About Us

GAUTENG CANOE UNION

Canoeing represents a multitude of paddle sports – from beginners to Olympic athletes with a range of disciplines to suit all goals.

The Gauteng Canoe Union is the second largest in terms of registered paddlers, and hosts a thriving long distance (LD) season, much of which is based on the many excellent training dams in the greater Gauteng area. In 2002, Gauteng and Northern Gauteng merged to form a single Union, known as the Gauteng Canoe Union.

The mission of the Gauteng Canoe union is to provide a canoeing environment that will produce canoeists from all communities with national, world championship and Olympic potential in all the various “disciplines” as well as satisfying the needs of all members for recreational canoeing.

The Gauteng Canoe Union is affiliated to Canoeing South Africa. The chairman of each of the representative provinces represents that province on the CSA executive Committee.

CSA is affiliated to SASCOC as well as the International Canoeing Federation who administers canoeing internationally.

CANOEING CODE OF CONDUCT

1. Keep off the banks of private landowners unless permission has been granted for access.
2. Maintain friendly relations with landowners and be polite at all times.
3. Do not litter. This includes removing boat wrecks which is the boat owners responsibility.
4. Where applicable, pay the required entrance fees.
5. Wear a life jacket and paddle in small groups.
6. Do not disturb the natural fauna and flora.
7. Paddlers should be registered with a club and GCU.
8. Exit from the river at prescribed points, or as requested by marshalls.
9. Always obey race marshals and officials instructions.

UNION MANAGEMENT

Two important committees manage the Union.

The Management Committee comprises of elected office bearers. These include the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Safety Officer, Race Administrator, Development Officer, Boat Master, School’s League Liaison Officer, PRO and Marathon, Sprint, Canoe Polo, Wild Water and Surf-Ski Convenors.

The function of the Management Committee is to see to the day-to-day affairs of the Union and to take operational decisions.

Office bearers:

Chairman: Chad Andrews

Vice Chairman: Herman Vogel

Treasurer: Bryan Slater

Safety Officer: Mike Nicholas

Race Administrator: Wayne Saunders

Development Officer:  Chad Andrews

Boat Master: Vacant

School’s League: Jodie Dreyer

PRO: Jennie Dallas

The Management Committee is answerable to the Executive Committee which comprises of a representative from every club affiliated to the Gauteng Canoe Union.

GCU ADMINISTRATION

The Union employs a permanent secretary to oversee the administrative duties.

The details are as follows:

Name: Rene Andrews

Tel/Fax: 083 267 7184

Email: info@gcu.co.za

Postal add:
Postnet Suite 180
Private Bag x1
Northcliff
2115

Physical add:
19 5th Street
Albertskroon
Johannesburg

GAUTENG TEAM COLOURS

The award of Gauteng Colours is a highly prestigious achievement for any member of the Union. They are held in high regard amongst the membership and nationally as a result of a very high standard that is attained in our province.

Twelve points need to be accumulated from performances and selection in National events.

BANKING DETAILS

Banking details GCU main account:

Gauteng Canoe Union

Nedbank Current Account 1975 023 617

Branch code 198 405

Banking details GCU race account:

Gauteng Canoe Union

Nedbank Current Account 1984 605 992

Branch code 198 405

 

REGISTERING WITH GCU/CSA

Our season runs from March to April every year. All members must be registered in order to paddle, whether as a social member or as normal member.

At the beginning of every season all existing members must re-register with their clubs. Please contact your club for the current registration form and payment details.

 

GCU registration form and indemnity form (only for arrangements with GCU directly):

GCU REGISTRATION FORM

GCU/CSA INDEMNITY FORM

 

2018 AFFILIATION FEES

FEES

 

2018-2019 RACE CALENDAR

GCU calendar-2018-2019-Version 5

CSA Calendar 2018-2019

 

CSA ONLINE RACE ENTRY PROCEDURES

USING THE CSA ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM

CSA banking details for online entries:

Canoe South Africa
Nedbank
A/C No: 1087 035 759
Branch: 135626
Current Account
NB Bank Reference: CM number provided upon entering. If you don’t use the CM number provided as your reference, your entry won’t show on the entry list. 

Please send proof of payment to kncuad@sai.co.za, online@canoesa.org.za

 

RACE INFO

Standard entry fees : R 90 per senior, R 50 per junior

      • Race Entries close at 23h59 on the Thursday preceding the relevant weekend race. Late entries and on the day entries will be charged at an extra R50 per paddle. The race organisers might from time to time change the entry closing time to a specified time for that race.  This will be communicated to the paddlers through the normal channels.
      • No paddler will be allowed to race on the day if they are not registered with GCU AND must have completed their proficiency tests.
      • New members must register in order to get a CSA number before any race.

If you enter after the entry deadline your entry will not be processed

 

USE OF GCU SURF SKI’S

In order to book a GCU surf ski please complete the forms below and send it to info@gcu.co.za together with your proof of payment. Once received, the office will book the ski/ski’s and send you the contact details for collection arrangements.

AGREEMENT