August 2014

TDU to launch Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Awards

On September 12th 2014 Canoeing Ireland’s TDU will launch the new Stand Up Paddle Board awards.

To do this they will run a one day assimilation course for any qualified kayak or canoe instructor who has a personal skills standard they feel meets the new Level 2 Paddle Boarding skills award,  has unrestricted access to Board and Paddle, has a valid first aid certificate, is over 18 years of age and is a currently registered member of Canoeing Ireland TDU.

For more information on what this workshop involves, a description of level two skills and how to sign up follow this link.

New TDU Newsletter Available!

A huge thank you to all of the contributors in this edition: writers Sarah Bracken, Phil Connolly, Jon Mackey, Sarah McDonagh, Odhrán McNally, Paddy McCormack, Kieran McKevitt, editor Laura Griffin and sponsor I-Canoe.

The articles in this edition:

  • Chairperson’s Note – Paddy McCormack
  • Women’s Freestyle Day Kilkenny – Sarah Bracken
  • Kayaking Adventure in Mexico – Phil Connolly
  • Moving from fear to purposeful practice; breaking out of the eddies and into adventure! – Jon Mackey
  • Augsburg Slalom Trip – Sarah McDonagh
  • European Trip 2014 – Odhrán McNally
  • Access Issues on Irish Rivers Survey Results – Kieran McKevitt

Congratulations to Odhrán McNally who won the draw for the prize this edition which was a Peak River Runner BA supplied by I-Canoe.

To have a look at the newsletter follow this link: http://goo.gl/0S6ee6

The next newsletter will be published in December, keep the articles coming to committee@tdu.ie!