16 August 2016

Hi Paddler!

The biggest party in canoeing, the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon, is just under two months away!
Who would have thought the year would have gone so quickly? We hope that you are training hard and ready for the South African K1 Championships in Cradock from 7-8 October.

Entries are now open for the race! They will close on Friday, 3 October but make sure you get it in early to avoid the disappointment of missing out on the most exciting race around!

Head here to enter the Long Course K1, K2 or K3
Head here to enter the Short Course K1, K2 or K3

If you would prefer then you can download the entry form HERE and fill it in manually!

Once the entries have been processed they will appear on the Confirmed Entries page here.

Want to improve you Batch Seeding? Come a day earlier and take part in the Time Trials on Wednesday the 5th October. The first 60 paddlers who complete the Time Trials in less than 45 minutes will qualify for this batch!

There will be a festive evening with a live Oompah band afterwards! Read more about the new Wild Card Batch here.2015RubberDuc

The Pre Fish is always a good way to brush up on your river knowledge.

The race will be taking place on 24-25 September.

The Charity Batch will once again support the Cradock Cancer Care Unit and their worthy cause! A donation of R1 000-00 per paddler once normal entry fees have been paid, will ensure your place in this batch. Seconds for paddlers in the Charity batch will have access to free parking at the Sports Fields.

The bidding has begun so make sure you get those bids in HERE and keep a close eye on the website HERE to see whether you need to up your offer!

The Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon hopes that you are well into the planning of your outfits for this year’s ‘Pimp My Ride’ theme. With our sponsors taking their beer seriously we are hoping that you as paddlers will do the same and produce the goods for this year’s event!

Don’t forget there are some awesome prizes up for grabs for the best ideas!

The crew adjudged to have the best fancy dress will win their combined bodyweight in Hansa Pilsener!
As usual Hansa have pulled out all the stops for the 2016 after-party and we will see two of South Africa’s funkiest acts take to the Hansa Gig Rig on Saturday 8 October.

Rubber Duc, who played at the 2015 after party, will return and will be joined by the off-the-wall Desmond and the Tutus.

The Springboks will also be doing battle against the mighty foe, the All Blacks, on Saturday afternoon. Come and join us in the tent at the Cradock Recreational Grounds to witness a clash of the rugby titans.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Hansa Fish 2016!







The Big Fish and the Hansa Fish Organising Committee

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