Event aims to promote two things. Participation first while also promoting a more competitive side to Irish whitewater. This is not an elitist competition and anybody of Level 3 standard is eligible to compete. And yes you will get a generic kayaking t-shirt.
Fun Freestyle Rodeo on Saturday. Meeting at the event location at 11.30am. Notice will be given a day before on whether we are heading for the first choice Tuam or back up location Clifden. This will be a fun rodeo format, we want to see some epic paddle spins and air guitars!
Party in Galway city Saturday night. Details on location soon.
Whitewater is on the Boluisce. Meeting in spiddeal at 9.30am. There will first be a time trial race from the footbridge to poll gorm. 12 fastest competitors go into the boatercross finale. Two semi finals and a grand final. Standard river runners or creekboats will be allowed, no long boats. All competitors will need to be Level 3 standard to take part in this event. Prizegiving afterwards in 'An Tobar' in Spiddeal town which is also open during event to keep people warm with some beverages and finger food.
Event entry cost to be confirmed, but it wont be expensive. We are looking at ways to make it as cheap as possible and we would like to organise event t-shirts. The way to make this happen folks is to encourage lots of people in your club to come to this event. More people=cheaper overall.
We need the notice that we have the numbers to do some extra things for the event, that is why the closing date for entry will be Sunday the 8th of January. Thats the time where we will plow onwards or downsize the event so make sure you let us know you want to be part of this weekend before then!
Email email@example.com to sign up and for answers to any queries.
Thanks Barry & Andrew
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub ... utput=html
Entry for each event is €10. Register for both events for €20 and you will get an event t shirt.
The format for freestyle on Saturday will be a jam format. Competitors will be divided into heads of 5 with 3 minutes allocated per paddler. Competitors top 8 moves will make up their final score.
The score sheet will contain a full list of fun moves along all standard ICF moves. The full score sheet will be posted here next week.
Registration at Tuam or Clifden at 11am on the water for 12. Final call on event location will be made on Thursday the 19th of January.
The whitewater will take place on the Boluisce. Registration at half 9 in the car park in Spiddal.
The format will be a time trial with the top 12 going through to two semi final boater x heats to decide the line up for the super final.
The time trial will be run in two heats with half the competitors running safety while the other half race with everyone swapping over for the second heat.
Prize giving will be in An Tobar bar Spiddal after the race.
Saturday night party venue to be confirmed.
Please read safety statement below.
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id ... o5ZXgz4U1o
Bring to event or email this waiver to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to compete.
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id ... wzBly-qU44
1. Barry Loughnane
2. Moe Kelleher
3. Paddy McGovern
4. Brian Cahill
5. Colin Wong
6. Blackout Dave
7. Adrian Durrant
8. David Holden
9. Paul Lydon
10. Michael Rogerson
11. Andrew Regan
12. Paddy Woods
13. Orky O'Rourke
14. Gerard Keelan
15. David Coyle
16. Aran Kilroy
17. Niall Bochier
18. John Flanagan
19. William Hurley
21. David Glasswell
22. Kevin McCabe
23. Derek Flaherty.
1. Billy Brett
2. Robbie O'Shea
3. Shane Little
4. Alan Murphy
5. David McClure
1. Niamh Cleary
2. Siobhan McGriskin
3. Laura Griffin
4. Karen Vej
For full scores/times for everybody including those who only competed in one event your scores are here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... n_US#gid=0
http://eoinkeyes.blogspot.com/2012/01/g ... -2012.html
Well done to everyone involved.
*I would like to say a special thank you to the guys in Canoeing Ireland who at very little notice were incredibly supportive of this event. They deserve a great deal of praise.*
Good reasons to be optimistic for Irish paddling.
Heres a nice edit of the weekend by Shane Little!
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