Chasing the crown for the 8th time

The winner of the past seven editions of a race regarded as New Zealand’s premier surfski event, and which this year doubles as the ICF Oceania Championships, the Aucklander has proved invincible since winning on her debut in 2013.

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Introducing – Craig Mustard

Craig has recently taken up the newly-established position of the Canoe Racing NZ Development Coach based out of Cambridge. We find out more about the 34-year-old, who boasts 15 years of success both domestically and on the international stage.

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The genius of Vaaka

Canoe Racing New Zealand recently signed a sponsorship agreement with Dunedin-based company Vaaka Limited. Steve Landells finds out more about their cadence sensors and the performance benefits to paddlers of all levels.

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Introducing Toby Brooke

We find out more about the versatile 22-year-old paddler from Whanganui Kayak Club, who has more recently switched focus from kayaking to surf ski racing.

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South Island turns on the charm

The South Island Championships (also incorporating the South Island Secondary Schools Championships) at the picturesque Lake Ruataniwha provided the perfect curtain raiser to the domestic canoe sprinting season

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Poor Knights Race Records tumble

An angry sea and some supercharged paddlers gave the 2019 Zest Brokers Poor Knights Crossing ocean paddle race a dramatic edge with race records tumbling thanks to strong tailwind conditions for the event held in Tutukaka, Aotearoa.

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Mowlem headlines Poor Knights field

Defending champion Andrew Mowlem and a collection of the national waka ama squad are set for an open ocean duel in testy waters at this year’s Zest Brokers Poor Knights Crossing paddle race on Saturday.

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