Who will be king of the Kromme?

2017-04-13 06:02
The annual Pam Golding Properties King of the Kromme is set to take to the water on Easter Monday, April 17.Photo:SUPPLIED

The annual Pam Golding Properties King of the Kromme is set to take to the water on Easter Monday, April 17.Photo:SUPPLIED

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AVID paddlers will chop up the water at St Francis Bay in their furious quest to become the next King of the Kromme.

Now in its 11th year, the annual Pam Golding Properties King of the Kromme, is set to take to the water on Easter Monday, April 17.

Hosted by the St Francis Paddling Club and sponsored by Pam Golding Properties, the main race will stretch over 20km, while the short race will have contestants paddling for 12km. New on the racing calendar is the 1km u.12 and u.10 “guppy” race. Each paddler will receive a medal.

The big question is: who will be crowned the King of the Kromme? Will it be the SA paddler from Durban, Matt Bouman, or will a home-town paddler cross the finish line first?

All paddlers are welcome to compete, even if they are beginners. It is a singles race, but doubles are also welcome.

“The King of the Kromme is a flat water river race up the beautiful Kromme and Geelhout Rivers. Won by some of the world’s top paddlers, including Matt Boumann and Greg Louw, the race attracts a competitive but fun field of paddles,” says Chairman of the St Francis Paddling Club Clint Hempel.

The main prize for the 20km single race is R1 500, while the runner-up and second runner-up will receive R750 and R500 respectively.

A split-shaft Carbonology paddle valued at R2 500 and a Carbonology guppy paddle will be up for grabs in the lucky draws.

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