The Next big event on the GCU calendar if the double header at VLC Germiston Lake on Sunday 27th May.

First Up we have the newly revised VLC Flat Race. In line with the build up to GCU Marathon Champs on the 2nd and 3rd June, SA Marathon Champs on the 15th 16th 17th June, we have reshaped the race to be a 20km event with a short beach type portage after every lap.  It will be the ideal event to finalise your prep for both GCU and SA Marathons, else if you not doing marathons at least a great opportunity to do some good hard flat water racing.

We have an early start to accommodate schools so please be aware.

VLC have committed to providing their portion of the race entry fee to bolster the Race Prize Money.

At the moment are trying to finalise a cool handout for early entry’s and some lucky draw prizes, info to follow.

Date:      27 May 2018

Time – Registration Starts 7H00

Time – Race Starts 8H30

Distance – 20Km includes 9 short portages.

Entry Fee – Seniors R100, Juniors R50 for online entries (Online Entries close on the 23rd Midnight)  Late entry fee an additional R50


NBNBNB – PFD’s compulsory, and you must be registered for the 2018/2019 season


Next up we have the VLC Schools League, as part of the schools league series VLC will be hosting a number of events for junior paddlers participating.


  • U8 and u10:                                        1 lap – 3kms
  • Under 12:                                            2 laps – 6km
  • Under 14, 16 & 18:                          3 laps – 9km

Race order for juniors:

  • Starting at 10H30, Under 12 will go first then we give a 1 minute staggered start then let the Under 10 and Under 8 paddlers;
  • Once all guppy paddlers are finished or last few paddlers are on the final stretch we start lining up the K1
  • Under 18 go first then 1 minute staggered start then Under 16 then 1 minute staggered start then the Under 14 paddlers

Date:      27 May 2018

Time – Registration Starts 9H30

Time – Race Starts 10H30

Entries via CSA Online Entry only (Online Entries close on the 22nd May)

NBNBNB – PFD’s compulsory


The Kitchen and Deck at VLC will be serving breakfast and Coffee from 7H00.  

Wayne Saunders | Victoria Lake Club Canoe Section | 22 Refinery Road Germiston 1401|

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