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27 July 2018

Hi Paddler,

It’s the pay day weekend! Get those entries in NOW!!

2018 once again promises to be another action-packed, memory making good time at the Fish River Canoe Marathon and the whole Cradock community cannot wait to welcome all the visitors.
Entries are now open so be sure to beat the closing deadline of 01 September to avoid a price increase!

To get your entry for the Long Course head HERE and for the Short Course head HERE.

As always you will have the luxury of 26 cumecs of water on both race days which always makes for some exhilarating racing and an awesome experience.

Charity Batch & Wild Card Batch
The Fish River Canoe Marathon continues to support Cradock Cancer Care and the Cradock Hospice and will be doing so again this year.

If you want to be set-up for your two days in the comfort of the charity batch and also make a difference in the lives of others, get those bids in here.

The Wild Card Batch give you the chance to better the seeding that you arrive in Cradock with so if you are keen to move up a batch or two then this is what you need to do.

It takes place on Wednesday, 3 October and you take part in a time-trial starting at the Marlow Causeway to the finish.

If this interests you then have a look at other T’s&C’s here.

In view of our commitment to a greener Fish, there is a second’s map that can be downloaded to your smart phone right HERE.

We plead to seconds and supporters to read through the directions on the seconders map very carefully and abide by the rules that the race has set out.

It’s always tricky finding accommodation in Cradock for the weekend so we would suggest that to avoid disappointment head to the website here and sort a place to stay ASAP.

They will starting filling up very quickly!

Pimp my Ride
Once again we will be running the Pimp My Ride competition at this year’s Fish where you have the chance to win A LOT of Hansa!

The announcement hasn’t been officially made so keep in touch with us on social media for the big reveal.

Be sure to come down to the Hansa Tent at the sport complex where bonfires and ice cold beer will be available.

The tent will be set up in a new site that will give you a brilliant view of the Fish river in the background.

We all know that the Saturday night after-party is one for the books and we hope that you can join us again for an epic celebration to bring down the curtain on this year’s race.

Be part another awesome Fish River Canoe Marathon this year… and bring your mates!



The Big Fish and the Hansa Fish Organising Committee

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