Bay Union King of the Bay Media Release

 No: kotb1901

17 April 2019

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Bay Union King of the Bay back in 2019 - Diary Note

Durban - The only day in the year that paddlers can paddle out of the Durban harbour mouth returns as the 2019 Bay Union King of the Bay is set to take place on Sunday, 12 May 2019.

The event provides a perfect opportunity for beginners and hardcore paddlers alike to take on the unique experience of a dash out of the harbour.

There will be two options for paddlers with an 11km short course and 22km long course on the cards.

Bay Union will once again provide R10 000 worth of prize money for the race winners.

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019
Course: Silt Canal, Durban Harbour to Marine Surf Lifesaving Club
Distances: Short Course 11km | Long Course 22km

More information can be found at


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Andy Birkett turns for the finish at the 2018 Bay Union King of the Bay, with the iconic Moses Mabhida stadium in the background. 2019's race takes place on Sunday, 12 May.

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Bridgitte Hartley (Euro Steel) won the women's title at the Bay Union King of the Bay in 2018, but will she be back to defend her title in 2019?

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Paddlers have the unique opportunity to paddle out of the Durban harbour during the Bay Union King of The Bay on Sunday, 12 May.

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