September 2017

Irish National Sprint Championships 2017

 

Irish National Sprint Championships 2017

The Irish National Sprint Championships, Scheduled for August 12th in Lough Rynn.

Due to a busy Summer racing schedule both locally and Internationally in all Canoeing disciplines, we are postponing to a later date. We are proposing Saturday 30th September 2017 in Lough Rynn, The weekend after the Liffey Descent. Confirmation to follow.

If you aren’t racing on the day and are available we would welcome volunteers to help.

Any comments or suggestions should be made to: canoesprintireland@gmail.com

Canoe Slalom World Championships Pau, France 27-31 September 2017

We wish our Athletes the Very Best of Luck at the upcoming World Championships in Pau. You will see that they are also hosting the WWR championships at the same time!

Good Luck!

Mens C1- Liam Jegou and Jake Cochrane

Womens C1 – Caoimhe O’Ferrall

Mens K1 – Eoin Teague and Cade Ryan

Racing starts tomorrow

Wednesday Morning 9:15-12:30 C2M C1W and K1M

Thursday Morning: 9:15-11:45 K1W and C1M

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Below is a photo taken at the Opening Ceremony

 

Summerhill College (past pupils include Albert Reynolds and Tommy Gorman) Whitewater Kayak club tells a story of the goodwill that exists within the Sligo community. The club had almost everything it needed: support from the school, kayaks, equipment, qualified instructors, a great river, lots of rain and of course a bunch of lads eager to get on the water. One important component was however sorely lacking; a place near the river to store kayaks.

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Bio-security and the Barrow

The Crayfish plague is now on the Barrow from Royal oak.

It will only spread downstream of the location of infection.

For people operating on the Barrow, stick to you local area and if you have to move gear and boats, wash and dry for at least 48 hours before going to another water course.

  • Drain water from watercraft.
  • Inspect watercraft (inside and out) and other gear. Remove and safely dispose of all attached plant and animal material, mud or debris.
  • Rinse and disinfect all gear thoroughly this should be followed by a 24 hour drying period.  Milton can be used as a disinfectant, either make a solution or a spray. Or by washing gear in water over 40 degrees.
  • Disinfecting kayaks/canoes/paddles with (Virkon / Milton Solution or power hose with hot water over 40 degrees Celsius this should be followed by a 48 hour drying period.

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