Monday, 20 November 2017 09:48 |Written by
A feature of this year's ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Hong Kong was the radically improved live coverage - the streaming video feed combined with TracTrac live tracking kept a worldwide audience enthralled.  Canoe Planet posted a bunch of great post-race interviews on their Facebook page, which give fascinating insights from the athletes' point of view...  
Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:56 |Written by
A grinding upwind into steep chop; a side-on, 2m diagonally-side-on swell that needed huge power to catch, and some smooth, clean runs to the finish…  After the disappointing weather for the women’s championship on Saturday, the NE monsoon delivered – in spades – on Sunday, 19 Nov for the men’s event of the third ICF Ocean Racing World Championships. 
Saturday, 18 November 2017 10:24 |Written by
After a week of monsoon winds and rough seas, race day arrived with the worst possible conditions for the 3rd ICF Ocean Racing World Championships – windless, flat and muggy… Capricious Mother Nature!  But in racing, you work with what you get, and at least the flat seas offered some reassurance to the less experienced among the competitors.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2006 19:12 |Written by
One of our US readers asked about the grading system used in some of the races in South Africa - this article explains the system.   The largest surf ski race series in South Africa is the Discovery Men's Health series which takes place in Durban during winter and East London and Cape Town during summer.  Look at the results of the races on www.surfski.co.za and you notice two things - every paddler is graded, and each result is expressed as a percentage of the winner's time.