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Border canoe club's races

Border canoe club has put on and hosted some incredible events which draw entrants from all over the word. We have seen some truly world class fields in singles mens, singles ladies, doubles mens and doubles ladies over the years and the event organisation seems to go from strength to strength. We would love to see you at our future events.

Pete Marlin

The race is generally a 22km course from Yellow Sands, East of East London, to the Nahoon or Orient beach subject to weather conditions.


A race that will test even the best of surfski paddlers. It start in Port Elizabeth and finishes in East London and is 250 km over 4 days.


Border canoe clubs very own winter series consists of a number of stages with paddlers fighting to take home the title in singles and doubles.

Discovery Challenge

The race begins at one of the Eastern Cape’s famous surfing spots, affectionately known as “Yellows”, nestled at the mouth of the Kwelera River.


Border canoe clubs hosts paddlers at Orient Beach in a 8 race series consisting of both singles and double races on alternative weeks

Clippety clop

Paddlers take part in either the guppies, short course or long course event in the Kwelera river at the Clippety Clop Private Reserve.

Chalumna challenge

Chalumna challenge

Flat water race on the beautiful Chalumna river just outside of East London. Guppies, short course and long course.