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.
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.
Chairman: Chris Erwee
Vice chairman: Raymond Rorich
Treasurer: Bryan Slater
Safety Officer: Grant Thiel
Race Administrator: Wayne Saunders
Development Officer: Janet Simpkins
Boat Master: Vacant
School’s League: Jodie Dreyer
PRO: Jennie Dallas
Development Officer: Loveday Zondi
The Management Committee is answerable to the Executive Committee which comprises of a representative from every club affiliated to the Gauteng Canoe Union.
The Union employs a permanent secretary to oversee the administrative duties.
The details are as follows:
Name: Rene Andrews
Tel/Fax: 083 267 7184
Postnet Suite 180
Private Bag x1
29 Morkel Street
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 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
All paddlers must be registered with one of the affiliated clubs as well as the Union in order to participate in events and be covered under the insurance policies.
All new registrations and re-registrations must go to their clubs and thereafter they will be directed by the club administrator to go to the Dot Cloud portal where they will register themselves under the correct category. The club will then approve their registration via the club portal. The paddler will then be able to enter into events. The registration will be valid for one year from the date of registration. All members must sign an indemnity form with their clubs to be kept on record. This indemnity will be requested should there be an incident of any kind.
2020 AFFILIATION FEES
2020-20201 RACE CALENDAR
Due to Covid-19 restrictions the calendar has been modified and dates are still to be confirmed. Correspondence will be sent out via the various platforms.
RACE ENTRY PROCEDURES
All race entries will be done via Dot Cloud. Please log into your profile via the paddlers portal and enter the various events. Please contact the office on 083 267 7184 for further information.
- All relevant race information will be available on the race entry page when you access your profile via the paddler.canoesa.com portal
- No paddler will be allowed to race on the day if they are not registered with GCU , an affiliated club AND must have completed their proficiency tests.
- New members must register in order to get a CSA number before any race.
USE OF GCU SURF SKI’S
In order to book a GCU surf ski please complete the forms below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.