September 18, 2020

While good news has been hard to find in 2020, the organisers of the Prescient Freedom Paddle have managed to get it right and keep on announcing more and more positivity for the paddlers. The latest news is the confirmation of the continuation of the partnership with Euro Steel, long time supporters of paddling in

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September 7, 2020

The Freedom Paddle is confirmed. The paddling fraternity was jumping with joy following the recent announcement that the iconic surf-ski event, which circumnavigates Robben Island, will be held on the 24th October 2020. The organisers have pulled out all the stops to be COVID-19 compliant and to ensure the safety of all competitors. The organisers are

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April 27, 2019

Pre-race favourites Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett took full advantage of sublime conditions to race away with the overall title at the Freedom Paddle around Robben Island on Saturday morning, while Hayley Nixon won her second title as she and partner Michelle Burn wrapped up the women’s title. A record field took off from the

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April 25, 2019

With a record field entered for the second edition of the Freedom Paddle surfski race on Saturday 27 April, the 320 athletes that have entered the event the emotionally significant circumnavigation of Robben Island look set to be greeted by favourable weather. Race organiser Richard Kohler confirmed that the weather forecast for the 27 kilometre

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April 24, 2019

The best surfski crews in the country will square up against one another at the Freedom Paddle race around Robben Island on Saturday 27 April, in what is being widely billed as the most competitive double ski race in the world. The record-setting field of 320 paddlers breaks the mark set for a surfski race

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April 23, 2019

Despite having little time in a boat together, defending Freedom Paddle champions Jasper Mocké and Nick Notten will be back to take on the country’s best at the national double ski showdown on Freedom Day, 27 April. The 27km paddle from Oceana Power Boat Club, around Robben Island and back draws huge significance from the

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April 19, 2019

When the record field lines up at the Oceana Powerboat club at the V&A Waterfront for the Freedom Paddle surfski race around Robben Island on Saturday 27 April, FNB Dusi icon Sbonelo Khwela will add spice to the already highly charged race. The Red Bull star, who lives at Shongweni outside Durban, is relishing the

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April 17, 2019

As entries for the Freedom Paddle surfski race around Robben Island on 27 April passed the Western Cape record, an unusual S3 triple team has entered comprised of experienced local paddlers John Standley and Ant Lake and media celebrity Liesl van der Westhuizen. The crew is one of four triple skis entered, representing the Western

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April 15, 2019

Multiple world marathon champ Hank McGregor will jet into Cape Town for the Freedom Paddle double ski race around Robben Island on 27 April with the single-minded intention of winning the race with his partner Andy Birkett to add the prestigious title to his comprehensive CV of achievements. The Euro Steel/Fenn Kayaks pairing come into

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April 11, 2019

The pieces of the Freedom Day paddle puzzle are all falling into place ahead of the second edition of the surfski race around Robben Island on Saturday 27 April as the race entry surged past the record for the biggest every surfski event in the Western Cape, and more corporate backers get behind the event.

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