Competitions

C1 Canoeing Workshop – 24th February 2018

Canoeing Ireland and the Irish Slalom Committee are delighted to invite paddlers to a C1 canoeing workshop coached by a number of athletes who’ve represented Ireland internationally.

C1 is a category of canoeing where paddlers kneel in a boat with a single bladed paddle and these boats can be found across all the disciplines. Ireland traditionally has a great history of this discipline abroad in in competition.

Wild Water Racing and Canoe Slalom C1 will be the focus of the day. The event will take place in Wild Water Canoe Club on Saturday the 24th of February starting at 10am and finishing around 4pm. The workshop is open to all ages and abilities! Boats and Paddles will be provided and there is no charge for the day. Anyone interested please contact Robert Hendrick –roberthendrick.rh@gmail.com for more information.

World Surf Kayak Championships 2017

World Surf Kayak Championships 2017

So after 9 days in Portrush, the 2017 World Surf Kayak Championship hosted by CANI and WSKA has come to an end and with it a very mixed bag of weather and surf conditions – everything from 2ft to 12ft!! HP (High Performance) and IC (International Class) boats and paddlers from all over put on some top notch displays. Read more

Recreational use of Irish waterways Survey

We are researching infections that are possibly associated with recreational use of open water. We want to hear from you about your awareness of, or any previous experience of such infection that you may have had. This research is being carried out by the Public Health Bathing Water Group of the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Participation is voluntary and all responses are anonymous.
This will take 5 – 6 minutes and to thank you for taking part there is a chance to win a prize of €150 One4all gift voucher. If you wish to enter this draw, you will be asked for your e-mail address. Please note that e-mail addresses will not be shared with any 3rd parties, are not linked to responses and will only be used for the purposes of the prize draw.

Your anonymous feedback will be used to help us to get a better understanding of the burden of illness with the intent of producing health advice to minimise this risk.

If you have questions at any time about the study, please feel free to contact the principal investigator Dr Katharine Harkin by email at: katharine.harkin@hse.ie.

To complete the survey, please click on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3ZZW6FL

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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