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Marathon kayaking


For information regarding kayak marathon racing click here

and watch the following videos

  • Introduction to Marathon Kayaking Part 1 video
  • Introduction to Marathon Kayaking Part 2 video

The Hasler Series

The Hasler Trophy is the National Team League Championships for marathon canoeing. Clubs compete within their regions throughout the season to win the right to race at the Hasler Final, held in September each year. 

The Hasler Series is named after Herbert “Blondie” Hasler, who led Operation Frankton, a WW2 commando raid in double kayaks on the port of Bordeaux. The story of this raid was made into a 1955 film, The Cockleshell Heroes.


Hasler Finals 2015 Oxford video