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GalwayFest 2012 - January 21st- 22nd

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:12 pm
by AndrewR
GalwayFest-2012. January 21st- 22nd. Freestyle and Whitewater events, scores will be linked to crown the all round whitewater champions. Mens and Womens classes, junior and senior. Guaranteed water. Guaranteed party. Sign up and queries at [email protected], more details on entry and venues to be released soon.

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.

Re: GalwayFest-2012

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:25 pm
by AndrewR
Freestyle/WW scores will be linked to crown an overall champion and to give many others an insight on how their own paddling is coming on. We are expecting miniture rivalries to spark up in many clubs across the country who are eager to compete. Oh and the party will be one to remember! All scores will be documented and put online.

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 protected] to sign up and for answers to any queries.

Thanks Barry & Andrew

Re: GalwayFest 2012 - January 21st- 22nd

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:09 pm
by AndrewR
Start list for GalwayFest, If you are doing both events *please post below with your t-shirt size* which is included in your 20e entry. If you just want to do one event a T-shirt is 7 euros! ... 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.

Re: GalwayFest 2012 - January 21st- 22nd- Entry closed

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:30 pm
by AndrewR
Thanks for all the entries folks we are at full capacity now.

Please read safety statement below. ... o5ZXgz4U1o

Bring to event or email this waiver to [email protected] in order to compete. ... wzBly-qU44

Re: GalwayFest 2012 - January 21st- 22nd

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:56 pm
by dave g

Re: GalwayFest 2012 - January 21st- 22nd

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:43 pm
by caz
Some footage of the Junior Freestyle[/video]

Re: GalwayFest 2012 - January 21st- 22nd

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:51 am
by Seanie

Re: GalwayFest 2012 - January 21st- 22nd

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:02 pm
by AndrewR
GalwayFest Overall Rankings for both events:
Senior Men:
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
20. Borris
21. David Glasswell
22. Kevin McCabe
23. Derek Flaherty.

Junior Men:
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: ... n_US#gid=0

Thanks again.

Re: GalwayFest 2012 - January 21st- 22nd

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:35 pm
by Seanie

Re: GalwayFest 2012 - January 21st- 22nd

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:50 pm
by Barry
another quick write up here

Re: GalwayFest 2012 - January 21st- 22nd

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:01 pm
by Seanie
Boatercrosses and events of this nature are getting better and better. The thing that really struck home with me is the amount of planing and level of professionalism these days. The lads did up a risk assessment and safety plan for the day, circulated it to interested parties beforehand and then published it after input. This makes it easier for the next even and makes boatercross even more legit.

Well done to everyone involved.

Re: GalwayFest 2012 - January 21st- 22nd

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:30 pm
by AndrewR
Its been some Season! T-wave Rodeo, Glens race, Flesk race, Crana weekend, Kerry for New Years, GalwayFest, Sluice event this weekend, Wacko to come, Varsities for some. Packed calendar.

*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! ... fNw9FlnDyM[/video]