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International Kayak Races

South Africa with its warm fast flowing rivers is host to some of the most exciting river kayak races in the world. Two of the best are the Fish River Canoe and the Dusi Canoe Marathons.

   
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The Fish River Canoe Marathon with a total race distance of 81.8 km over two days offers an adrenalin filled classic canoe event that has become one of the most popular river kayak marathons worldwide. Guaranteed water, awesome rapids and a great atmosphere make this the ultimate river kayak race. The Fish River Canoe Marathon starts on Friday, 7th and Saturday, 8th October 2011 at 7h00. This year the Fish will be the SA k2 kayak championships so expect to see many of the world’s best river paddlers heading a field of  1000 composite K2’s.

For full details of the kayak tour contact Kevin White. Paddlers need only get themselves to Port Elizabeth airport (1 hour domestic flight from Johannesburg) on Wednesday 5th October 2011 and Canoesonline will take care of the rest including the provision a kayak of your choice. A pre-race kayak trip with a former champion will provide you with the opportunity to learn the best lines and test you skills in key rapids. For anyone who prefers to sit in the back of Tandem Kayak K2, experienced kayak drivers can be provided.There are also a limited number of Spirit PRS’s available for hire

Check out this slide show of pictures from last year:
Fish 2010

The Dusi Canoe Marathon is an epic 3 day kayak adventure along the uMsunduzi and Umgeni Rivers, from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. This kayaking adventure often ends with tales of excitement, bravado, courage and humour. The first day is 45 km which includes roughly 8 km of portaging with your kayak, with shorter portaging sections on days two and three. Day two will test your kayak skill and is also 45 km and ends with a 10 km stretch of flat water on the Inanda Dam. Day three provides the kayaker with tough choices – a tough portage or potential kayak breaking rapids – but the 35km of clean cold dam released water is refreshing and offers an adrenalin rush for all kayakers.

The dates for the 2011 Dusi are Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th February 2012. The canoes-online tour itinerary will be announced soon, however paddlers only need to get to Johannesburg Airport 2 days prior to start and we will take care of the rest including the provision of your kayak. A pre-race river kayak trip with a former champion will provide you with the opportunity to learn the route and test you skills in some of the key rapids. For anyone who prefers to sit in the back of a Tandem Kayak K2, experienced kayak drivers can be provided.

Paddlers wishing to compete in any of the tour events will need to meet the race organiser’s proficiency and safety requirements.


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