Canoeing at Maritzburg College

Canoeing at Maritzburg College has an illustrious history and we are arguably the top paddling school in the country. Our canoeists get to enjoy the great outdoors while training with top coaches and performing at the highest levels of this challenging and exhilarating sport.

College’s location, within walking distance of Camps Drift – home of the Natal Canoe Club (NCC) and the start of the Dusi Canoe Marathon – makes it an ideal school for boys who wish to embrace the wonderful sport that is canoeing.

The inter-schools season sees paddlers participating in a variety of disciplines including: Marathon, Sprints, Slalom, Canoe Polo, River Racing and Surf-Ski. It is hoped that by introducing boys to these various disciplines, some will pursue any one of them at an international level. It is a fact that a very high percentage of boys continue with canoeing after they have left College. It remains a very competitive yet social and family-orientated sport.

The 2017 season got off to a great start for Maritzburg College. Our boys won the schools’ trophies for the Fish River Canoe Marathon, the Drak Challenge and the Dusi Canoe Marathon.