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McGregor & Furby win 2-day Downwind in Durban

Sunday, 21 August 2016 18:27 | Written by
Zinkwazi Beach – With a tough overnight deficit to overturn the pair of Hank McGregor and Lee Furby paddled like men possessed as they stormed to overall victory on the second stage of the Gara Dolphin Coast Challenge from Salt Rock to Zinkwazi on Sunday.The opening stage took paddlers 42kms from…

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Durban, South Africa

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20-21 Aug 2016

Hank McGregor and Lee Furby came second on Day 1 but made up the deficit on the second day to take the overall win Hank McGregor and Lee Furby came second on Day 1 but made up the deficit on the second day to take the overall win Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

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…

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Mauritius

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2 July 2016

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.

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Durban, South Africa

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26 June 2016

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.

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Durban

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25/26 June, 2016

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…

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Durban, South Africa

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25/26 June 2016

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…

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Durban, South Africa

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25/26 June 2016

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…

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Durban, South Africa

16 June 2016

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…

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Durban, South Africa

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25, 26 June 2016

World class FNB Durban Downwind battle looms Credits: Gameplan Media
Durban, South Africa - Sunday saw a moderate field take on the world's oldest surfski race, the Illovo Pirates Umhlanga Pirates Surfski Race, with paddlers encountering some tough conditions with South African surfski ace Hank McGregor claiming the overall win with Nicole Russell finishing as the first lady home.

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Durban, South Africa

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05-June-2016

All the paddlers took time to spread the Paddle for the Planet awareness at the 2016 Illovo Pirates Umhlanga Pirates Surfski Race on Sunday, 5 June 2016. All the paddlers took time to spread the Paddle for the Planet awareness at the 2016 Illovo Pirates Umhlanga Pirates Surfski Race on Sunday, 5 June 2016. Credits: Kevin Sawyer/ Gameplan Media

Aussie Michael Booth takes Durban Downwind

Saturday, 11 July 2015 17:54 | Written by
Durban – The final race of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Series saw some fantastic downwind conditions as paddlers made their way from La Mercy on the North Coast to the Marine Surf Lifesaving Club on Saturday with Australian Michael Booth narrowly claiming a beach sprint over Matt Bouman with…

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Durban, South Africa

11 July 2015

Michael Booth sprints in to win his first World Cup Race... Michael Booth sprints in to win his first World Cup Race... Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

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