Days

Sunday 2nd May
Wednesday 5th May

Location

Meteor Waterski Club, Lough Henney, Bresagh Road, Lisburn

Time

00:00 - 00:00

Price

£11.00 per person

Maximum 8 paddlers per session. Competent paddlers will be offered 2021 membership of BCC for £40-50 

Key Points

Belfast Canoe Club are the only club in Northern Ireland currently offering tuition in the Olympic discipline of kayak racing.
We are open to all, but our equipment is not generally suitable for children under 10.

Lough Henney is a uniquely suitable venue for learning to paddle racing kayaks

About The Event

This is an opportunity to try paddling a fast racing kayak on placid water.

An experienced racing coach will explain the differences between the kayaks and paddles used for racing and ‘normal’ kayaks, explain the principles of paddling fast, and provide an hour’s coaching on the water. Those interested in getting involved in racing will have the opportunity to join the club.

Club activities will continue Wednesdays and Sundays until October, and Sundays all year round.

 

Try Kayak Racing

Contact Details / Booking Information

To book e-mail belfastcanoeclub@gmail.com stating if you have a preference between the 2 sessions. Payment will be required before the event to confirm booking.

Event Organiser

Belfast Canoe Club

What's Included

The session is 2 hrs in total with 1 hr on the water. We provide racing kayaks, paddles, and buoyancy aids

What to Bring

Paddlers should wear light clothing and footwear. Avoid Fleece and other thick absorbent clothing, and trainers with thick soles. Paddlers must have a dry change of clothes available including footwear and towel in case of capsize. If you already have a buoyancy aid of your own suitable for kayaking you can use it

Suitability

Participants must be able to swim and have some previous experience of kayaking. Paddlers under 12 must be accompanied by a participating parent or sibling over 12.


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