 32km is on 25 June, the weekends and public holiday on 16th gives us opportunities to enjoy local river trips/mastering rapids and gaining ground on the 20km mileage before moving up to the 32km event. Make the most of the gentle winter before the real cold gets in our way! Dabulamanzi are running Add Resins Winter Time Trial throughout the season. There is a great incentive to do eight of the thirteen so enter on Thursdays at the club time trial!
Western Cape Canoe Union
ENDURO HUB Hermon Bridge to Gouda Bridge K1 – Date :Saturday 25 June 2016 | Venue: Herman Bridge | Registration Herman Bridge 07h30 – 08h30 ( WCCU) | Batches: There will be batches A-F | Start: A batch @ 09h00 ( WCCU) | Finish: Gouda Bridge | Distance 33 km
The Harbour2Heads Lagoon Challenge
The Harbour to Heads race is coming up in Knysna during the Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival. Registration happens on Saturday 2 July from 12-4pm with the racing happening on Sunday 3 July at 9am. You can enter online here. Head to their Facebook page here for more information!
PE2EL Surfski Challenge
Enter “The Challenge” at the special Early Bird Rate: Fees paid, and entry submitted by 15 June 2016: R2500! See our website www.bordercanoeclub.co.za for more info. We have officially “launched”, and are open for entries. We offer an experience of a lifetime, along the most impressive coastline in the world. This is an adventure not to be missed. Not for the fainthearted! Check the poster and get your entry form here!
2 x K2 Accords for sale:
Mid section Kevlar and including pumps. Good condition. Only done 2016 Dusi. R4500.00
Full Kevlar and including pumps. Good condition. Only done 2015 Dusi. R5500.00
Can be viewed in Umhlanga or at KCC Clubhouse. Boats always stored on garage or clubhouse racks.
K3 for sale: Eric’s Canoes K3 in good condition. Kevlar mid section. Small patches. R6000.00
Can be viewed at Eric’s Canoe Shoppe.
Mobile: +27 82 903 5103
Looking for a second hand Fenn Double Elite (Carbon or glass).
Based in CPT, but could arrange shipping.
e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or 084 234 1731
Second hand full carbon Spark Surfski or similar.
For small paddler, or with adjustable pedals.
Contact: Lauren 073 157 1421
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