on the banks of Camps Drift in the heart of
Pietermaritzburg, Natal Canoe Club is one of the oldest and proudest
canoe clubs in South Africa.
The host of the annual The Dusi Canoe Marathon as well as a
number of other prominent races, the club has produced numerous
internationals, some world champions
and generation after generation of elite paddlers that have
become the benchmark for marathon racing.
The weekly club time trial on Thursday evenings is open to all
LATEST NEWS: Canvas Dusi
to commemorate Player the pioneer
Dr. Ian Player, the founder of the iconic Dusi Canoe Marathon,
passed away on the weekend, just days before the Commemorative
Canvas Dusi Journey, a four-day trip from Alexander Park in
Pietermaritzburg to Durban's Blue Lagoon, begins. The event,
which starts on Thursday, features a select group of invited
paddlers and takes place in craft similar to those used in the
Festive cheer in
the air for Safire & Clanfin Nite Race
Christmas will be the theme
when Natal Canoe Club hosts the second Safire & Clanfin Nite
Race on Thursday, 11 December, at Camps Drift. The event is
aimed at all ages, with a Guppies race at 17:30 setting the
stage for the main race at 18:00. Marathon in 1951.