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Flow State Issue 3

We have lift off!!

We hope you enjoy the third and final edition of Flow State for 2018. Share it far and wide! Thanks again for all the contributions from across the sport.
Have a great weekend and a very merry Christmas from everyone in Canoeing Ireland.

Flowstate Issue 3

Deepest Sympathies

Canoeing Ireland is deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life due to an incident on the River Roughty, Co. Kerry, yesterday afternoon. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the deceased’s family and friends at this very sad time.
 
On Behalf of the Board of Directors & Staff of Canoeing Ireland.

Blueway-Registration-Criteria

Registration Criteria

Registration to be a provider of the Canoeing Ireland Blueway provider scheme is open to all individuals, clubs, businesses and social, community, educational or commercial organisations offering canoeing activity in a commercial or not for profit context and who meet the Canoeing Ireland provider requirements.

For each provider registration application Canoeing Ireland will carry a desk-based instructor qualifications, insurance, standard operating procedures and risk assessments, equipment, tax compliance as detailed below. All Canoeing Ireland Blueway providers must be approved by the Board of Canoeing Ireland. No provider may take part in any events or training until registration has been completed and CI board approval received.

Staffing Qualifications

Registered providers must provide a list of their primary/core Canoeing Ireland qualified instructors. All instructors must be listed including ad-hoc and freelance instructors.

Registered providers can only use instructors who hold the qualifications relevant to the environment and courses they are delivering. Instructors may only operate within their remit and Canoeing Ireland pupil instructor ratios apply at all times.

All instructors must be current members of Canoeing Ireland and have completed Canoeing Ireland Garda Vetting.

Registered providers must provide copies of up to date first aid certificates for all instructors which will be recorded on the CI database.

Insurance

Registered providers must provide a copy of their insurance certificate and details of their conditions of cover and operating environment.

Equipment

Registered providers must provide a summary list of their equipment, including brands and models. The list must be supported with photographs of the equipment in bulk, e.g. photo of areas of the stores where equipment is kept, or photos of the equipment in use by groups.

Equipment must be fit for purpose and carry the required CE approval.

Standard Operating Procedures, Risk Assessments and Child Protection

Registered providers must provide copies of their standard operating procedures, risk assessments and proof of compliance with Child protection guidelines.

Tax Clearance

Where applicable registered providers must provide a valid tax clearance certificate.

Compliance

Canoeing Ireland reserves the rights to carry onsite inspection of program delivery without notice.

Reminder – Canoe Slalom AGM this Saturday January 27th

The AGM of Irish Canoe Slalom will take place at

6pm on Saturday the 27th of January

at the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre in the Strawberry Beds, Dublin.

  All AGM related documents can be found on our Documents page
            http://canoe.ie/slalom/sllalom-documents/

Tragic loss of life in Ecuador

Canoeing Ireland are deeply saddened by the deaths of the two Irish paddlers, Alex McGourty and David Higgins, while in Ecuador. Their family and friends have our deepest sympathies and our sincere condolences. Their loss will be felt by the whole community. We extend our condolences to all four of the other paddlers from the expedition. US national, Jeremy Bisson, was found on Saturday while Ecuadorian kayaker, Joaquin Meneses, was rescued two days later on Monday. They are still actively searching for Adam Vaughen.

Tribute to Alex McGourty and David Higgins – The Irish Times

David Higgins Tribute – Independent

David Higgins Tribute – Morning Live

Alex McGourty Tribute – The Times

Alex McGourty Tribute – Irish News

U23 & Junior World Championships C1 Semi Finals and Liam Jegou heading into finals this afternoon!!!

Jun/U23 Slalom World Championships – C1M Semi-Finals

This morning’s programme at the Jun/U23 Slalom World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia saw the Irish team competing in the semi-finals of the C1M U23 and Junior classes.

Jake Cochrane was first-off, of the Irish U23 trio, on a very tight technical course. He lost a little time on gate 3, picking up a penalty in the process and shaved it a little tight on two following offset moves to pick up further touches on gates 8 and 13 to leave him in 23rd position overall of the 62 competitors in this class with a time of 107.55 plus six added penalties.

Robert Hendrick was next off and he put in a very controlled, penalty-free run of 109.06secs to finish up in 20th position overall.

Liam Jegou knew he had to put in a top ten performance to progress to this afternoon’s final and he put in a very solid, penalty-free run of 100.41secs to qualify in 7th position. So, one of our three U23 semi-finalists progress to the finals this afternoon.

In the C1M Junior class James Gibbons was next up and was going well and clear up to gate 14 but was off-line for the following very difficult offset sequence and missed gates 15 and 16. Despite going back for the gates, he lost at least 30secs and took 50’s on both which ended his challenge. Still a very good debut at this level of competition for this young paddler which he will be hoping to build on at next month’s European Championships.

All eyes now on Liam’s final run which is scheduled for 15.20 Irish time, with Liam 4th off of the 10 finalists. Follow him on:

https://www.canoeicf.com/canoe-slalom-world-championships/bratislava-2017

Crayfish Plague – Emergency Containment Measures – River Suir & River Deel

ATTENTION: CRAYFISH PLAGUE –EMERGENCY CONTAINMENT MEASURES

In response to a recent outbreak of Crayfish Plague in the River Suir and River Deel, emergency disease containment measures are needed to help prevent its spread.

Crayfish Plague is a disease that kills our native White-clawed Crayfish. All crayfish that become infected will die. Crayfish Plague is easily transmitted in water or via contaminated equipment (for example on canoes, waders or nets).

Ireland holds the largest population of the White-clawed Crayfish that remains in Europe.

HELP PROTECT OUR NATIVE CRAYFISH FROM THIS DISEASE

All water users are asked to operate a temporary ban on moving water sports and angling equipment out of the River Suir and the River Deel catchment – commencing immediately.

Water sports and angling equipment currently in use in the Suir catchment may continue to be used there; but boats or angling equipment should not be transferred out of the catchment.

Limit your activity to the river section where you normally operate, avoid moving around the catchment and follow biosecurity protocols – Check, Clean, Dry.

Source – Inter Agency response from National Parks and Wildlife Service, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, Limerick County Council, Cork County Council, Tipperary County Council, Tipperary Sports Partnership, Waterford City and County Council, Marine Institute, Local Authority Water and Communities Office, Waterways Ireland and National Biodiversity Data Centre