The annual national sprint regatta took place at Shongweni Dam in KZN.

  • Huge congratulations and thanks to the event organisers for an exceptionally well run regatta.
  • The 2021 regatta was the 26th¬†national sprint champs.
  • The 3 days of sprinting at the SA Schools and SA Sprint Championships was well attended by paddlers from across the country. With most of the age groups having to hold heats, semi finals before competing in finals.
  • There was an abundance of exceptionally close and exciting racing.
  • The event also double as the selection event for the junior and U23 world championships as well as the Olympic Hopes regatta. The teams will be announced in the next few weeks.
  • Special mention of Esti van Tonder from Academy Canoe Club who heads over to the final qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics.


Here are some of the statistics:


17 Gauteng Schools competed at SA Schools Regatta
AHG Afrikaans Hoerskool Germiston
BRE Brescia House School
DLS De La Salle Holy Cross College
FOR Fordsburg Primary
HOM Home School
NKW Nkwenkwezi Primary School
OOS Out of School
PGS Parktown Girls High School
PHC Phoenix College
SDH St Davids Marist Inanda High
SDP St Davids Marist Inanda Primary
SJC St Johns College
STS St Stithians Girls College
STT St Teresa’s School
THA Thabajabula High School
UNI Laerskool Unika
WAT Watershed High School



Canoe club   Number of paddlers
Academy for Canoe Development ACD 6
Dabulamanzi DAB 27
Johannesburg Canoe Club JCC 2
Centurion Canoe Club CEN 1
Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club (“SCARC”) SOW 16
Victoria Lake Canoe Club VIC 1
Number of paddlers for Victor/Victrix Ludorum in their respective age groups
9 in the top 3 rankings
35 in the top 10 rankings
88 Medals for GCU paddlers