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k974
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getting started

Post by k974 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:10 am

hi just wondering how would somebody get started? living in the munster region anywhere to get lessons or do trips for beginners would love to give it a go, thanks

Adrians
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Re: getting started

Post by Adrians » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:43 am

There are loads of clubs and places to get lessons, whrer in Munster are you?

annie
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Re: getting started

Post by annie » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:47 am

Here's a list of clubs from the Irish Canoe Union website.

k974
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Re: getting started

Post by k974 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:06 am

i'm in cork, dont really want to join a club until i give it a go, is there some place that does daytrips would like to go on a river oviously nothing too big but something that would give a little excitement and insight to what it would be like if you trained up to faster rivers thanks

Adrians
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Re: getting started

Post by Adrians » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:18 am

Ah thats fair enough, that said most clubs run some sort of beginner courses that would give you a taste of the sport.

Phoenix kayak are very active and would be definatly worh contacting.

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I reckon if you have a quick chat with the lads in Munster Dive they will tell you about there kayak school or point you in the best place to go for what you want.

Best of luck,

Adrian
MDAC Essentials kayak course wrote: Essentials

Designed for the first-time paddler, this introductory course uses the most cutting-edge instructional techniques to get you start into the world of kayaking. The objective of this course is to give you a solid foundation upon which to build and enjoy the wonders of kayaking.

What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water (able to swim) can join this course.

What will I do?
We cover the essential skills and concepts, starting on calm flat-water with the fundamental strokes.
As your comfort level increases, we will progress by practicing these techniques in gradually faster-moving currents and trying more challenging exercises in the flats.

How long will it take?
Our Essentials program is an introduction to kayaking.
One evening session.

What will I need?
All equipment and course material is included in this course.

What are the course cost?
€45.00

If you need more information about this course please call in to the centre and ask to speak to an instructor. You can also e-mail us from the contact page.

muirs
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Re: getting started

Post by muirs » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:11 pm

As far as I know (could be wrong!) Phoenix have just finished up their last beginners course for this season, and they don't run courses through winter.
MDAC will run trips and courses all through winter.
The only other active clubs I know of are the college clubs - UCC and CIT, but both you have to be a student.
Hope that's of some help!
Muireann

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