Canoe specialist, Nikki Birkett, won the 2021 Berg River Canoe Marathon women’s race in a sharp, contrasting fashion on Sunday #GoGirls
With the country moving to adjusted alert level three, paddlers have been given the go-ahead by Canoeing South Africa to return to training and events with immediate effect, complying with the federation’s Covid-19 protocols #GoGirls
East Londoner Nikki Birkett comprehensively won the women’s race at the Scottburgh to Brighton surfski marathon on Saturday, 26 June 2021, and earned a top twenty finish to boot. Photo: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media
With a strong KwaZulu-Natal summer river season under her belt, Jordan Peek will return to competitive racing when she takes on her first Berg River Canoe Marathon in July #GoGirl
Junior Saskia Hockly laid down another marker in her impressive rise through the female paddling ranks, winning the iconic Bay Union King of the Bay surfski race in tough, blustery conditions on Sunday. #GoGirls
South Africa’s senior kayak champion, Esti van Tonder, earned her first international medal at the 2021 ICF Canoe-Kayak World Cup 2 in Barnaul, Russia. Van Tonder has remained upbeat with her silver medal earning despite falling short to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. #GoGirls
Bridgitte Hartley demolished the Short Course field to exemplify the cream of the country’s marathon paddlers battling the cold Cape conditions on the first day of the SA Canoe Marathon Championships, at Zandvlei on Friday. #GoGirls
Michelle Burn revelled in familiar ocean conditions to canter away to an almost five-minute victory margin over Cape racers Kira Bester and Melanie van Niekerk to win at the Fenn SA Surfski Championships.
Canoe enthusiast, Aadila Kajee, could become the first Indian woman to take on the epic three-day MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon next Saturday.
Canoeing South Africa president Kim Pople confirms that the sports federation will amend its 2021 race calendar to ensure full compliance with lockdown restrictions to combat spread of the ongoing Covid-19 virus