March 2017

Clonmel Slalom course – water gauge

Details on the levels for the Clonmel Slalom course

0.7 as the optimum height for the course.

0.8-0.9 gives a punchier wave on the weir and fatter eddies for teaching the top end of level 3 skills.

Above 0.9 the course starts to flush out and you get a decent flow of water going down the course.

Clonmel River Guage

Canoeing Ireland Training Centre Staff Panel 2017

Canoeing Ireland Training Centre are looking for fun, enthusiastic and eager instructors to work  over the summer months in Strawberry Beds, Chapelizod.

We will be running courses from Summer camps to Adult skills so plenty of opportunity to work, log hours and gain valuable experience.

Any queries on these positions can be forwarded on to training@canoe.ie.

If you would like to be put on the panel for work for the 2017 season, please click on the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/7dTF02L7JbYVBn3F2

Please forward this on to  anyone from the greater Dublin area who you think would be interested in the work.

 

Canoeing Ireland,

016251105

Irish Crews invade the land of Shaka Zulu – Extreme Canoe Marathon.

The 16th February 2017 saw the start of the legendary DUSI Canoe Marathon, which took place over three days and 125km of river and bush portages through the magnificent Valley of a Thousand Hills in KwaZulu Natal Provence, South Africa. The idea of racing down the uMsundusi and uMngeni Rivers was born during World War II when Dr. Ian Player, sitting with friends around an army campfire in Italy, proposed the idea of travelling by kayak from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. After an initial expedition was abandoned halfway in 1950, eight paddlers set off from Alexandra Park on 22 December 1951. Six days, 8 hours and 15 minute later, Dr. Player was the only paddler to finish, having survived two days of low rivers, a flash flood and a bite from a night adder. Ref: www.dusi.co.za. This unique race has taken place every year since and is now the subject to a movie ‘Beyond the River’, to be released in April 2017.

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Sad loss of Respected Paddler – Eamonn O’Donohoe

Canoeing Ireland has learned with great sadness of the passing yesterday of Eamonn O’Donohoe, a much-respected and well known member of our paddling community.

A passionate canoeist who was involved as a keen competitor in many of our sport’s disciplines including marathon, wildwater and slalom, Eamonn lost his life as a result of a paddling accident on Lough Ree, despite the valiant efforts of those involved in the rescue effort, particularly Lough Ree RNLI, Athlone Sub-Aqua, the Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter crew, Garda and ambulance emergency services personnel.

Our thoughts are with his grieving family and close friends at this very difficult time.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.