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"The Yukon 1000 is a 1600 km self-supported kayak race through some of the most remote, wildest country in North America and Canada. It starts at Whitehorse in Canada and finishes at the Dalton Highway Bridge in the Alaskan Wilderness. Our longest paddling day was 243 km in 17 ½ hours. Our average speed was 12,3 km/hr and we were burning an average of 17,000 calories per day.

The Paddle was absolutely perfect in many ways. My arms never got sore, tired yes, but sore no. Someone esti..."
Duncan Paul
"My Choice of Blades 2013 Season,

I choose to race with GARA Racing paddles as I like the strength and durability of the Blades. I trust the paddle and shaft set up which I believe is what really counts when choosing your paddle manufacturer.

My Paddle:

I have recently changed Blade shapes .I am now paddling with GP 2 paddles instead of the GP3. After 2012 season I borrowed my paddling partners (Grant Van De Walt) Blades (GP 2) and really liked the forward c..."
Hank McGregor (3x K1 World Marathon Champion)

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Welcome to Gara Paddles


Welcome to the home of premium, custom designed carbon fibre paddle blades for both river and flat water paddling. This site provides information on the Gara brand's blade designs, options for ordering complete paddle sets, details on manufacturing and contact details for orders and queries. Our photo gallery features the Gara paddle brand in pictures from the local South African paddling scene. Our news section below follows the latest developments in the paddling world. We trust you will enjoy your visit and should you need any further information, please feel free to contact us.

Gara Racing Paddles are pleased to be associated with many of the worlds top paddlers in a multitude of disciplines from  river and flatwater marathon racing to Sprinting and surfski paddling.

We are pleased to have had a great 2014 season winning the K1 and K2 world marathon titles as well as many international surfski races with Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocke and river marathon races with Andy Birkitt. we are pleased to welcome legendary Spanish paddler Walter Bouzan to our family who won the Ardeche Marathon in France in a record time.

These athletes give us continual feedback on our products as well as playing an active role in developing new ideas and help us to remain at the forefront of paddle construction.

Well done guys, proud to have you as our brand ambassadors, 

If paddlers of this calibre trust and believe in our equipment shouldn't you? '


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