Club Champs 2017 – Sign Up

CALL TO ARMS!

So the Canoeing Ireland Club Champs 2017 are nearly here … the Canoeing Ireland Club Champs is due to take place on April 8th + 9th on the River Suir in Clonmel where there is a new slalom course which was only opened last year.

For those that don’t know – The Club Champs has been designed as an Intervarsity style competition with clubs from all over Ireland taking part in 8 different discipline events. Each discipline will contribute towards each Clubs point total to help decide the 2017 Club Champions.

Wild Water won both Junior & Senior Club Champs in 2014 + 2015 and placed 2nd in 2016. This year we want to be back on top. So we want everyone to sign up, get involved for the club and have a ton of fun.

The Competition will run like this:

Saturday morning competitors can take part in Sprints and then fit in a Slalom run when it suits. On Saturday afternoon everyone can do the Wild Water Race. Polo will be played all day from 10 till 5 but the team will try to fit in WWR and Slalom runs between matches.

Club Champs Winners 2014! We want to update this image in 2017!

On Sunday morning there’s the Surf competition in Tramore and then in the afternoon there’s a choice of Freestyle or Marathon.

As the biggest canoeing & kayaking club in Ireland, Wild Water Kayak Club should definitely be aiming to come first again. But to do this we need as many club members as possible to join in and partake. You don’t have to be super fit (not that many of us are) and you don’t need to be out competing in these disciplines. All that’s really necessary is an interest in helping WWKC come out on top yet again!

TimeTable

SATURDAY EVENTS

TIME EVENT LOCATION INFO
11-1pm
Slalom Slalom – 200 metre course
Clonmel Slalom Course
No running order, just turn up when you’re free and put your run down whenever suits between other events.
11-1pm
Sprint – 200m course
Clonmel – River Suir, see map
Heats & Running order will be published to CI Website and sent to all participants by email on Friday.
2-4pm
Wild Water Racing – 400 metre Sprint
Clonmel Slalom Course
No running order, just turn up when you’re free and put your run down whenever suits between other events.
10 – 5pm
Polo
Clonmel Opp Denis Burke Park
League and Running order will be published to CI Website and sent to all participants by email on Friday.

SUNDAY EVENTS

TIME EVENT LOCATION INFO
9-11.30AM
Surf
Tramore Beach
Heats & Running order will be published to CI website and sent to all participants by email on Friday. Anyone doing an afternoon event will be put on an early heat so they can make it back in time.
1-3pm
Freestyle
Clonmel Slalom Course Wave
Heats & Running order will be published to CI website and sent to all participants by email on Friday. Anyone from Surf comp will be put on a late heat.
1-3pm
Marathon
Clonmel- River Suir
Race is 10km long on the River Suir. Any Junior registered for the Marathon Race will automatically be entered into the 5Km race. If a junior wishes to compete in the 10km race they must email Canoeing Ireland a minimum of 7 days before the event stating they wish to be entered in the 10Km race


What is it?

The Club Champs is a competition with clubs from all over Ireland taking part in 8 different discipline events. Each discipline will contribute towards each Clubs point total to help decide the 2017 Club Champions.

Who is it for?

EVERYONE!

The competition is NOT just for competitive paddlers, points are achieved for ALL participants, the level of water is very manageable for younger or inexperienced paddlers. The competition has a large number of classes. Everything is split by gender (except polo), and within the genders there is then categories for u16s, u18s, senior and +40s (masters).

This means it is especially important to have masters, u16s and lots of girls competing WWKC membership diversity is our strength!

What can I enter?

EVERYTHING!

The more events the better, this is an especially good time for members to try out other disciplines in a relaxed, fun and supportive atmosphere.

Although it is a competition, that really isn’t the goal of the club champs, its about having fun and getting involved in as much as possible, its is the best place for people to try something new.

Everybody there form WWKC is on the same team, we are all there to represent the club the support and encouragement from the club is fantastic, nobody cares if you don’t do well, everybody from WWKC is there to cheer on our own, it is truly a competition that brings the club together and encourages all levels of participation, it is unlike any other competition in the calendar.

Why should we enter?

Winning the club champs is the measurable way of proving that we have the most successful club in Ireland.

This is important when looking to apply for sports capital grants/ sponsorship and when advertising the clubs beginner courses/ junior programmes.

WWKC lost the club champs last year, and this was purely down to a very disappointing turnout, winning the competition it is up to YOU to improve on last year, it is everybody’s shared responsibility.

The main thing is to compete in as many events as you like and earn points for Wild Water. So even if you’ve never sat in a Slalom boat, then now’s your chance, plus you’ll earn points for WWKC, so bonus all round!

Entry Fee

Who can put a price on such a great opportunity to represent WWKC and get us into the history books yet again?

The Clonmel Slalom Course. photo credit: www.tipperarysports.ie

WWKC have agreed to subsidise fees by a whopping 50% for club members who enter and compete for WWKC. This means that entry fees for the weekend will be €15 for seniors, €10 for under 23s and €5 for under 18s. The price will be the same whether you’re looking to enter 1 or 5 events (which is realistically the most you can manage!). Club members can compete in as many or as little of these events as they like.

There’s no limit to the amount of people we can enter in any of the disciplines – bar polo (only one team is to take part and this is being looked after by the Polo officer). We can have as many participants as we like after that! It’d be great to see as many people as possible attending this and taking part. So if you’ve ever even knocked into a slalom pole down at the club then why not try your hand at the real thing … if you’ve noticed the juniors out in the wildwater boats and thought ‘that looks easy’ – then NOW is your chance to prove it!

Entries close on Friday 31st March so if you’re interested in taking part, fill in the form below and pay with paypal.

For further information you can check out www.canoe.ie/club-championships

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