Our 2019 Calendar, Version E (Download here) is now available for download. Please note that if any updates are made – paddlers will be informed and a new calendar will be posted here. Any last minute changes to race schedules will be either e-mailed to paddlers with validation e-mail addresses on the national database or an sms will be sent out (once again to paddlers with valid mobile numbers on the national database).
Our season begins with some fun (warm!) novice events – by the West Coast Challenge and Junior Triple series. The novice season leads into the Presidents Trophy series of events with Regional/National Championships for the Sprinting season and Flatwater Marathon seasons generally being held in April and June. In the midst of this, the buildup to the 4 day Berg River Marathon, the worlds toughest ultra canoe marathon, begins with the K1 pre-race events on the Berg River, including the 2 day Swartland Canoe Marathon. After the Berg River Marathon is the Olifants – some fun for those who don’t get lost! and then the doubles (K2) season on the Breede begins culminating in the Breede River Marathon in early September. The river season ends with the Eerste River Marathon in Stellenbosch and the always unpredictable Franschoek Paarl race. In October the surfski season begins and runs until late December with the Cape Point Challenge, being the final event for the year. In the midst of all these events are the Junior series, Canoe Polo events, open days and championships.