The sprint season involves 2000m sprint (Olympic distance) races in all boat classes. It starts in January and ends in May with the South African Championships. The Boatrace season (in which only Universities take place) is from May to September. This is training for a single event, the universities boatrace that is a 4.2 km race for woman and a 6.2 km race for men in coxed eight boats. It takes place in Port Alfred in early September.
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