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Cory Hill Blasts Win at NELO Summer Challenge

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 16:07 | Written by
As we watched the Tractrac app, we could see Sean Rice edging ahead on an inshore line, exactly as he did in 2013 when he won the ICF World Champs…  Would it work for him again?  The conditions this year were very different to those in 2013.
Cory Hill paddled a perfect game plan to take the 2016 NELO Summer Challenge Cory Hill paddled a perfect game plan to take the 2016 NELO Summer Challenge Credits: NELO

Athletes Ready for NELO Summer Challenge

Friday, 08 July 2016 17:01 | Written by
There are at least ten paddlers who could podium tomorrow at the 8th NELO Summer Challenge, which starts at 4pm in Porto, Portugal.
NELO Summer Challenge HQ at Ofir NELO Summer Challenge HQ at Ofir

McGregor, Reyntjes win in Mauritius

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 14:30 | Written by
Le Morne Pass, Mauritius - “I saw how wide his eyes were, and thought to myself, ‘this is serious’,” said Jasper Mocke.  His brother Dawid had been hit by a “bommie”, a massive breaking wave just outside La Prairie pass at Le Morne; his leash had broken and his surfski…
Hank McGregor shows his son Thorsten the way to finish a big race...! Hank McGregor shows his son Thorsten the way to finish a big race...! Credits: Pippa McGregor/JJ Fabien
Durban – South African paddling icon Hank McGregor overcame sickness, flat conditions as well as a strong local field to clinch his maiden FNB Durban Downwind win on Sunday while the in-form Nicole Russell claimed the World Surfski Series title event’s women’s crown.
Hank McGregor wins the 2016 FNB Durban Downwind Hank McGregor wins the 2016 FNB Durban Downwind Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

Top Women for Durban Downwind - Weather Update

Thursday, 23 June 2016 15:40 | Written by
Durban – Defending champion Michelle Burn is excited to see how the 2016 FNB Durban Downwind women’s race unfolds this weekend as KwaZulu-Natal’s renowned quintet of female paddling talent go head to head for the World Surfski Series title race’s women’s title.
Defending Champion Michelle Burn Defending Champion Michelle Burn Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

Hank McGregor on the Durban Downwind

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:29 | Written by
Durban – The FNB Durban Downwind is one of the very few paddling titles in South Africa to have eluded Hank McGregor, something the six-time Canoe Marathon World Champion is eager to rectify when this year’s edition of the World Surfski Series title event takes place on either Saturday or…
Hank McGregor Hank McGregor Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Aussie Anderson on South African Surfski Safari

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:50 | Written by
Durban – Top Australian surfski ace Mark Anderson is sizing up this weekend’s FNB Durban Downwind surfski race, determined to make the most of the weather conditions that will define the character of the 26km challenge while at the same time enjoying the company of the local surfski community that…
Mark Anderson Mark Anderson Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media
Durban - It’s not often that a 46km race ends in a tied result.  But that’s what happened in yesterday’s Spar Hypersure Scottburgh to Brighton Surfski Race in Durban, South Africa…
Who's won?! A desperate dive across the finish line - Matt Bouman (L), Luke Nisbet (R) Who's won?! A desperate dive across the finish line - Matt Bouman (L), Luke Nisbet (R) Credits: Lynne Hauptfleisch, Alan Dean

World class FNB Durban Downwind battle looms

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 11:19 | Written by
Durban – Some the best surfski racers in the world will converge on Durban on the weekend of 25 and 26 June for the 2016 FNB Durban Downwind, setting the stage for another world class duel as the World Surfski Series title event draws top elite ocean racers to Durban…
World class FNB Durban Downwind battle looms Credits: Gameplan Media

Pacific Tour 2016 – Poor Knights and Maraamu

Thursday, 09 June 2016 16:29 | Written by
3 September 2016: the toughest open ocean race in New Zealand: the Poor Knights Crossing. 10 September: arguably the most beautiful downwind in the South Pacific – the Maaramu Race in Tahiti. What’s not to like?
Michael Booth - winner of 2015 event finishes in the spectacular Rikoriko Cave at the Poor Knights... Michael Booth - winner of 2015 event finishes in the spectacular Rikoriko Cave at the Poor Knights...

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